Tuition and Financial Aid


Tuition is charged on a per-credit hour basis for distance learning students. Information on tuition and fees can be found under "Other Tuition Fees" on the Office of the Bursar's website.

Financial Aid

Applicants are encouraged to take advantage of any tuition assistance offered by their employers. We also offer a fellowship opportunity for Engineering Management distance learning students.


McMullen Diversity Fellowship 

The McMullen 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.

Who is eligible
Distance learning students entering the Cornell Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) Engineering Management degree program. Eligible distance learning students must be either self-funded or partially funded by their employer (the McMullen Diversity Fellowship plus any employer assistance cannot exceed tuition). Additionally, students who receive the fellowship must maintain a 3.0 GPA and will forfeit the fellowship if they take a leave of absence.

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

How to apply
To be considered, students need to submit an online application for admission and write a 500-word supplemental essay.

Success in graduate education requires significant persistence and resilience. The 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)

Application deadline
After completing the graduate school application, the supplemental essay must be sent to  by February 1.

Award amount
The McMullen Diversity Fellowship supplements up to half tuition for a recommended course of study (4 semesters for distance learning students).