Financial Aid Eligibility

MD Program

An applicant must be a U.S. citizen, naturalized citizen of the United States, permanent resident, eligible non-citizen, or DACA to qualify for institutional or federal financial aid. The application for financial aid is not a factor in the decision for acceptance to Weill Cornell Medicine. When accepted, financial aid is awarded only on the basis of demonstrated need. Need is determined by an analysis of income and assets of students and their families. We do not offer merit-based scholarships.

Financial need is determined based on the formula:

Financial Aid Formula 

To continue to be eligible for aid, students must be in good academic standing and making Satisfactory Academic Progress according to the Guidelines for Promotion and Graduation of the Medical College, printed annually in the Student Handbook.

Cost of Attendance

The Cost of Attendance includes "direct" and "indirect" costs such as tuition, student fees, housing, health insurance, and personal items. 

Expected Family Contribution

Family contribution includes both the student and the parents’ ability to contribute. This usually includes both parents, even if they are separated or not married. If a student is married or has a domestic partner, information from the spouse/domestic partner is also taken into account. The factors that affect overall family contribution include, but are not limited to, income, assets, family size, and the number of children in college. The Office of Financial Aid may make exceptions to this if your family has special circumstances. Students are encouraged to contact the Office of Financial Aid regarding any special circumstances. 

Financial Need

A student's financial need is determined after deducting what Expected Family Contribution from the total Cost of Attendance. Financial need is met with 100 %  grant funding as of the 2019-20 academic year.

International Students

Students must be a U.S. citizen, a naturalized citizen of the United States, permanent resident, or an eligible non-citizen to qualify for institutional or federal financial aid. Financial aid is not available to international students. Students may be eligible to apply for private loans. Usually, a cosigner who is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident is required before a student is eligible to borrow a private loan. Please check application requirements prior to applying with any lender.

International students must pay for four years of tuition in advance (current figures can be found in the Student Services Cost of Attendance breakdown). 

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Graduate Programs

Masters of Science, Physician Assistant and MS/EMBA Programs

Need-based financial aid is not available for the graduate programs. Students can however apply for loans under the Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford and Graduate PLUS Loan programs. Students must meet citizenship criteria, be making Satisfactory Academic Progress, and be enrolled at least half-time in order to be eligible for these loan programs. 

Learn about the types of financial aid here or find a the complete information on how to apply can be found within the 'About Applying' section of the website.

Financial aid is not available for certificate programs.

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Contact Information

Office of Financial Aid

1300 York Avenue, Room C-114
New York, NY 10065
Telephone: (646) 962-3479
Fax: (212) 746-5981