2024 Application Guide for Cornell University US Freshman Financial Aid


Scholarship Awarding University: 

Type of degree: 

Scholarship Deadline: 
Applications for this scholarship will end on the 15th of December, 2023

Scholarship Summary: 
Cornell is committed to ensuring that every admitted first-year student (US citizens and residents only) with demonstrated financial need is provided with a tailored fit financial aid package that covers all their financial need.

Scholarship Applicant Criteria: 
To be eligible for financial aid consideration, applicants must;
i. Be US citizens or residents
ii. Demonstrate significant financial need

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;
Step 1: Complete the CSS Profile (all students)
  - Search for "Cornell University" or use code 2098 when prompted

Step 2: Complete the FAFSA
(U.S. citizens and eligible noncitizens only) -
  - Search for "Cornell University" or use code 002711 when prompted
  - Transfer your IRS tax information securely into your FAFSA when prompted
  - If you are a New York resident - complete the NYS aid application when prompted - search for "Cornell University" or use codes 0174 for NYS contract colleges or 0175 for endowed colleges
  - If you are an eligible noncitizen - learn more about aid opportunities from the U.S. Government and New York State

Step 3: Application Confirmation -
  - The College Board (CSS Profile), the U.S. Department of Education (FAFSA), and/or the New York Higher Education Services Corporation (NYS Aid Application)  confirm receipt of your application(s) by email
  - Cornell will also confirm receipt of your application(s) by email

Step 4: Application Review -
  - After receiving your aid application(s), Cornell may request additional forms or documentation if required or to clarify information on your application. Requests are initiated by Cornell, via the College Board's Institutional Documentation Service (IDOC)
  • If you receive a request, please log into your IDOC Student Dashboard and upload signed copies of requested documents as soon as possible.
  • Please avoid uploading documents that have not been requested - unnecessary submissions may slow application review.
  • If you do not receive a request for additional documentation, Cornell has enough information to provide an estimated financial aid offer - no additional action is needed.
Scholarship Website: 
Find further information on this scholarship opportunity at the Cornell US Freshman Financial Aid Page.