Students are billed their regular CALS tuition, with no added administrative fees. This is especially advantageous for in-state students. Housing, food, visa, travel, health insurance, books, and other personal expenses are paid separately.
On exchange programs, students pay their regular Cornell tuition to Cornell. The cost of housing, airfare, accommodation, meals and personal expenses are paid directly by the student.
The Office of Global Learning prepares a budget including all the above expenses for the student that is shared with the Office of Financial Aid, if relevant, so that aid can be adjusted to meet the total estimated costs of participating on the exchange program. Budgets are available at the end of the semester prior to the exchange.