Store Policies

Policies and prices are subject to change without notice.

Offers, Coupons, Discounts and Sales: Standard Exclusions

Unless otherwise noted, the following are never discounted:

  • Gift cards
  • Custom and Special orders
  • Grad Packs
  • Stoles
  • Gift boxes and baskets
  • Furniture
  • Academic materials including textbooks, course packs and digital textbooks and Instant Access course materials
  • Art and architecture kits
  • General reading books
  • PMEP Guidelines and Manuals
  • Computers, laptops, tablets
  • All Apple products and accessories
  • Printers and accessories
  • Monitors
  • Software
  • Software licenses
  • Technology and accessories
  • Audio (headphones, earphones, speakers)
  • Data storage
  • Gaming consoles and accessories
  • Services
  • United Way donations
  • The Cornellian yearbook
  • Cornell class rings and personalized announcements from Balfour
  • DormCo items
  • Pop-up vendor events
  • Poster sale items
  • Café Jennie items and packaged convenience snacks, and merchandise already on promo or previously purchased.
  • Other exclusions may apply.

Coupons and discounts apply to in-stock, in-store merchandise only, unless otherwise specified. Coupons, wooden nickels, sale discounts and online promo codes CANNOT be combined.

Offers and discounts are valid on eligible transactions during the offer period. Previous purchases are excluded.

Purchasing Policies

We welcome international orders but due to shipping complexities we'll need to review the order first and then send a revised price quote.


Eligibility Requirements:
Students wishing to purchase technology must be enrolled in a course of study leading to a degree from Cornell University, or an entering student who has graduated from high school, been accepted by Cornell, submitted a non-refundable payment to Cornell and returned the coupon indicating intent to enroll at Cornell.

Faculty and staff members directly associated with Cornell University's academic mission are also welcome to purchase. Temporary staff, adjunct faculty and faculty whose appointments are less than four months may not be eligible.
Cornell Alumni may be eligible to purchase select computer and software products at the academic discount.

Apple Products Purchase Quantity
Cornell affiliated customers* eligible for Apple Educational Pricing will be allowed to purchase the following quantity limits** with Education Pricing per year:

  • Desktop: One (1)
  • Mac mini: One (1)
  • Notebook: One (1)
  • iPad: Two (2)
  • Accessories: Two (2)***

*See Eligibility Requirements listed above

**The above listed purchase limits can be made either online, in an Apple Retail Store, or through an Authorized Campus Reseller (The Cornell Store). Total product quantities remain the same regardless of where your purchase is made.

***Not all products have Education Pricing. 

Apple Audit Rights
The Cornell Store routinely audits Apple Education Pricing customers to ensure that all purchase conditions have been observed. Should we discover that you have not observed all of the conditions applicable to your Education Pricing purchase, you authorize The Cornell Store:

  • to charge to your credit card (credit card originating purchases) the difference between the amount you paid for the fulfilled products and the price that Apple charges the general public for the same goods, in effect on the order date; or
  • to Bursar bill (cash, check, or Cornell Card originating purchases) the difference between the amount that you paid for the delivered goods and the price that Apple charges the general public for the same goods, in effect on the order date.

Price Quotes
For any item(s) in stock and available at the time you place your order, Tech Connect guarantees you the selling price quoted to you.

For any item(s) not in stock at the time you place your order, please note that the selling price quoted to you by TechConnect is an estimate. You will be notified if there is a discrepancy when we place the order with the manufacturer. We will make every effort to honor the quoted price, but cannot guarantee pricing for products that are not in stock at the time your order is placed.

Purchase Restrictions
When you purchase hardware or software from The Cornell Store, you are certifying that the products purchased are for your own personal, educational and/or research use. Please view our Computer and Technology Returns policy prior to making a purchase.

Payment in full is required when you place your order. We accept cash, check, CornellCard, MasterCard, Visa, Cornell Store gift card or any combination of these for most purchases. Please note: we do not accept personal checks for technology purchases.


Prizes awarded of store merchandise cannot be returned for cash or exchanged for other merchandise.

Site Usage Policy

Please read our Site Usage Policy carefully before using this website.

Security and Privacy Statement

This site uses secure socket layer (SSL) technology to safeguard your confidential information. Our policies dictate that we will not share your personal information with anyone outside The Cornell Store or use it for any purpose beyond processing your order or contacting you.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 5 PM Eastern Standard Time by phone (800) 624-4080 (toll free) or e-mail