2024 Cornell University International Freshman Financial Aid (US Based)


Scholarship Awarding University: 

Type of degree: 

Scholarship Deadline: 
Applications for this scholarship will end on the 1st of November, 2023

Scholarship Summary: 
Cornell University practices need-aware international admissions and provides financial aid to admitted international students and undocumented students who apply for financial aid and have demonstrated financial need. International applicants who do not apply for financial aid when they apply for admission (and who are admitted) will not be eligible to apply for financial aid at any time as an undergraduate at Cornell. Applicants who anticipate the need for financial assistance at any point during their undergraduate course of study at Cornell must apply for aid when they apply for admission.

Scholarship Applicant Criteria: 
To be eligible for financial aid consideration, applicants must;
i. Be International fee-paying students
ii. Demonstrate significant financial need
iii. Apply for an undergraduate degree at Cornell and be admitted

Value of Scholarship: 
Cornell Financial Aid varies in amount and is dependent on the established aid that each applicant needs.

Scholarship Application Guide: 
To apply;
    a. Cornell’s undergraduate CSS Code is 2098
    b. If parents are divorced, separated, or were never married, your noncustodial parent will need to complete a separate CSS Profile. Each parent will access their CSS Profile with different College Board log-in credentials.
    c. College Board recommends that the student and the custodial parent start the CSS Profile application first. Although the noncustodial parent can start the application at any time, the noncustodial parent will not be able to complete the application until the student selects a college that requires the CSS Profile from the noncustodial parent.
    - Applicants who are unable to submit the online CSS Profile should contact the school via e-mail at intl-finaid@cornell.edu well in advance and prior to the stated application deadlines
    - CSS Profile fee waiver requests must be sent to intl-finaid@cornell.edu by the stated application deadlines

ii. Applicants should be prepared to submit additional information to Cornell University upon request, including but not limited to: parent and student 2020 and/or 2021 income information, noncustodial parent income and asset information, and a photocopy of your passport or citizenship documents.

iii. Cornell practices need-aware international admissions and the offer of admission is directly linked to your ability to meet expenses. International candidates whose families have the financial means to afford educational costs are encouraged not to apply for financial aid.

Scholarship Website: 
Find further information on this scholarship opportunity at the Cornell International Freshman Scholarship Page.