Tuition and Financing


The total tuition cost for the Cornell Executive MBA Metro NY program is $195,498.

This figure applies to students in the Class of 2021 who entered the EMBA Metro NY program in July 2019. Tuition for the Class of 2022, entering in July 2020, will be set in the spring of 2020.

Included in the EMBA Metro NY program tuition:

  • Instruction
  • Academic services
  • Books and printed materials
  • Accommodations (Saturday nights) and some meals during class weekends
  • Accommodations and meals for residential sessions in Ithaca
  • Accommodations and most meals during the Global Business Study trip

The tuition cost listed does not include transportation to and from residential sessions or the Global Business Study location. Tuition is billed in six installments, payable around the start of each term. The $5,000 admissions deposit you pay upon enrollment will be applied to your first tuition installment.


Financing your EMBA Metro NY degree

Some students in the Executive MBA Metro NY program receive sponsorship from their employers. Others pay for their education with federal or private loans.

Employer sponsorship

We encourage you to have an open conversation with your supervisor and discuss sponsorship opportunities. Your supervisor will need to supply one of your letters of recommendation for your EMBA application.

Merit-based scholarships

There are a limited number of small and partial merit-based scholarships for the Executive MBA Metro NY program. Scholarships are granted at the discretion of the admissions committee. You do not need to apply to these scholarships separately—you will be considered for them as part of your application for admission.

Yellow Ribbon Program for U.S. veterans

The Executive MBA Metro NY program participates in the Post-9/11 GI Bill Yellow Ribbon Program. This program is available to veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces who are eligible for the maximum benefit under the Post-9/11 GI Bill. The EMBA Metro NY program will contribute up to $25,000 annually in scholarship support, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will provide up to $25,000 in additional matching funds.

Federal loans

Students can borrow up to $20,500 (maximum) through the Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan. Remaining tuition costs (less any scholarships or employer contributions) can be borrowed through a Federal Direct Graduate PLUS loan, which requires a credit check. Your first step in the federal loan application process is to file a FAFSA application using the FAFSA code: 002711 (Cornell University). If you are approved for a federal loan, you must submit a federal loan request form to our financial aid office. More information on this process will be available once you are enrolled in the program.

Private loans

You may research and apply for private loans to finance your EMBA program tuition costs. Johnson does not recommend any particular lenders. Once you have been selected and approved, you must submit a private loan request form to our financial aid office.


For more information, contact:

Office of Financial Aid, Johnson Graduate School
607.255.6116
financialaid@johnson.cornell.edu 

Financial aid and student accounts for the EMBA Metro NY program are administered from the Cornell University campus in Ithaca, New York.

Apply to the EMBA Metro NY program

Learn more about the admissions process, application deadlines, and required materials or start your application for the Executive MBA Metro NY program.