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Opportunity and Affordability

You are making one of the most important investments of your life, and we’re here to support you with a variety of financial aid programs. 

At Cornell, we are committed to providing access to a quality higher education and distributing our aid programs as equitably as possible, with special focus on Cornell's Commitment to Diversity and our Open Doors statement. We welcome aid applications from students all over the world, including U.S. undocumented residents (U.S. undocumented residents please follow the instructions for international applicants). The process of applying for financial aid can be challenging, but whether you are a prospective applicant or a returning student, our goal is to make it as simple as possible.