Billing Overview 

As a winter 2024 participant, you are billed Cornell winter 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.

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 estimated $1,750 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

Estimated Program Fee (see above)



Costs Billable by University Bursar

Cornell University Tuition* 3 credits



Sub-Total to be Billed via CU Bursar

Estimated Additional Costs (payable on site or prior to departure)

Meals   ~$200

Estimated Intl Airfare (based on East Coast Departure)



Personal Expenses (and e-visa)



Sub-Total Costs Paid Directly by Student


Total Cost of Attendance (estimated):
*Costs above are based on 3 credit course using estimated winter 24 tuition rates of $1,750 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 – Cornell students who have taken 3+ credits of SEA courses are eligible for funding from SEAP. Students should contact for more information. Some eligibility requirements may be included. Additional information may be requested by the program.
  • 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.