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Tuition, Cost & Financial Aid

Students admitted to the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) have been hand-chosen as the best and brightest, both academically and personally, regardless of their economic circumstances. CALS is dedicated to providing educational opportunity and access, including easing the financial burden for students and parents. Financial aid packages are individually designed to meet the demonstrated needs of each family, and students and parents are encouraged to work closely with the Financial Aid Office to make a Cornell education more affordable.

At CALS, tuition depends upon residency status; New York State resident tuition is about $15,000 less than tuition for out-of-state residents.

In addition to tuition, the total cost of attending CALS includes student fees, expenses for housing and dining, books, supplies, and personal items.

Cost to Attend Cornell

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