Tuition and Financial Aid

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Tuition for the summer program is $3,000 (a below-cost figure made possible by a Cornell University subsidy).

The School of Criticism and Theory at Cornell University has established an aid program to encourage institutional support of participants. The Matching Funds program guarantees that the School of Criticism and Theory will reduce by $300 the tuition fee for any participant whose own institution will provide $300 or more in support of his/her study. We urge you to ask your dean or other responsible administrative officer whether it would be possible for your school to provide funding for tuition ($2,700 after the $300 reduction) or additional assistance for room and board. Any applicant requesting a Matching Funds reduction must obtain a written statement from the home institution affirming that financial support has been committed for the applicant. THIS LETTER MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE APPLICATION DEADLINE.

In addition, there are a limited number of full and partial tuition scholarships available for participants with special financial needs. If you are a U.S. citizen or resident requesting financial aid, please submit page one of your income tax return for 2018 and any relevant information regarding your financial situation that you feel we should know. Non-U.S. citizens or residents should send a detailed description of their financial situation. Financial aid awards will be announced at notice of admission.