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Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions

Winter Session 2020 will run from December 26, 2019 to January 18, 2020, with three-week on-campus classes beginning on January 2, 2020. We will update the Winter Session site in September. If you would like to receive an email when this happens, please join our email list. In the meantime, you may want to browse through the site to get an idea of what we offer.

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 Winter Session enrollment form
  • When selecting your program option, choose "Other" and then enter your session and class/program (for example, Winter: 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, available October 14)

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.

Note: To ensure correct bursar billing, CASHNet payments for Winter Session should not be made until October 14.

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.

To make a payment with a credit card, click here.

College savings plans (such as 529s)

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

Payment instructions