Cornell employees

Cornell employees may be eligible to take up to four credits of tuition-free study in on-campus or online courses each semester.

To determine your eligibility, contact the Office of Human Resources (607.255.3936).

Note:

Cornell professors and academic staff wishing to take classes must enroll by mail or in person (for credit), as auditors (non-credit, with transcript), or through the Visitors Program (non-credit, no transcript).

Employee tuition and fees

  • Up to four credits per semester: No tuition charge, but you're responsible for any course fees.
  • More than four credits in a semester: You'll pay full tuition and any course fees.

In most cases, the tuition waiver does not apply to physical education courses or participation in a special program. For these, you must pay the tuition charge and any fees in full, and follow appropriate registration procedures.

Cornell retirees

Cornell retirees are eligible to enroll in up to six credit hours of tuition-free study in on-campus or online courses each semester.

Retiree tuition and fees

  • Up to six credits per semester: No tuition charge, but you're responsible for any course fees.
  • More than six credits in a semester: You'll pay full tuition and any course fees.

In most cases, the tuition waiver does not apply to physical education courses or participation in a special program. For these, you must pay the tuition charge and any fees in full, and follow appropriate registration procedures.

To enroll & register

Follow the instructions under how to enroll by mail or in person.