Exit Check List & FAQ

Update your contact information via LEARN

  • It is a good idea to update your address, e-mail, and contact information upon ending your academic career at WCM if we need to contact you for any reason.
  • Please fill out the Personal Information Update (PIU) form via LEARN

Can I keep my WCM health insurance coverage until I get a job?

  • You do have the option to purchase a three month ‘extension of coverage’ plan through WCM for you and your dependents.  Depending on when you finish, the total cost of the coverage extension (not including dependents) may be $1,860. Please note that this does not include the dental or vision plans- these will end on the last day of the month in which you finish. Please see instructions to access the Coverage Extension below: 
    • Login to LEARN and navigate to the Financial Aid & Billing tab.
    • Click on the orange Student Health Plan (SHP) button and login again once the new page pops up.
    • Under the 2021-2022 Cornell University SHP > Plan Details > Other Forms, select the Coverage Extension. 
  • If the extension of coverage plan is too expensive, you have alternative options through Medicaid.

Enroll/ Verify your Direct Deposit Refund Account

  • If you are due a refund after you terminate, you may want to update/ verify your refund preferences in your student account before your access is turned off.
    1. Login to LEARN
    2. Navigate to the Financial Aid & Billing Tab
    3. Click on View Student Account
    4. A new window will open to present your student account details. Please ensure your pop-up blocker is disabled.
    5. On the right side of the dashboard, select Manage Refunds
    6. If this is the first time you have updated your refund method, you will need to complete the refund profile set up.
    7. Once the refund profile set up has been completed, you can enroll in direct deposit by entering a U.S. checking routing and account number.

    Verify Enrollment in Electronic 1098-T Delivery

    Federal Exit Counseling (if you borrowed Federal Loans)

    • If you took Federal Student Loans during your academic career at WCM, you are required to complete the 30-minute exit counseling program.
    • Login to Federal Student Aid and select that you are a Graduate or Professional Student.
    • The exit counseling will be your resource for the FedLoan repayment process.
    • Other resources to utilize from the Financial Aid Office - https://www.doctoredmoney.org/cornellms4

    How can I get verification of my degree?

    • All credentialing information and more can be found on the Registrar page.
    • Diplomas will be mailed to students approximately 4 to 6 weeks after the graduation celebration, using the mailing address you submitted on the “Intent to Graduate” Survey.

    Continue your Disability Insurance from WCM

    MD, PhD & PA students can continue their disability insurance after they graduate.  For more information please see the Disability Insurance page.  

    Financial Planning Resources

    Contact Information

    Office of Student Accounting 

    1300 York Avenue, Room C-114
    New York, NY 10065

    Telephone: (646) 962-3475
    Fax: (212) 746-5981


    Hours of Operation

    Monday through Friday
    Office Hours 9:00AM to 5:00PM