College of Veterinary Medicine
Ithaca, NY 14853-6401
Financial Aid Policies
The College adheres to federal regulations and
financial aid administrative guidelines established by Cornell
University. Awards are based upon the following assumptions and
- Primary responsibility for
meeting the costs of a veterinary education rests with the student and
the student's family. Financial aid resources available from the College
are viewed as supplemental to other resources. "Need" for this aid is
based on the family's ability, rather than preference or intent, to help
- The total amount of aid may not exceed a student's demonstrated need or educational budget.
- A student who accepts financial aid thereby
accepts the standard allowances in the student budget and will be
expected to provide complete documentation of any unusual expenses for
which a budget adjustment is sought.
- In order to be eligible to receive financial aid, students must be registered as full-time students (defined as a minimum of 12 credits per semester).
- Recipients of financial aid must meet the college's academic standards and the college's policy on satisfactory academic progress in order to remain eligible. Failure to do so may result in the loss of financial aid.
- The final responsibility for awarding financial
aid rests with the College and the University, following an analysis of
each financial aid applicant's economic circumstances as documented by
the applicant and the applicant's family.
- Questions about a financial
aid award should be discussed with the Director of Student Financial
Planning. If a satisfactory resolution is not reached, an appeal may be
made through the Assistant Dean for Learning and Instruction.
- Scholarship award recipients are expected to send
letters of acknowledgment to donors. Compliance with this policy will
affect eligibility for future gift aid.