Cornell University practices need-aware international admissions and provides financial aid to admitted international students and admitted undocumented students without DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival) status who apply for financial aid and have demonstrated financial need.
Cornell will offer institutional financial aid to admitted and currently enrolled undergraduate international students who have been long-term Green Card applicants but have not yet achieved Legal Permanent Resident (Green Card) status. Undergraduate students who are determined to have satisfied Cornell's documentation requirements will be eligible for need-blind admissions and need-based financial aid like any U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
Additionally, undergraduate students who hold DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival) status granted by the federal government will be considered domestic students by Cornell University for purposes of admissions and financial aid, and thus are eligible for need-blind admissions and need-based financial aid like any U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
Financial aid for international students is made available from university funds, as well as, from scholarships that include, (but are not limited to), the Cornell Club of Hong Kong Scholarship, the Robert and Wendy Purcell Scholarship for students from the Philippines and Thailand, and the Tata Scholarship for students from India.
*International refers to applicants who are not U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents.
To apply for international financial aid, students must submit the College Scholarship Service (CSS) PROFILE. This application should be submitted by November 1 for early decision and January 2 for regular decision. International financial aid is need-aware and additional review criteria include academic excellence, geographic diversity, and potential for campus participation and/or leadership.
To learn more, please visit Cornell's Prospective International Applicants website.