The full program charge for this four-credit program is $7,500.

The charge includes

  • Tuition for this program (four credits at $1,750 per credit): $7,000
  • A nonrefundable program fee: $500

Textbook purchases, housing, and meals are not included in the program charge.

You are responsible for finding your own housing. A variety of housing options are available.

Scholarships & funding opportunities

Funding opportunities take time to process, so we encourage you to apply as early as possible. If funding dates do not align with the payment deadlines, please contact us so that we may assist you through the process.

Cornell SCE Scholarship for Cornell undergraduates

The School of Continuing Education (SCE) offers one scholarship, up to $550, to eligible Cornell students to help offset tuition. To apply, please email the SCE Scholarship Application and a copy of your transcript to The application deadline is April 12, 2024.

Financial aid

Students should work directly with Cornell Office of Financial Aid to see if they are eligible for assistance.

How to pay

See your Student Services account for details on the payment process.

In brief, all Prelaw students should submit their payment via Cashnet, which requires a Cornell NetID.

Payment deadline

To hold your place in the program, you must submit your full payment upon acceptance to the program. You may lose your place if you do not meet your payment deadline.

Note: If you're interested in being considered for an internship, it's to your advantage to apply and pay as soon as possible.

Can I get a refund if I withdraw from my program?

To withdraw from this special program, you must notify the SCE registrar's office in writing. Your refund amount will be determined by the number of days from the start of the program that you withdraw.

Course fees are nonrefundable. Further, if you withdraw without officially notifying the Cornell SCE registrar’s office in writing, you will not receive a refund. No refund will be given to any student dismissed from a program.

Refund schedule (based on program start date)

  • Days 1–3: Withdrawal period with a 100 percent tuition refund
  • Days 4–5: Withdrawal period with a 50 percent tuition refund
  • Day 6: Withdrawal period with no refund

If you want to appeal the refund schedule based on extenuating circumstances, visit the petitions page, download and complete the appropriate petition form, and submit it by email to the SCE review committee at Please include "Refund petition" in the subject line of your email. The form will be reviewed by committee, and you will be notified if your appeal is approved.