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Cornell College Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$50,607 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$39,675 tuition
$9,384 on campus room & board
$1,323 books and supplies
$225 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$50,607 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$39,675 tuition
$9,384 on campus room & board
$1,323 books and supplies
$225 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$22,530 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
100% of students receive aid
26% get federal aid ($4,616 avg)
9% get state aid ($5,340 avg)
100% get institn'l aid ($22,530 avg)
66% get loans ($8,449 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.13% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.13% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $24,224 100%
Federal Grant Aid $4,616 26%
Pell Grants $4,225 26%
Other Federal Grants $450 26%
Institution Grant Aid $22,530 100%
State Grant Aid $5,340 9%
Student Loans $8,449 66%
Federal Loans $5,647 68%
Other Loans $12,408 20%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
$15,000 Y Y N N
$500 - $4,000 Y Y Y N
$1,000 - $5,000 Y Y Y N
$1,000 - $4,000 Y Y Y N
$22,000 Y Y N N
$2,000 Y N Y N
$26,000 Y Y N N
$30,000 Y Y N N
$15,000 N N Y N
$12,000 N N Y N
Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: March 1
Financial aid deadline: February 1
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: January 1
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: May 1
Financial Aid Contact Info
600 First St. SW
Mount Vernon, IA 52314-1098
(319) 895-4215
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $1,653
Out of State $1,653


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Chandra
  • I am a current student here

    Cornell gives out financial aid and generous scholarships to students. These scholarships range from science to performing arts to merit-based.

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  • 2
  • A current student
  • I am a current student here

    This school is not worth the 45,000 dollars per year I'm paying for, since my freshman year, services for students have been slowly diminishing, and the way that the business office does billing has changed dramatically every year that I've been here. I don't know what the future holds for Cornell, but hopefully it holds a well organized, well explained billing process.

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  • 4
  • Yolanda from Portland, OR
  • I am a current student here

    This institution does give a good overall value. The classes are set up for you to learn, and the unique calendar works well for a number of students. There are also a number of opportunities on and off campus. The one draw back for me is that I wish there were more dance opportunities.

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  • 4
  • John from Clinton, IA
  • I am a current student here

    This is a very expensive college and not worth the full price. It does seem to be easier for the financial aid offfice to get help for students that can not afford the college. The price tag is at $48,000.

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