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Summer Costs and Aid


The cost of the Cornell in Washington summer term is: tuition + housing & program fee = $10,824.


Tuition is the same you pay on campus and billed to your bursar account. Tuition is $1750 per credit. Students take 4-8 credits during their summer with CIW. See university tuition rates.

Summer 2024: 1 class (4 credits) = $7,000

Housing and program fee

  • Summer 2024: $3,824


All funding opportunities take time to process, so we encourage you to apply early in the spring semester. If funding dates do not align with the payment deadlines, please contact us so that we may assist you through the process.

Financial aid

Students should work directly with Cornell Office of Financial Aid to see if they are eligible for assistance.

How to pay

See payment methods.

Payment deadline

Full payment is due before you move in. You may not move in without having paid in full.

You may lose your place if you do not meet your payment deadline.

Can I get a refund if I withdraw from my program?

To withdraw from this special program, you must notify the SCE registrar’s office in writing. Your refund amount will be determined by the number of days from the start of the program that you withdraw.

Course fees are nonrefundable. Further, if you withdraw without officially notifying the Cornell SCE registrar’s office in writing, you will not receive a refund. No refund will be given to any student dismissed from a program.

Refund schedule (based on program start date)

  • Days 1–3: Withdrawal period with a 100 percent tuition refund
  • Days 4–5: Withdrawal period with a 50 percent tuition refund
  • Day 6: Withdrawal period with no refund

If you want to appeal the refund schedule based on extenuating circumstances, download the petition form (PDF), complete it, and submit it by email to the SCE review committee at Please include “Refund petition” in the subject line of your email. The form will be reviewed by committee, and you will be notified if your appeal is approved.