New Students

Financial Aid

All financial aid sources will be applied first to your university tuition bill. Approved student loans will show as an acceptable pending aid credit towards tuition and will disburse mid-August.  Please note the bursar office accepts pending aid until federal loans are disbursed by the Department of Education. If any of these funds result in a credit balance to your account, the credit will be refunded to you after university registration occurs in late August. You will want to be prepared to use your own resources to cover expenses until late August. Instructions on how to sign up for student aid refunds using direct deposit will be included in your electronic tuition statement mid-July.

Federal Direct Loan and Graduate PLUS Master Promissory Note (MPN):
For students accepting the federal unsubsidized loan that was outlined in their award notification and who are borrowing through the Grad PLUS program, an online entrance counseling session and MPN(s) will need to be completed. An email on how to complete these steps was previously emailed to you. If you have not yet completed your MPN(s) and counseling session please refer to the email that was previously sent for instructions or link directly to the Federal Student Aid Direct Loan Web site at Please note the Graduate PLUS program requires a separate application and must be submitted to our office (application was included with your initial award notification). Do not complete the online application provided on the Federal Student Aid website, only the MPN.
Quorum FCU International student loan:
For students who have completed the online application and received a conditional approval your loan will show as an acceptable pending aid credit towards tuition. We will finalize your loan documents during the international student orientation in August.  More information on date and time will be sent.

If you have not done so, it’s not too late to apply for our international loan program.  Apply online at

Questions about Financial Aid, contact Lisa Pastrick.

Tuition Bills

E-Billing for FALL 2013 TUITION
Cornell University has electronic tuition billing and, therefore, you must access your tuition statements online. Below are instructions to follow for obtaining your student ID number, completing your bursar disclosure form and accessing your electronic invoices. Your Cornell bill will be available to view and pay online beginning July 12. Tuition payment is due August 7 and must be paid or covered by financial aid before you are able to register. On this bill you will see your fall tuition charge of $27,974, admissions deposit credit, plus your initial billing for student health insurance (health insurance will begin on August 1, 2013 and this year's coverage will last until the next plan year starts in August 2014).
Step One: Access your Cornell Student ID# (7 digits)

Navigate to Student Center 

Log-in with your Cornell University Net ID and password

On your Student Center page, under "Personal Information" click on the "Demographic Data" tab - you'll find your seven digit ID number at the top of the page.

Step Two: Accessing your Electronic Invoice - available Friday, July 12, 2013

  1. Navigate to the Net.Pay Web site 
  2. You will be required to create an ID and password.
  3. Following the instructions on the screen to view and pay your tuition bill.

On the Net.Pay site, you will also notice a link entitled "Enrollment Instructions for Parents or Authorized Other Payers." Click on this link to view a PDF document containing instructions for setting up an authorized payer. An authorized payer is able to view, print and pay your tuition bill on your behalf.

If you have questions about your Net.Pay or bursar account you will want to contact Cornell Bursar Office.