Courses of Study 2019-2020 
    Jul 21, 2024  
Courses of Study 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bursar, Tuition, and Billing

Tuition for Academic Year 2019-2020

Undergraduate Tuition


Per Year


Endowed Ithaca
Architecture, Art and Planning; Arts and Sciences; Engineering; Hotel Administration


Contract - New York State Resident
Agriculture and Life Sciences; Human Ecology; Industrial and Labor Relations


Contract Nonresident
Agriculture and Life Sciences; Human Ecology; Industrial and Labor Relations


Graduate Research Tuition



Per Year

Endowed Ithaca
Applies to M.S., M.S./Ph.D., Ph.D., M.F.A. and D.M.A. programs, non-degree students, and all M.A. programs, except the M.A. in City and Regional Planning (CRP) and the M.S. Information Sciences


Contract Colleges
Applies to M.S., M.S./Ph.D., Ph.D. M.F.A., and D.M.A. programs, non-degree students, and all M.A. degrees, except the M.A. in CRP and the M.S. Nutrition


Veterinary Medicine Graduate PHD


M.S. Information Science


Professional Degree Tuition


Degree or Program

Per Year

Professional Degree Tier 1
M.Arch. I, MS Advanced Architectural Design*, M.Eng., M.P.S. programs in Applied Statistics, Applied Economics & Management, Information Sciences, Real Estate
*MS Advanced Architectural Design 12-month program annual tuition is $84,825.00 and includes the summer term.


Professional Degree Tier 2
M.H.A.; M.I.L.R.; M.L.A.; M.P.A.; M.R.P.; and M.P.S. programs in CALS (except Applied Economics & Management), Human Ecology, ID, and ILR (except eMPS HR),and Veterinary Medicine


Professional Degrees
M.P.S. ILR NYC is a part-time program charged at one-half the Tier 1 rate.


SC Johnson School two-year M.B.A - New Students


E.M.B.A. Metro NY - New Students


E.M.B.A. Metro NY - Current Students


Law School - J.D.


Law School - LL.M. (one-year program)


Veterinary Medicine - New York State Resident D.V.M.


Veterinary Medicine - Nonresident D.V.M.


Mandatory/Administrative Fees


Fee Type

Per Year

Undergraduate Student Activity


Graduate Student Activity


In Absentia Fees


Student Type

Per Semester

Undergraduate Students


Graduate and Professional Students


Veterinary Medicine and Johnson Graduate School of Management (JGSM) Students


Other Tuition Fees


Fee Type

Per Semester

Extramural Study    Summer Session 2019   

Extramural Study    Winter/Spring Session 2020



*Regular session rate per credit hour. Special Programs rates may vary.

Admission application fees and forms may be found at

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 additional programs, special programs, departmental expenses, housing and dining costs, fraternity and sorority fees, transportation, fitness center, health insurance, and CIT service costs is available at

* 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 2019 semester is June 1, 2019. The deadline for the Spring 2020 semester is November 1, 2019. Further information and an application can be found at


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.

Students enrolled in classes which begin before the official “Instruction Begins” date on the academic calendar will have their refund percentages adjusted according to the day ranges listed after the date ranges. The day ranges are calendar days that include weekends and holidays.

Proration Schedule for Withdrawals and Leaves of Absence*

Fall 2019 and Spring 2020

Percentage Fall 2019 Spring 2020
No Charge 8/29-9/04 (Days 0-6) 1/21-1/27 (Days 0-6)
10% charge 9/05-9/11 (Days 7-13) 1/28-2/03 (Days 7-13)
20% charge 9/12-9/25 (Days 14-27) 2/04-2/17 (Days 14-27)
30% charge 9/26-10/02 (Days 28-34) 2/18-2/24 (Days 28-34)
40% charge 10/03-10/09 (Days 35-41) 2/25-3/02 (Days 35-41)
50% charge 10/10-10/18 (Days 42-50) 3/03-3/09 (Days 42-48)
60% charge 10/19-10/25 (Days 51-57) 3/10-3/16 (Days 49-55)
80% charge 10/26-11/03 (Days 58-66) 3/17-3/24 (Days 56-63)
100% charge 11/04 (Day 67+) 3/25 (Day 64+)

*NOTE: 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


The Office of the Bursar bills Cornell students twelve times each year. 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 7th of the month; 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.


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.

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 offers several payment options. The preferred method of payment is electronic payments via CASHNet. Paying online via the CASHNet supports Cornell’s sustainability efforts. Other methods of payment are: the monthly Cornell Installment Plan, wire transfers, college savings plans, and third-party billing (for sponsored students). We accept check payments by mail, and check or cash payments in person.

For further information, students should contact the Office of the Bursar, Cornell University, 260 Day Hall; tel. (607) 255-2336, Mon-Fri 9:30am-4:15pm; fax (607) 255-6442; Bursar account information may be viewed in real time on Student Center, Student Essentials or CASHNet.