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Billing Overview

Students are billed their regular Cornell tuition. If your program charges a tuition deposit, this will be paid by the Office of Global Learning on your behalf.

Additional expenses are paid directly by the student 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, through the host institution, or out of pocket.

  • Charges that will appear on your bursar bill:
    • Your regular Cornell tuition: In-State, Out-of-State, or Endowed
    • Cambridge college housing
  • Estimated additional costs paid directly by the student, such as:
    • Round-trip airfare, visa, immunizations (if required)
    • Meals
    • Books, local transportation, and other personal expenses

Estimated Budget

(Represents Spring 2023 estimates)        


Endowed or Contract College
Contract College
Costs Billable by University Bursar    Out of State    In-State
Cornell University Tuition   $31,228   $20,979
Program Accommodation   $6,003   $6,003
Sub-Total to be Billed via CU Bursar   $37,231   $26,982
Estimated Additional Costs        
(payable on-site or prior to departure)        
Meals (estimated £75/week)   $1,984   $1,984
Books and Supplies   $230   $230
Local transportation   $288   $288
Estimated International Airfare (East Coast departure)   $1,000   $1,000
Personal Expenses   $1,323   $1,323
Sub-Total Costs Paid Directly by Student   $4,824   $4,824
Total Cost of Attendance (estimated)   $42,055   $31,806

*Costs above are currently based on 2022/23 tuition rates and program information and will be updated in the spring semester.

**The cost of living expenses of the above budget were created with the currency rate that was in effect in October 2022.

Official Budget

The Office of Global Learning will send you your official budget via email in May for fall/year students and in November for spring students. If you share the email address(es) of your parent or guardian in your application, we will send them a copy as well. This is the budget that the Financial Aid Office will use to calculate your aid package for your semester/year abroad, if relevant. See below for information on financial aid and visit the Finances page for more information.

Financial Aid

If you are eligible for financial aid when you are on campus, subject to the same conditions, you will maintain your aid eligibility when you study abroad for a semester or year. This includes, but is not limited to, maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). 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.  Students have the option of accepting or declining the loan, but in situations where loans are declined there not be an offer of replacement aid.