Payments can be made online using Cashnet, by domestic or international wire transfer using Flywire, or by mail. Checks or money orders must be in United States dollars, drawn on a United States bank, and made payable to "Cornell University."
Note: Postdated checks are not accepted.
The Office of the Bursar does not accept credit card payments. We do, however, accept personal checks, money orders, and cash (in person, only at 260 Day Hall).
Cashnet, as an independent third-party servicer, accepts credit card payments for the Full Service Payment Plan (FSPP), also known as the Cornell Installment Plan. Cashnet charges a non-refundable convenience fee of 2.75% of the amount charged for domestic and 4.25% for international credit card payments. Cornell does not charge the fee or receive any part of the fee. The fee is paid in full to and retained by Cashnet. The convenience fee charge will appear separately from the Bursar payment on your credit card statement.
Address express payments to the Office of the Bursar, 260 Day Hall, Ithaca, NY, 14853.
Yes, payments should be mailed to the Office of the Bursar, 260 Day Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853-2801. Please indicate how the payment amount should be applied to each account (the Bursar and/or CornellCard).
As a general rule, our office does not accept third-party checks. A third-party check is any check made payable to someone other than Cornell University, and that has been endorsed by the payee and then made payable to Cornell.
Note: If a student has a Cornell-issued check in his or her name (e.g., a paycheck issued by Cornell to the student), he or she may endorse it, make it payable to Cornell, and we'll apply it to his or her Bursar account. Also, if a student has a check made payable to both the student and Cornell that is NOT a scholarship check, the student may endorse it, make it payable to Cornell, and we'll apply it to his or her Bursar account.
Under no circumstances will our office accept a personal or bank check made payable only to the student, regardless of whether the student has endorsed the check and made it payable to Cornell.
We encourage customers to pay electronically through Cashnet, but checks can be mailed directly to our office. Please make checks or money orders payable to "Cornell University," and indicate how the payment amount should be applied to each account (Bursar and CornellCard). Mail payments to the Office of the Bursar, 260 Day Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853-2801.
Payments from 529 savings plans should be mailed to the Office of the Bursar, Cornell University, 260 Day Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853-2801.