International Applicants

Cornell University provides financial aid on a limited basis to students who are not citizens, or eligible non-citizens, of the United States.

Follow the instructions and deadlines below. Undocumented students residing in the U.S. should follow these procedures as well.


Required Information

2015-16 Early Decision – November 1, 2014

2015-16 Regular Decision – February 15, 2015

2015-16 Fall Transfer – March 15, 2015

Complete the College Scholarship Service (CSS) PROFILE online

Cornell’s CSS code is 2098

Important to note:

  • There is no financial aid available for Spring 2015 international transfer admits.
  • Applicants who have dual U.S. citizenship should follow the instructions for U.S. citizens and permanent residents.
  • Applicants should be prepared to submit additional information to Cornell University upon request, including but not limited to: parent and student 2013 income information, noncustodial parent income and asset information, a photocopy of your passport or citizenship documents.
  • Please pay close attention to the deadlines. Late applications may not be considered.
  • Applicants who are unable to submit the online CSS PROFILE should contact us via e-mail at
  • Review some Frequently Asked Questions regarding international financial aid at Cornell. If you have further questions or concerns, please contact us via email.