Cost

Overview

The partner university sets the tuition for visiting non-degree students. Charges may vary due to the courses you take.

You will be billed via the Cornell Bursar for the partner university tuition, in addition to the Cornell International Program Tuition (CIPT)* of $2,500.

You are responsible for paying any required deposits. If it is a hardship to pay for a tuition deposit, consult with Office of Global Learning for assistance and guidance.

You are also responsible for all travel and living costs, both prior to departure (airfare, housing deposit, visas) and while on-site (housing, meals, in-country travel, etc.).

For detailed cost information, review the partner university’s website for visiting/study abroad students. Go to the right-hand bar of the main page for a link to the university’s website.

For general information on costs and financial aid, visit our Financial Information page and Going Abroad: Finances FAQs.

*The CIPT is approved by the Board of Trustees and is used to offset the direct and indirect costs of studying abroad.

Estimated Budget

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 (partner university tuition plus CIPT)
  • Estimated additional costs (e.g: your round-trip airfare, housing, food, visa, 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.

**Foreign university tuition will be converted into U.S. dollars. The rate posted to the estimated budget will be based on the published currency rate effective the date of preparation. Upon payment of the invoice to the sponsor, Global Learning reserves the right to adjust the tuition rate to reflect the actual currency rate received at the time of payment.

Financial Aid

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.