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Cornell University    
 
    
 
  Oct 17, 2017
 
Courses of Study 2011-2012 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bursar, Tuition, and Billing


Tuition for Academic Year 2011-2012


Endowed Divisions
Undergraduate  
Architecture, Art, and Planning  
Arts and Sciences  
Engineering  
Hotel Administration $41,325
     
Graduate  
Graduate School (with chair in an endowed college) $29,500
Johnson Graduate School of Management Two-Year Program $51,480
     
Professional  
Law School $53,150
  LL.M. one-year program students $56,490
     
Contract Divisions (tuition rates are tentative)  
     
Undergraduate  
Agriculture and Life Sciences  
Human Ecology  
Industrial and Labor Relations  
  New York State resident* $25,185
  Nonresident $41,325
     
Graduate and Professional Students  
Graduate School (with chair in a contract college) $20,800
Veterinary Medicine  
  New York State resident DVM $28,400
  Nonresident DVM $42,750
  Graduate, Ph.D. $20,800
     
Student Activities Fee (Tentative)  
  Undergraduate students $216
  Graduate and professional students $76
     
 Continuing Education and Summer Sessions
 
  Summer Session 2011  $1,055
  Extramural Study (Fall 2011, Spring 2012)  $1,105
  Winter Session 2012  $1,105
  per credit**  
     
In Absentia Fees  
  Undergraduate $200 per semester
  Graduate and professional $200 per semester
  Law and management $75 per semester
     

The amount, time, and manner of payment of tuition, fees, or other charges may be changed at any time without notice.  Additional fee information including departmental expenses, housing and dining costs, fraternity and sorority fees, transportation, fitness center, health insurance, and CIT service costs is available at www.bursar.cornell.edu.

* Residency status is determined at the time of admission by the college. Change in residency status is determined by the university bursar following matriculation. The deadline for submission of requests for the Fall 2011 semester is June 1, 2011. The deadline for the Spring 2012 semester is November 1, 2011. Further information and an application can be found at www.bursar.cornell.edu.

** Regular session rate. Special program rates may vary.

Admission application fees and forms may be found at www.cornell.edu/admissions.

Tuition Refund Policy


Amounts personally paid for tuition may be refunded if the student requests a leave of absence or withdrawal from the office of the dean of his or her college of enrollment. The date of this request will determine the tuition liability for the semester. All students refer to the “Proration Schedule for Withdrawals and Leaves of Absence” below.

Repayment policy. Students receiving financial aid from the university who withdraw during a semester will have their aid reevaluated, possibly necessitating repayment of a portion of aid received. Repayment to aid accounts depends on the type of aid received, government regulations, and the period of time in attendance. Cornell is authorized to offset any credit balances against any debts owed by the student to the university.

Proration Schedule for Withdrawals and Leaves of Absence
Fall 2011 and Spring 2012
All Students
 
Percentage Fall 2011 Spring 2012
no charge 8/24–8/30 1/23-1/29
10% charge 8/31-9/6 1/30/2/5
20% charge 9/7-9/20 2/6-2/19
30% charge 9/21-9/27 2/20-2/26
40% charge 9/28-10/4 2/27-3/4
50% charge 10/5-10/11 3/5-3/11
60% charge 10/12-10/18 3/12-3/18
80% charge 10/19-10/25 3/19-3/25
100% charge 10/26 3/26
     

Special programs, such as Cornell Abroad and Executive MBA, may follow their own tuition refund policies for withdrawals and leaves of absence. Please refer to the appropriate program office for details regarding those policies.

Billing and Payment


Billing

Electronic billing (E-billing) is the official method of billing. Paper bills will not be sent. Tuition and room and board charges will be billed in July and December and must be paid before registration. The due date for these semester bills will be August 7 for the July billing and January 7 for the December billing. All other charges, credits, and payments will appear on monthly statements.

It is possible that some charges will not be listed on the first bill and will appear on a subsequent monthly bill. A student must be prepared to pay any charges appearing on a subsequent bill even though the student receives a financial aid stipend before the charges are billed.

All payments are due by the due date stated on the bill; all payments must be received by that date to avoid finance charges. Payments are not processed by postmark.

The Office of the Bursar conducts all business directly with the student. Monthly charges, as well as any awards, grants, scholarships, and loans, are listed and billed under the student’s name. Refund checks and direct deposit refunds are also drawn in the name of the student. Cornell is also authorized to offset any credit balances against any debts owed by the student to the university.

Payments

An individual who has outstanding indebtedness to the university will not be allowed to register or re-register in the university, receive a transcript of record, have academic credits certified, be granted a leave of absence, or have a degree conferred. University policy precludes the use of any current financial aid for payment of past-due charges.

The Office of the Bursar acts as a clearinghouse for student charges and credits that are placed directly on a student’s bill by several departments and offices of the university. Because the Office of the Bursar does not have detailed records concerning many items that appear on a bill, students should contact the office involved if they have questions.

For further information, students should contact the Office of the Bursar, Cornell University, 260 Day Hall (tel. 607-255-2336; fax 607-255-6442; uco-bursar@cornell.edu; www.bursar.cornell.edu). Bursar account information may be viewed in real time on Student Center.