Approximately 50% of Cornell's undergraduate students receive aid. Financial aid is awarded solely based on demonstrated financial need, and our policies reflect our commitment to helping students and their families afford a Cornell education. We offer need-blind admission for U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and students with DACA status. For these students, the following aid-initiatives help ensure that Cornell is an affordable option:
- Need-based loans are capped or eliminated for students from families that meet income guidelines.
- Students with a total family income of less than $60,000, and total assets of less than $100,000, will have no parent contribution.
- Cornell will match the family contribution components and lower loan level of other Ivy League schools, and will also strive to match the family contribution components and lower loan level offers from Stanford, Duke, and MIT.
For the most current information on tuition and access to our financial aid calculator, please visit the Costs and Aid site. Keep in mind that ILR is one of Cornell's contract colleges.