Student Accounts

The Office of Student Accounts works with students and families to manage Cornish charges. Tuition, fees, housing, and meal plans are among the fees managed. Here is the Cornish billing process:

  • An email notice with link to the bill is sent to the student and authorized parents with PINS beginning at least 30 days prior to the due date each semester..
  • Tuition, housing and meal plan charges are due August 1st for fall semester and January 2nd for spring semester
  • Payment plan information is emailed out in April, May and June, and the payment plan begins July 1.

Full details on payment plan registration and costs are available on Compass, the Cornish campus intranet system. Beginning with admission all students have an account on Compass, which is the primary method for managing the Cornish fees and expenses.

Calculating Your Tuition

Once you have your financial aid award, you will want to calculate your out of pocket expense for the year. You may also use the Tuition Calculator to calculate how much Parent PLUS loan you will need to borrow in order to cover your full expenses. Loans are reduced by origination fees and the calculator will assist you in borrowing the correct amount.

Compass: My Online Account

Students look up account information 24/7 in Compass, the Cornish intranet system. Here are some of the tools available:

  • Make ACH payments
  • Pay tuition deposits
  • Register for and manager you payment plan
  • Send E-Checks
  • Make credit card payments
  • Look up balances
  • Print old bills
  • Set up bank accounts to receive refunds from Cornish
  • Manage meal plan funds
  • Receive important announcements from Cornish.
  • Look up, print and email tax documents

Overpayment and Financial Aid Refunds

Cornish makes  all refunds through the “My Online Account” function of Compass using ACH processing. Please note: It is mandatory to accept or decline ERefund when you set up your account in the Compass system.

Parent/Co-biller Access

Parents or other users who have been given access to their student’s online account may make payments, create and manage installments and automatic payment plans, print past bills and manage meal plan funds. Learn more about Parent/Co-biller Access.