Our financing options are structured to provide benefits to your family, no matter your income level. Cornell offers several options that can help you pay for college:
Cornell Installment Plan (CIP)
You may want to consider monthly, interest-free installments. Under this plan, you choose how much to budget and whether you want to pay in five installments (one semester), ten, or twelve installments (one year). More information about CIP is available from the Office of the Bursar.
Regardless of your eligibility for financial aid, Cornell offers a wide variety of part-time jobs. Working a modest number of hours a week reduces loan debt, provides money for expenses, and develops career interests and skills.
Federal loans are available to parents of Cornell students up to the cost of attendance. Please visit the Financial Aid website for more information. Students can also apply for an alternative loan through an outside lender, but you are responsible for contacting a lender of your choice.
To apply for need-based financial aid, such as University Grants, or Need-Based Education Loans, please visit the Financial Aid website.