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Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions

The information on this site pertains to the Summer College 2016 program. If you would like to be notified when 2017 information and applications are available, please join the Summer College announcement list. We also invite you to become a fan of our Summer College Facebook Page.

Please see our Upcoming program dates page for 2017 programs.

Tuition and fees

Below are the program charges for the 2016 Cornell University Summer College. These amounts cover:

  • Academic fees, which include:
    • Either tuition for enrollment in regular Cornell University undergraduate credit-bearing courses (two classes of up to eight credits for six weeks of study and one class of three to four credits for three weeks of study), OR academic fees for enrollment in the non-credit Robotics program,
    • most course-specific fees, and
    • an official Cornell University transcript.
  • Residential service fees, which include:
    • the cost of accommodations in a Cornell residence hall supervised by residential community advisors,
    • a full meal plan,
    • access to student life and safety services, and
    • participation in learning activities, academic skills workshops, admissions workshops, one-on-one admissions counseling sessions, and a wide range of social activities.
Program length Program charge
Two-week (non-credit) $3,800
Three-week $6,020
Five-week $9,820
Six-week $12,100

Note: These charges do not cover the cost of books, supplies, or travel to the program.

Summer students at Cornell are required to pay either the $100 summer Student Health Fee or enroll in Cornell’s Student Health Plan (SHP), see costs below. For information about the health fee, the health plan (including whether or not you need to enroll in it and, if so, how to enroll), and health services, visit the Summer College Health page. If you determine you need to purchase Cornell's SHP, the following additional fees will be assessed:

Student Health Plan (SHP) Total
Two-week (non-credit) $213
Three-week $427
Five-week $427
Six-week $640

Payment deadline

The total program charge is due in our office within five business days from the date of your acceptance letter.

If you are admitted within a week before or at the application deadline, full payment is due the day of your acceptance.

Students are NOT enrolled in their classes or assigned housing until the total program charge is paid in full. See payment methods.

It is critical that we receive your payment on time so that we and the many Cornell offices we work with have adequate time to:

  • reserve your place in your accepted classes,
  • assign you a room in one of our residence halls,
  • plan your summer dining options, and
  • attend to many other important details, all of which must be in place in order for us to meet the needs of all of our students.

International students: It is critical that we receive your full program charge immediately upon your acceptance to Summer College so that we can issue you an I-20. See our Apply now page for information.