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This information is provided as a guide for the estimated cost of attendance for the exchange semester. Estimated Wageningen fees are provided by Wageningen. 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.

Item       State       Out of State       Comments
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
Resident Permit       $433.00       $433.00       Includes fee for services provided by Wageningen to submit residence permit on your behalf
Legal Liability Insurance       $88.00       $88.00        
Accommodation (Campus)       $2,281.00       $2,281.00       Includes utilities and fee for housing account
Food/Meals       $1,347.00       $1,347.00       Self-catering
Books/Supplies       $225.00       $225.00        
Personal Expenses       $2,245.00       $2,245.00        
Round-trip Travel       $1,100.00       $1,100.00       based on flights from New York
Expense Total       $27,910.00       $37,862.00        

Students should be prepared to make a cost of living deposit of approximately $5000. This fee will then be disbursed to students while abroad. 

Your financial aid package for your semester abroad will travel with you and be adjusted based on the estimated cost of attendance for the 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. 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