Student Perks and Discounts

Ithaca Commons

Cornell has a number of resources to help you stay on track with your personal budgeting plan. Below is a sampling of discounts and freebies for Cornell graduate students available at Cornell and beyond. There are also several national associations that offer free or discounted memberships to graduate students.

Academic Resources and Services

Budget and Personal Finance Resources

  • GradSense (From the Council of Graduate Schools with finance and budget information for graduate students)
  • UCLA’s fellowship database (Searchable database for graduate and postdoc funding)
  • CashCourse (Customizable information about personal finances)

Emergency Funds

Entertainment Savings

Fitness and Wellness Services

Retail Savings

  • The Cornell Store (Discounts on technology and cell products, three locations across Ithaca)

Transportation and Travel Opportunities

  • TCAT Bus (All registered Cornell students receive unlimited rides on all TCAT buses for their first year, and after 6:00 p.m. weekdays and anytime Saturday and Sunday for their subsequent years when using their CU ID card at the farebox)
  • Campus to Campus Bus (Discounted tickets for Cornell students and staff)
  • Short Line Bus to/from New York City, New Jersey, and Long Island (Discounted weekend fare for Cornell students)
  • Research Travel and Conference Grants (Funding for research degree student travel and conference presentations)

Additional Discounts Beyond Cornell