Students pay a comprehensive charge of $28,871 per semester for 2019-2020 that covers tuition, program fees, housing, and some meals.
You are also responsible for all travel and personal expenses, both prior to departure (airfare, visas) and while on-site (in-country travel, meals, books and materials, personal expenses, etc.).
For general information on costs and financial aid, visit our page and FAQs.
For a detailed breakdown of program costs and an estimate of additional out-of-pocket expenses, please contact your program advisor in the Office of Global Learning. Go to the right-hand bar of the Overview page for a link to the program advisor.
The Office of Global Learning prepares an individual estimated budget at the end of the semester prior to studying abroad. Your estimated budget includes:
- Charges that will appear on your bursar bill (your Cornell Global Program tuition and fees)
- Estimated additional costs (e.g: your round-trip airfare, visa, meals, books, and other personal expenses)
The Office of Global Learning will send the estimated budget to you, the Financial Aid Office (if relevant), and your parent or guardian if you have opted to share their email as part of the application.
If you are eligible for financial aid when you are on campus, you will maintain your aid eligibility when you study abroad for a semester or year. Your Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) will remain the same for the academic year.
Aid awards are re-packaged to accommodate the total expected cost of your semester/year abroad, using the estimated budget prepared by Global Learning. If your budgeted costs are more than the cost of a semester/year at Cornell, your aid package will likely be increased. Likewise, if your budgeted costs are less than a semester/year at Cornell, aid will be appropriately reduced to reflect your decreased need.
The work-study allocation for a semester/year abroad is converted to a loan.
If you require assistance to pay for airfare or housing deposits prior to the release of your aid award, you should contact the Financial Aid Office.