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Payment options and billing policies

Internal versus external pricing

External vs. internal pricing is determined by the funding source used by the customer for the payment.

Payments made with funds sourced from the following Cornell University academic units and associated institutions are considered internal:

  • Cornell University (Ithaca, NY, and Geneva, NY)
  • Weill Cornell Medicine (NYC, NY, and Doha, Qatar)
  • Cornell Tech (NYC, NY)
  • Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research (BTI)
  • USDA-Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) — for units in Ithaca, NY, and Geneva, NY.

Payment options

Depending on the user's institution, two different methods of payments are available.

Users from a Cornell academic unit located in Ithaca NY, Geneva NY, or Cornell Tech in NYC:

You may use a departmental account number (Cornell account number).

At the moment, we do not accept this payment method for users from the Weill Cornell Medicine (NYC, NY, or Doha, Qatar), or BTI, USDA-ARS, or other associated or external institutions.

All other users, including BTI, USDA-ARS, Weill Cornell Medicine in NYC and in Doha, Qatar, and external institutions:

You must use a Purchase Order (PO). The PO must identify both the researcher and the principal investigator, the dollar amount, duration, the specific service and BRC Facility (e.g., Genomics Facility).

You may submit an electronic copy of the PO to BRC_payment@cornell.edu, fax the PO to 607-254-6379, or mail the PO to:

Biotechnology Resource Center
Institute of Biotechnology
Cornell University
130 Biotechnology Building
Ithaca, NY 14853-2703

Purchase orders are payable with the following methods:

  1. Checks: Checks may be mailed to Cornell University, PO Box 6705, Ithaca, NY 14851-6705. Please reference the invoice number(s) being paid with the check.
  2. Wire Transfers/EFT: Please contact brc_payment@cornell.edu or phone 607-255-2300 to receive routing information, and every time you are conducting a transfer.
  3. Credit/Payment Cards: We can accept credit and other payment cards (Visa, Mastercard, Amercian Express, Discover). You may pay for invoices with a card using our online payment portal at https://cores.lifesciences.cornell.edu/makeapayment. Please contact brc_payment@cornell.edu or phone 607-255-2300 if you need to make payment with a card but cannot use our online portal. Never sendyour payment card information by e-mail.

Please contact brc_payment@cornell.edu or phone 607-255-2300 if you cannot use a purchase order for payment for your invoice. In exceptional cases, the BRC may accept additional methods of payment.

Payment due dates and late notices

Payment is due net 30 days from the invoice date. As a courtesy to our users, we will send late notices every 30 days thereafter. Users who have not paid their invoice after 120 days (fourth late notice) will be refused service until the account is settled. In addition, all BRC users and accounts payable belonging to the Cornell department or external institution involved in unresolved billing will be informed of the situation.

Billing questions and disputes

Please write to Lindsay Schaffner for any questions regarding billing and BRC invoices:

Lindsay Schaffner
Cornell University
130 Biotechnology Building
Ithaca, NY 14853-2703
Tel: (607) 255-2300
E-mail: BRC_payment@cornell.edu