Undergraduate Funding

Byline Funding 

  • The Cornell University Board of Trustees charges the Student Assembly with proposing a student activity fee for the entire undergraduate student body on a bi-yearly basis. The SA is also responsible for proposing how the fee will be distributed among student organizations on campus. The proposal must be approved by the University President and Board of Trustees. Nearly every student organization on campus is funded through a “Byline” organization or an organization that receives a direct portion of the student activity fee.
  • View "A Brief History of the Student Activity Fee" (1948-2020)
  • The process for setting the fee proposal is outlined in the Student Assembly Charter, mostly in Appendix A and Appendix B.

Student Activities Funding Commission (SAFC) Funding 

Students Helping Students Fund & Summer Experience Grants

  • Programs established by the Cornell University Student Assembly in conjunction with the Office of Financial Aid and Student Employment for the purpose of assisting undergraduate students in financial need. Managed by the Student Assembly's Financial Aid Review Committee (FARC). 

Student Assembly Infrastructure Fund (SAIF)

  • Funding that supports projects and/or initiatives that improve infrastructure or facilities on campus that contribute to the undergraduate experience of Cornell students.