Our unique financial aid initiatives exemplify our commitment to providing need-based aid and making Cornell affordable for admitted students.
Parent Contribution Initiative
Families with a total family income of less than $60,000, and total assets of less than $100,000 (including primary home equity), will have no parent contribution. Learn more.
Students from families with a total annual income under $60,000 will have no student loans as part of their financial aid package, reducing the debt owed by the student and/or family after graduation. Learn more.
Award Matching Initiative
Cornell will commit to increasing grant aid by matching the family contribution components and lower loan level of financial aid offers from other Ivy League schools. Cornell will strive to match family contribution components and lower loan level offers from Stanford, MIT, and Duke as well.