Billing Overview 

As a winter 2025 participant, you are billed Cornell winter tuition.

If accepted, in order to commit to the program you will be required to pay a nonrefundable deposit in the amount of $500 within seven days. This non-refundable deposit represents a set portion of the program fee. The balance of your program fee will be billed by the Office of Global Learning and due in full for winter programs by November 1.

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.

Budget Breakdown

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: this covers housing and may cover some program activities

Charges that will appear on your bursar bill:

  • Winter Program Tuition: billed at ~$1,820 (pending updated tuition for 2024-25) per credit hour enrolled

Estimated additional costs paid directly by the student, such as: 

  • Round-trip airfare, visa
  • Meals
  • Books, local transportation, and other personal expenses 

Estimated Budget

Costs Paid to the Office of Global Learning
Nonrefundable Program Deposit $500
Estimated Remaining Program Fee $150
Estimated Total Program Fee ~$650
Costs Billable by University Bursar
Cornell University Tuition* 3 credits $5,460
Sub-Total to be Billed via CU Bursar
Estimated Additional Costs (payable on site or prior to departure)  
Estimate Meals ~$200
Estimated Intl Airfare (based on East Coast Departure) ~$2000
Personal Expenses ~$50
Sub-Total Costs Paid Directly by Student
Total Cost of Attendance (estimated):
*Costs above are based on 3 credit course using estimated winter 25 tuition rates of $1,820 per credit.

National Scholarships

This program is eligible for funding from a variety of sources. Pay close attention to eligibility criteria and deadlines as many applications are due well ahead of the experience. As well, funding decisions can take several weeks, and students should plan ahead to ensure they can still follow the payment schedule required by the program.

Cornell and Individual Program Grants

  • Program Funding – Limited funding is available through Khmer studies for students participating in the program. Funding is also available though SEAP for eligible Cornell students who have taken 3+ credits of SEA courses. Email to for questions on SEAP funding. Additional information may be requested by the program.
  • OADI Funding may offer travel funding for eligible undergraduate students.
  • Learning Strategies Center has scholarships for qualified seniors who need a requirement to graduate on schedule.   
  • Find Cornell funding opportunities at 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.

Financial Aid 

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..