Program Costs

The Cornell Graduate School has complete and frequently updated information on tuition, cost of living expenses, and some funding options offered through the graduate school. The Graduate School, along with the Cornell Financial Aid Office handles all federal loan information.

MILR program tuition for the 2015-2016 academic year is $16,000 per semester ($32,000 per year). Students are also responsible for the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP), which is$2,587 per year for an individual student (family rates are available). The Graduate School further estimates room and board at $17,625 per year, the cost of books and supplies around $1,480 and encourages students to budget$5,940 per year for personal expenses. Projected expenses for room and board, books, and personal expenses vary by individual students' needs and their program. While funding is limited, applicants who are admitted to the MILR program will be offered any available funding in their admission letter.

MS/PhD students (this does not include terminal MS students) are awarded teaching or research assistantships, which cover tuition ($20,800 per year), health insurance (SHIP), and a stipend ($24,658 per year). MS/PhD students are still responsible for the student activity fee ($81.00 per year) for finding their own housing and working out additional costs of living expenses beyond what the stipend provides.

Executive Master of Human Resource Management (Online) tuition for the 2015-16 academic year is $50,000. Accommodations for your three on-campus sessions are at your expense; you can make arrangements at any of several local hotels, inns, or bed and breakfasts. We offer recommendations regarding lodging, transportation, travel agencies and more. There are no scholarships, fellowships, or grants awarded for this program; students are eligible to apply for federal Stafford loans. The Cornell Graduate School, along with the Cornell Financial Aid Office, handles all federal loan information.