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Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions

Payment methods

If you have an outstanding indebtedness to the university, you will not be allowed to register, obtain a transcript, have academic credits certified, be granted a leave of absence, or receive a degree until the indebtedness is satisfactorily cleared with the Office of the Bursar.

The amount, time, and manner of payment of tuition and fees, and other charges, may be changed at any time and without notice.

International payment methods

To submit payment from outside the U.S.

To submit payment from outside the U.S., visit Please note:

  • When setting up your Flywire account, use the same e-mail that you used on your Summer Session enrollment form
  • When selecting your program option, choose “Other” and then enter your session and class/program (for example, Summer: AMST 2020)

Payment will be posted to your account within two to five business days.

Flywire allows you to pay securely from any bank, generally in your home currency.

When you make a payment through Flywire you can

  • Track your payment from start to finish
  • Save on bank fees and exchange rates
  • Contact their multilingual customer support team with any questions, day or night.

For more information, visit the Flywire help page.

Payment methods for students in the U.S.

CASHNet (matriculated students)

CASHNet is a web-based billing and payment service, available to students with a Cornell student ID and NetID, that enables you to make fast, secure, and convenient online payments with a U.S. checking or savings account.

Checks or money orders

Checks for payment of tuition will be accepted only if they are:

  • made payable to Cornell University
  • drawn on banks located in the United States, and
  • payable in U.S. dollars.

Checks returned for insufficient funds are charged a $25 fee (to be replaced by cash, cashier's check, or U.S. money order). You are also charged any applicable late fees incurred as a result.

Credit card (non-matriculated students only)

Please note:

  • Matriculated Cornell students cannot pay tuition or fees by credit card. Please use CASHNet instead.
  • High school students attending Summer College must use the CUSC payment methods page. All other high school students (those attending fall, spring, or winter courses or the precollege Business World in NYC program) should use this page.

All other students in the U.S.: Visit the payment center to make a payment with a credit card.

College savings plans (such as 529s)

For information about college savings plans, please see Bursar Services.

Payment instructions

  • If paying by mail: Mail your payment with a completed course enrollment form or a printout of your online enrollment summary to:

    Cornell University Summer Session
    B20 Day Hall
    Ithaca, NY 14853-2801

    Payments must be postmarked by the deadlines below.

  • If paying in person: Bring your payment with a completed course enrollment form or a printout of your online enrollment summary to B20 Day Hall by the deadlines below.

Payment deadlines

All tuition and fees must be paid in full at the time of enrollment in order for your registration to be complete.

In addition, all prior balances must be paid to avoid registration delays.

Tuition for off-campus and special programs varies. Please see individual program descriptions.

For more information, see the tuition and academic calendar pages.