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This information provides as a guide for estimating the anticipated costs of attendance for the student's exchange semester. Estimated NUS fees are provided by NUS (chart is for yearly expenses).Actual expenses may vary. Many factors, including currency fluctuations, personal spending habits, and course supplies will effect budget projections.

Cost provided below represents the estimated cost of attendance for one semester.




Out of State


Billed by Cornell Bursar

Tuition       $20,191.00       $30,143.00       billed in July for fall and December for spring
Out-of-Pocket Expenses                       in USD
Visa Fee       $89.00       $89.00        
Mandatory Insurance       $50.00       $50.00        
Compulsory Fees       $66.00       $66.00        
Accommodation (Campus)       $2,000.00       $2,000.00        
Food/Meals       $1200.00       $1,200.00        
Books/Supplies/Field Trips       $1,255.00       $1,255.00        
Local Transportation       $366.00       $366.00        
Personal Expenses       $1,477.00       $1,477.00        
Round-trip Travel       $1,500.00       $1,500.00       based on flights from New York
Expense Total       $28,194.00       $38,146.00        

Your financial aid package for your semester abroad will travel with you and be adjusted based on the estimated cost of attendance for this program (housing, food, university sponsored excursions, etc.).

CALS has created a cost comparison spreadsheet between exchange programs and most attended study abroad programs offered through the Office of Global Learning for reference. Please note, we cannot provide a cost comparison for all programs. If you program is not on the current spreadsheet, you can do a cost comparison using the same categories. 

Direct questions concerning financial aid awards and disbursements to the Office of Financial Aid (607-255-5145 or