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A Great Educational Value

How much is it going cost me? It’s one of the biggest questions you might have in planning your study abroad experience.

International Award: Most full-time international students seeking a SUNY Cortland degree receive a financial award worth $4,900 per year, making our tuition among the most affordable for four-year colleges in the State University of New York system.

Partner Perks: Exchange students coming for one or two semesters also might be eligible for a tuition waiver through partnership agreements with their home institutions. Regardless of how long you study in Cortland, you’ll soon realize the experience is worth every dollar.

Student workingEarn Income: You’re also eligible to work on campus for academic departments, administrative offices, recreation facilities or our dining services provider. It’s a common way to earn income while studying here.

Live for Free: Long-term international students — those who study at the College for more than one year — can apply for positions as resident assistants in residence halls. They receive free housing and a pay stipend in exchange for their service. In short, there are plenty of ways to make your Cortland experience a very affordable one.


2014-15 Academic Year

Undergraduate Billed
Tuition $15,320
Mandatory Fees $1,934
Housing & Meal Plan $11,790

Total Billed Expenses


Non-Billed Expenses
Books & supplies $1,000
Personal expenses $1,717
Travel $800
Total Non-Billed Expenses
SUNY Cortland International Award -$4,900
Total Expenses $27,661
Graduate Billed
Tuition  $18,350
Mandatory Fees  $1,934
Total Billed Expenses


International Award  -$4,900
Non-Billed Expenses
Books & supplies $1,000
Personal expenses $1,717
Travel $800
Total Estimated Annual Expenses $30,691

* Subject to change pending state budget or College action

Be aware that the estimated expenses may vary from student to student. As an example, some students may spend more money on personal expenses or travel within the USA.