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Using CornellCard

Participation Fee

  • A nonrefundable Cornellcard fee of $10 is charged each semester, subject to change. The fee is not prorated.


  • CornellCard transactions are recorded separately from bursar transactions. However, the monthly CornellCard billing statement does come on the same monthly statement along with the bursar bill, and both statements can be paid with a single check.

Note: A credit balance on one account is not applied automatically to the other account. However, you may request a transfer of the credit balance by contacting the Office of the Bursar by telephone or email.

Finance Charges

  • Charges appear on your Bursar statement and finance charges apply to all transactions. To avoid finance charges, payment for all charges appearing on the Bursar bill must be received by the payment due date. Any money still owed after the due date will appear on the next month's bill, along with a finance charge. Finance charges accrue at the rate of 1.25 percent per month (15 percent annually).

REMEMBER: A student cannot register until his or her CornellCard balance is paid in full.


  • Students are liable for all amounts billed to their CornellCard. They may also be liable for up to $50 worth of unauthorized transactions applied to their CornellCard. However, students are not liable for such transactions that occur after the Office of the Bursar has been notified - by telephone or in writing - that the holder no longer has possession of a university ID card with CornellCard validation. During non-business hours, students may report loss, theft, or unauthorized use of the card by emailing our office.
  • Since the CornellCard is the university ID card, loss or theft of the ID card also must be reported to the Office of the University Registrar.

Penalties For Misuse

  • CornellCard privileges may be suspended for misuse by the Office of the Bursar.
  • University registration for any subsequent semester will not be permitted, nor will transcripts be issued or degrees released, until all Bursar account balances are paid in full.