Courses of Study 2023-2024 
    Jul 25, 2024  
Courses of Study 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bursar, Tuition, and Billing

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Tuition for Academic Year 2023-2024

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 (including the Dyson School); Human Ecology (including the Brooks School); Industrial and Labor Relations


Contract Nonresident
Agriculture and Life Sciences (including the Dyson School); Human Ecology (including the Brooks School); Industrial and Labor Relations


Graduate Research Tuition



Per Year

Endowed Masters
Applies to M.S., M.F.A., non-degree students, and M.A. programs, except the M.S. Information Sciences, M.S. Advanced Architectural Design, and M.S. Advanced Urban Design, and M.F.A. Image Text


Endowed Doctoral
Applies to Ph.D., D.M.A. and J.S.D. programs


Contract Colleges
Applies to M.S. and Ph.D. programs, non-degree students, and all M.A. degrees, except the M.S. Nutrition and the M.S. Atmospheric Science


Professional Degree Tuition


Degree or Program

Per Year

Professional Degree Tier 1
ILR eMPS, EMHRM, M.Eng, M.P.S. [Applied Statistics, AEM, Information Sciences, Management, Real Estate], M.M.H., M.S. [Information Sciences, Advanced Architectural Design, Advanced Urban Design] 


Professional Degree Tier 2
M.H.A.; M.I.L.R.; M.L.A.; M.P.A.; M.P.H.; M.R.P.; and M.P.S. programs in CALS (excluding the Dyson School), Human Ecology (including the Brooks School), ID, ILR (except eMPS HR),and Veterinary Medicine; M.S. [Nutrition, Atmospheric Science]


Executive M.H.A. - New Students total program cost


Executive M.H.A. - Continuing Students total program cost


Executive M.P.A. - New Students total program cost


Executive M.P.A. - Continuing Students total program cost


M.F.A. [Image Text]


Executive M.M.H. - New Students total program cost


MBA Programs

SC Johnson School two-year residential M.B.A.



SC Johnson School one-year M.B.A [3 semesters]


E.M.B.A. Metro NY - New Students


E.M.B.A. Metro NY - Current Students


E.M.B.A. Americas - New Students (Summer component of rate may vary based on program cohort)


E.M.B.A. Americas - Continuing Students (Summer component of rate may vary based on program cohort)


M.S. Business Analytics - New Students total program cost


Law School - J.D.


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


Legal Studies - MSLS (Spring 2023 entrants per credit rate)


Legal Studies - MSLS (continuing students total program cost)


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–Part Time Study

Per Credit

Fall 2023 and Spring 2024

Winter and Summer Sessions 2024



*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 2023 semester is June 1, 2023. The deadline for the Spring 2024 semester is November 1, 2023. Further information and an application can be found at

Other Costs

In addition to the fees outlined above, there are other costs associated with attending Cornell including room, board, books and supplies.  

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*

This schedule is based on the 2023-2024 academic year instructional calendar as of March 31, 2023. Any changes to the instructional calendar may necessitate changes to the proration schedule as well. The most up-to-date proration schedule can always be found at Leaving and Withdrawing.

Fall 2023 and Spring 2024


Fall 2023 Last Day of Attendance

Spring 2024 Last Day of Attendance
No charge

Aug 21 - Aug 30, 2023

(Days 0-9) Jan 22 - Jan 31, 2024 (Days 0-9)
10% charge

Aug 31 - Sept 9, 2023

(Days 10-19) Feb 1 - Feb 10, 2024 (Days 10-19)
20% charge

Sept 10 - Sept 19, 2023

(Days 20-29) Feb 11 - Feb 20, 2024 (Days 20-29)
30% charge

Sept 20 - Sept 29, 2023

(Days 30-39)

Feb 21 - Mar 1, 2024

(Days 30-39)

40% charge

Sept 30 - Oct 9, 2023

(Days 40-49)

Mar 2 - Mar 11, 2024

(Days 40-49)

50% charge

Oct 10 - Oct 19, 2023

(Days 50-59)

Mar 12 - Mar 21, 2024

(Days 50-59)

60% charge

Oct 20 - Oct 29, 2023

(Days 60-69)

Mar 22 - Mar 31, 2024

(Days 60-69)

100% charge

Oct 30, 2023 or later

(Day 70+) Apr 1, 2024 or later (Day 70+)

*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 January and must be paid before registration. The due date for these semester bills will be August 7 for the July billing and February 7 for the January 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, 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 or in person.

For further information, students should contact the Office of the Bursar, Cornell University, 260 Day Hall; tel. (607) 255-2336, Mon-Fri 10am-1pm/2-4:00pm; Bursar account information may be viewed in real time on Student Center, Student Essentials or CASHNet.