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Cost of attendance

Each year, the Graduate School prepares a nine-month student expense budget defining standard allowances for education costs for graduate and professional students. Tuition and other budget figures for the 2015-16 academic year are listed below.

Tuition* and fees

$20,881 - $73,411

Housing and Dining Allowance (Room & Board)

$17,388

Books and Supplies

$1,330

Personal and Micellaneous Expenses

$5,940

Total Cost of Attendance

$45,539 - $98,069

*Contract college tuition for research degrees (M.A., M.S., M.S./Ph.D., Ph.D.) and non-degree students: $20,800. Endowed tuition for research degrees (M.A., M.S., M.S./Ph.D., Ph.D.) and non-degree students: $29,500. Professional degree tuition varies by program and may include summer tuition.

Housing and Dining (Room & Board)

The housing and dining allowances should permit a student comfortable, but modest, housing and a balanced diet. Your living costs will depend on your lifestyle and living arrangements. Discretionary lifestyle choices cannot be subsidized by federal or private education loans.

Books and Supplies

The allowance for books and supplies is sufficient for the purchase of all required books and supplies.

Personal and Micellaneous Expenses

The personal allowance covers necessary student-related living expenses other than room and board and student health insurance, such as routine costs of transportation to and from campus, (including parking fees) and basic telephone service.

Budgeting

Your education-related costs may be different from the budget we use for financial aid purposes. Please remember that you cannot use education loans (even private education loans) to cover costs above our published budget. You may have to plan carefully to ensure that you can meet all your expenses during the year.

Additional Expenses

Additional expenses, up to but not exceeding the amount listed below, can be used to increase the cost-of-attendance amount. However, this is determined on a case-by-case basis after a student submits appropriate documentation and completes the budget-increase form, available on our website.

Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP)

Cornell Health Insurance student premium**

$2560

Dental

Cornell Dental Health student premium**

$271

Vision

Cornell Vision student premium**

$148

One-time computer purchase (must provide receipt

as proof of purchase)

$3,000

Dental(not covered by health insurance)

case by case

Medical(not covered by health insurance)

case by case

**For more information, please contact Student Health Insurance at 607-255-6363.