Undergraduate International Student Expenses

Students are billed on a semester basis, and these expenses are subject to change. In addition, we now offer an International Award worth $7,500 per year to all accepted international students to help reduce expenses.

Fall 2022 academic year entry annual estimate of expenses

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Billed expenses



Mandatory fees


Housing and meal plan




SUNY Cortland International Award (9 credit hours)


Total Annual Billed Expenses


Non-billed estimated expenses in the U.S.

Books and supplies


Personal expenses




Total Non-Billed Expenses


Based on the items listed above, the annual estimate of expenses is $30,198.00.

Please be aware that the above expenses may vary from student to student.  As an example, some students may spend more money on personal expenses or travel within the USA. Also, they do not include a variety of expenses such travel to and from a student’s home country. The total amount of annual assured support from personal, family, or other sponsor funds must be at least $30,198. Financial aid is only available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents.

This information is subject to change pending state budget or university action.