Cornell undergraduates

Limited financial aid for the summer and winter sessions is available to Cornell undergraduates in good academic standing who receive financial aid during the fall or spring.

To apply, visit Cornell’s Office of Financial Aid.

Aid application deadlines

  • Winter Session: December 1
  • Summer Session: May 1

To avoid enrollment delays

If you are working with Cornell's Office of Financial Aid on summer and/or winter session funding, please send an email to the SCE Accounting Department at cusceacct@cornell.edu to let us know when you begin and complete that process, and if you have any significant updates in between. It is important for you to keep SCE apprised of the status of your funding to avoid enrollment delays.

Cornell SCE Scholarship for Off-Campus Programs within the U.S.

The School of Continuing Education (SCE) offers a very limited number scholarships, up to $550 each, to eligible Cornell students to help offset tuition. Students must be full-time, matriculated Cornell undergraduates in good academic standing; must demonstrate need consistent with Cornell’s financial aid policies; and must be approved to enroll in an off-campus program in the U.S. by the faculty director leading the program. To apply, please complete and submit the SCE Scholarship Application (PDF) and a copy of your transcript to cusp@cornell.edu by April 12, 2022.

Need help graduating on schedule?

The Learning Strategies Center (LSC) offers a limited number of summer and winter session scholarships designed to help current, full-time Cornell students graduate on schedule. Contact the LSC Scholarship fund for information.

Visiting students

Unfortunately, we are not able to offer financial aid at this time for visiting students in fall, winter, spring, or summer classes. We encourage you to contact your home school or employer, if applicable, to discuss your options, including federal or private student loans.

Other sources of funding

Is your parent a Cornell employee?

You may be eligible for Cornell Children's Tuition Scholarships (CCTS).

Find a grant or fellowship

Search the Cornell Career Services Library for information about grants and fellowships.

Think outside the box

Throughout your planning, don't be afraid to get creative! For inspiration, read how two precollege students found a way to fund their Summer Session experience.