Tuition and Scholarships

Semester Tuition

The current tuition rate for M.Eng. students is $29,293 per semester. You can find the full listing of the tuition costs here. The College of Engineering also provides partial scholarships or fellowships to select M.Eng. students. 

Fellowships

Knight Engineering Management Diversity Fellowship

The Lester B. Knight Engineering Management Diversity Fellowship seeks to increase the number of traditionally underrepresented groups in Engineering Management by recognizing the academic achievement and potential of students who, through sharing their varied cultural perspectives, will advance the Graduate School’s commitment to access, equity, and inclusion. This fellowship is designed to assist and encourage top students to earn M.Eng. in Engineering Management and MBA degrees at Cornell.

Knight Fellowship 

Lester B. Knight believed that leaders in the engineering profession require a strong foundation in business, and that leaders in business benefit from a strong foundation in engineering. The Lester B. Knight Scholarship is designed to assist and encourage top students to earn M.Eng. and MBA degrees at Cornell. The scholarship is the result of a generous gift by Mr. Knight and the continuing support of his family. 

You can submit your essay with your application for admission to the program or email it directly to engmanagement_grad@cornell.edu with the subject line “Knight Fellowship Essay for YOUR NAME.” Please note that the deadline for the essay is February 1st and all essays must be emailed by 12:00pm EDT that day. 

Master of Engineering Committee (MEC) Scholarships

This is a merit based scholarship award to the most outstanding applicants to the M.Eng. degree program.

More information

Knight Diversity Fellowship

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Eligibility

On-campus students entering the Cornell Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) Engineering Management degree program. The scholarship is also for Cornell M.Eng graduates entering into an MBA program at the SC Johnson College of Business. 

To be eligible, prospective program applicants must be a U.S. citizen and identify as:

African American/Black,
Hispanic/Latino,
American Indian,
Native Alaskan,
Native Hawaiian, and/or
Native Pacific Islander

Application

To be considered, students need to submit an online application for admission, write two 500-word supplemental essays, and submit a one-page resume. 

Supplemental Essay #1
The first supplemental essay should describe experiences that motivated you to pursue engineering and business, your interests and achievements, and your future career goals. 

Supplemental Essay #2
Success in graduate education requires significant persistence and resilience. The second supplemental essay should address how your personal, academic, and/or professional experiences demonstrate your ability to be both persistent and resilient especially when navigating challenging circumstances. 

In addition, address how one or more of the following criteria applies to you:

  • first-generation college student 
  • member of an ethnic or racial group historically underrepresented in graduate education (Black/African American, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian or other Native Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino)
  • experiences overcoming any significant challenges in your path toward graduate school (examples include but are not limited to: managing a disability, being of a gender historically underrepresented in your graduate field of study, and being a Veteran)

Deadline

The application deadline is February 1, 11:59 p.m. Admitted applicants will receive a notification about their award together with, or soon after, their offer of admission.

Late applications will not be considered. Awards are not made retroactively, i.e. after the student has paid the tuition fee for the semester.

Award amount

Knight Scholarships may provide as much as $40,000. Knight Scholars receive a $10,000 tuition award per semester for up to two semesters while enrolled as on campus graduate students in the M.Eng. degree program. For students who go on to pursue an MBA degree at Cornell, an additional $10,000 tuition award per semester for up to two semesters is available.

Knight Scholarship

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Eligibility

To be eligible for a Knight Scholarship, an applicant should be:

  • Entering into the Cornell Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) degree program 

OR

  • A Cornell M.Eng. graduate entering into an MBA degree program at the Johnson School

Application

To be considered, students need to complete an online application for admission, write a 500-word essay and submit a one-page resume. The essay should describe experiences that motivated you to pursue engineering and business, student's interests and achievements, and his/her future career goals.

OR

Cornell Engineering and the Johnson School each make their admission decisions independently, but the scholarship decision is made jointly by both colleges.

Deadline

The application deadline is February 1, 11:59 p.m. Admitted applicants will receive a notification about their award together with, or soon after, their offer of admission.

Late applications will not be considered. Awards are not made retroactively, i.e. after the student has paid the tuition fee for the semester.

Award amount

Knight Scholarships may provide as much as $40,000. Knight Scholars receive a $10,000 tuition award per semester for up to two semesters while enrolled as graduate students in the M.Eng. degree program and a $10,000 tuition award per semester for up to two semesters while enrolled in an MBA degree program at Cornell. Students entering the M.Eng. Degree program with Knight Scholarships may apply to the Johnson School up to five years after M.Eng. graduation and retain the MBA portion of their Knight scholarships.

International students are eligible to apply for this award.

MEC Scholarship

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Eligibility

Applicants are nominated for an MEC Scholarship by their graduate field, and selections are made by the Master of Engineering Committee. This is a merit based scholarship award to the most outstanding applicants to the M.Eng. degree program.

Application

Students are automatically considered for Cornell Engineering Financial Aid and MEC Scholarships with their application for admission. A separate financial aid application is not required.

Deadline

To be considered for College of Engineering Financial Aid for fall and spring semesters of the following academic year, students are encouraged to have a complete M.Eng. application on file by February 1. Students whose applications are received after the preferred deadline may be considered for financial aid subject to availability of funds.

Award amount

 $20,000 or up to a full tuition. The amount of the award is based on merit. The amounts vary depending on the type of award, student merit, and availability of funds.

Other financial aid resources

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  • College of Engineering merit based fellowships, partial tuition scholarships, and teaching assistantships. You can find a listing of some of these fellowships, scholarships, and teaching assistantships here.
  • External fellowships awarded by corporations, the government, and professional societies. Please see the searchable database maintained by the Cornell University Graduate School.
  • Federally funded loans available to Cornell graduate students through the Graduate School.
  • Loans for international students.
  • Cornell is a member of the GEM Consortium, giving our students eligibility to apply for the GEM full tuition fellowship program.