Tuition & Financing
- Tuition $26,306 per semester (Note: MMH is a three-semester program)
- Books and supplies (est.) $1,500 per year
- Health and accident insurance (est.) $3,097 per year*
- Living allowance (est.):
Single student: $28,689 ($2,391 per month)
Spouse/partner: $14,549 ($1,212 per month)
Each child: $8,474 ($706 per month)
- Required course travel (est.) $2,500
- Graduate student activity fee $85
We encourage you to investigate multiple funding sources, including loans and outside grants. Other possible sources of funding include your employer, chambers of commerce, Fulbright offices, government agencies, trade associations, and foundations.
Cornell University has been designated a direct lender by the U.S. government, which facilitates loan application processing for students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Please see the Office of Financial Aid website for more information on federal and private loans.
Please see the Veterans Education Benefits section on the Office of Financial Aid website. Cornell University supports the Yellow Ribbon Program.
The School of Hotel Administration is committed to enrolling engaged and committed students regardless of financial circumstances. This year, the Hotel School will provide more than $250,000 in merit and need-based aid to the May 2018 entering class.
Students are automatically considered for merit scholarships. In order to be considered for need-based aid, students must complete an MMH Need-Based Scholarship Application. Both domestic and international students applying to the MMH program are eligible to apply. It is assumed that U.S. students will take out the full amount of the Federal Direct Loan (currently $20,500) before a need-based scholarship will be awarded. Completed applications should be submitted via email to the MMH Admissions Office (firstname.lastname@example.org). Students applying for aid are encouraged to apply early, as aid is limited and consideration is made in the order in which applications are received.
MMH Need-Based Scholarship Application
- Please note the Student Aid Report (SAR) is required for domestic students.
Hotel School aid is designated for students in the following categories. You do not need to complete additional scholarship applications to be considered for the awards listed below.
A merit-based $3,000 scholarship ($1,000/semester) will automatically be awarded to admitted and enrolling applicants who score a 650 or above on the GMAT (or GRE equivalent).
Hospitality Scholarship for Excellence and Domestic Careers
Designated for high-performing graduate students from the United States.
Women in Hospitality Scholarship
Designated for female applicants seeking to start or advance their career in the hospitality industry.
Hospitality Entrepreneurship Scholarship
Established for students intending to focus on an entrepreneurial pursuit in their graduate studies.
Hotel School Family Business Initiative
Scholarship preference is for students who have worked or intend to work for their family-owned business.
Excellence in Public Service Award
This scholarship recognizes and rewards outstanding public service. Public service activities can be articulated in your resume and in an email to email@example.com with the Need-Based Scholarship application.
Food and Beverage Management Scholarship
First preference given to students who have an interest in food and beverage management.
Sarkis-McMullen ARDA Scholarship
Established in 1992 by Fred Sarkis and Edwin H. McMullen. Preference is given to students who have an interest in the vacation ownership/timesharing field.
Hospitality Scholarship for Asian Careers
Need-based funding is available for graduate students from Japan and Korea.
Hospitality Scholarship for EU International Students
Preference is given to students from Europe.
Food and Beverage Graduate Assistantship
Matriculating MMH students can apply for this assistantship. (You must be accepted to the program prior to applying for the assistantship.)
The Food and Beverage Graduate Assistantship will be awarded to an individual holding a two-year culinary degree and a four-year bachelor's degree who wishes to pursue his or her continued education through the School of Hotel Administration's Master of Management in Hospitality (MMH) degree program.
The Food and Beverage Graduate Assistantship provides the individual with a graduate stipend, master's program tuition, and an advanced experiential-learning and research-support opportunity. Positions are awarded based on the guidelines provided by Cornell University's Graduate School.
The graduate assistant will serve half-time as a graduate TA in a staff teaching support specialist (TSS) role, teaching/supervising students in culinary labs and providing support to faculty in restaurant, food, and beverage-management courses.
The Food and Beverage Graduate Assistantship consists of:
- A position as a graduate teaching assistant (TA) serving in an academic staff support role in restaurant or food and beverage management courses for each of two years
- A graduate TA stipend for each of the two years
- Two years' tuition (prorated for part-time matriculation) for the Master of Management in Hospitality (MMH) program
- All facilities and services normally provided to the school's graduate students
The term of the graduate assistantship will typically begin August in the first year. While the specifics of a graduate assistant's schedule will be developed with the qualified and accepted candidate, it is anticipated a tentative program schedule would be as follows:
Mid-May of Year 1
Full-Time MMH program
August of Year 1 through mid-May of Year 2
Half-Time MMH program
Half-Time TSS employment
August through mid-May of Year 2
Half-Time MMH program
Half-Time TSS employment
To apply for the Food and Beverage Graduate Assistantship, candidates should concurrently:
- Apply to the Master of Management in Hospitality (MMH) degree program
- Submit a letter of interest and resume to the MMH Admissions Office via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Candidates for the Food and Beverage Graduate Assistantship must meet all admissions requirements for—and be accepted into—the MMH degree program to qualify for the graduate assistantship.
Assistantship decisions will be made by the end of April for the upcoming May program start date. Graduate assistantships will be based on applicant pool, business needs, and funds availability.
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