M.Eng. Tuition and Financial Aid FAQ

Tuition & Financial Aid questions about the ORIE M.Eng.

The following FAQs address tuition and financial aid questions that prospective applicants have raised about Cornell's Master of Engineering program in Operations Research and Information Engineering

How much does the program cost?

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The Bursar’s office updates the tuition rate for M.Eng. degrees each academic year. M.Eng. degrees are considered Tier 1.

Can I get a tuition waiver?

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We do not waive tuition. Fellowship support, if any, is applied against tuition charges.

Can I get a Research Assistantship?

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There are no Research Assistant positions for Master of Engineering students.

What is meant by "merit-based aid''?

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Merit for aid is assessed on the same criteria as admission, namely grades, GRE scores, letters of recommendation, the academic statement of purpose, personal statement, and other relevant information that has been provided.

Aid may be awarded throughout the academic year, based on availability of funds and demonstrated performance.

Are part-time jobs available on campus?

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There are many part-time jobs available on campus and in the community. See Cornell Student Employment Services.

Since the M.Eng. program is intense and requires schedule flexibility, make sure not to take employment that impedes the successful completion of degree requirements. International students are not usually allowed work outside of Cornell while in the United States, except under the terms of Optional Practical Training.