As a summer 2023 participant, you are billed Cornell summer tuition.
You are also required to pay a program fee at the time that you commit to your program. The program fee serves as deposit and is non-refundable. The program fee typically covers housing and program activities.
You will directly pay additional costs either prior to arrival or on-site. These may include visa, round-trip airfare, meals, books, and other personal expenses.
The Office of Global Learning provides the below estimated budget so you can understand the costs of your program and how they will be paid. The estimated budget indicates which study abroad costs are billable through Cornell or out of pocket.
Charges that you will pay directly to the Office of Global Learning but will not appear on your bursar bill:
- Program Fee (Currently under review): this covers housing and may cover some program activities
Charges that will appear on your bursar bill:
- Program Tuition: billed at $1,680 per credit hour enrolled
Estimated additional costs paid directly by the student, such as:
- Round-trip airfare, visa
- Books, local transportation, and other personal expenses
The program offers a limited number of partial scholarships determined based on financial need. Students can apply after being admitted to the program. Limited financial aid for the summer and winter sessions is available to Cornell undergraduates in good academic standing who receive financial aid during the fall or spring. Contact Cornell’s Office of Financial Aid for more information.
Visiting students: Cornell University does not offer financial aid for visiting students on summer study abroad programs. We encourage you to contact your home school to discuss your options, including federal or private student loans.
Funding Opportunities for Summer Study Abroad
There are scholarship options available for students pursuing an international experience over the summer. Pay close attention to eligibility criteria.
Find Cornell funding opportunities at experience.cornell.edu. From the homepage, click Opportunities at the top and then under Categories on the left side of the screen, click Fellowships and Funding. Then hit Search.
Cornell Summer Session Financial Aid information from the office of Financial Aid.
The Gilman Scholarship is available to U.S. Citizens who are PELL grant recipients. Other eligibility and COVID travel restrictions may apply. Please visit Gilman site for complete information.
The Fund for Education Abroad is available to U.S. Citizens or permanent residents.
The University of Minnesota Learning Abroad Center Scholarship Database offers a useful search tool with a comprehensive listing.