Tuition and Scholarships

Semester Tuition

The current tuition rate for M.Eng. students is $30,143 per semester. You can find the full listing of the tuition costs here

Fellowships

The Engineering Management Program and the College of Engineering award several merit-based fellowships to top applicants. Fellowships are only awarded to students who apply for Fall admissions.

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. Students do not need to pursue an MBA beyond the M.Eng. to be eligible and international students can apply.

The Knight Fellowship can provide up to $60,000 in tuition support. Knight Scholars enrolled as on-campus students in the M.Eng. degree program receive a $15,000 tuition award per semester for up to two semesters. Upon completion of the M.Eng. degree, an additional $30,000 is available to Knight Scholars who go on for an MBA at the Johnson School.
Please review details in the expending section below for additional information about eligibility, how to apply, and fellowship application deadlines.

Engineering Management Diversity Fellowship

The Engineering Management Diversity Fellowship seeks to increase the number of traditionally underrepresented groups in our program by recognizing the academic achievement and potential of students who, through sharing their varied cultural perspectives, will advance our commitment to access, equity, and inclusion. This fellowship is designed to assist and encourage top students to earn an M.Eng. in Engineering Management.

To be eligible, prospective program applicants must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. Permanent Resident and identify as African American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian, Native Alaskan, Native Hawaiian, and/or Native Pacific Islander.

Engineering Management Diversity Fellows are eligible for approximately $40,000 of funding. Fellows receive a 50% tuition award per semester for up to two semesters (approximately $15,000 per semester) while enrolled as on-campus graduate students in the M.Eng. degree program. In addition, they receive a $5,000 stipend per semester.
Please review details in the expending section below for additional information about eligibility, how to apply, and fellowship application deadlines

College of Engineering Scholarships: Master of Engineering Committee (MEC) and Dean’s Fellowships

These merit-based scholarships are awarded to the most outstanding applicants to the M.Eng. degree program across all fields in the College of Engineering. All applicants who apply before February 1 are considered by the Master of Engineering Committee.

MEC 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.

College of Engineering Dean’s Scholars receive up to full-tuition. The amount of the award is based on merit and availability of funds.
Please review details in the expending section below for additional information about eligibility, how to apply, and fellowship application deadlines

Other Financial Aid Information

 

Fellowship Details

Knight Fellowship Details

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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. International students are eligible to apply for this award.

Students in the M.Eng. degree program with Knight Scholarships are eligible to receive additional funding if they pursue an MBA at the Johnson School up to five years after completion of the M.Eng. degree. Details are available on the College of Engineering website.

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

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. This essay should be distinct from the applicant’s Statement of Purpose in the online application for admission.

For M.Eng. applicants, indicate that you are applying for the Knight Scholarship within M.Eng. online application for admission. You can upload your essay with your application or email it directly to engmanagement_grad@cornell.edu with the subject line “Knight Fellowship Essay for YOUR NAME.”

Deadline
The application deadline is February 1, 11:59 pm Eastern Time. Admitted applicants will receive a notification about their award together with, or soon after, their offer of admission. Late applications will not be considered.

Engineering Management Diversity Fellowship Details

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Eligibility
This fellowship is designed to assist and encourage top URM students to earn an M.Eng. in Engineering Management.

To be eligible, prospective program applicants must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. Permanent resident 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. Materials must be submitted directly to the Admissions Team via this form.

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 pm Eastern Time. Admitted applicants will receive a notification about their award together with, or soon after, their offer of admission. Late applications will not be considered.

College of Engineering Scholarships Details

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Eligibility
Applicants are nominated for College of Engineering Scholarships by their graduate field, and selections are made by the Master of Engineering Committee. These are merit-based awards to the most outstanding M.Eng. degree applicants across all College of Engineering programs.

Application
All M.Eng. applicants will automatically be considered for College of Engineering scholarships as part of the standard application process, with no supplemental information required. A separate financial aid application is not required.

Deadline
To be considered for College of Engineering Scholarships, 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.