MMH Estimated Expenses for the 2019-20 Academic Year
Tuition $28,275 per semester (Note: MMH is a three-semester program)
Books and supplies (est.) $1,500 per year
Health and accident insurance (est.) $2,983 per year*
Living allowance (est.): Single student: ($2,268 per month)
16 month program
Required course travel (est.) $2,500
Graduate student activity fee $126 ($42 per semester)
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.
Students may also be eligible for loans through other resources. Some of these will have specific requirements for the borrower, so please make sure to contact the lending agency directly. Below is a list of possible programs students have utilized in the past:
School of Hotel Administration Scholarship Funding
The School of Hotel Administration is committed to enrolling engaged and committed students regardless of financial circumstances.
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.
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.
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
Organization of American States Interest-Free Student Loans (OAS): The Rowe Fund is an educational loan program of the Organization of American States (OAS) that helps citizens from Latin America and Caribbean OAS member states finance their studies or research in accredited universities across the United States.
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