S2009 Schurman Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
The College Financial Aid Office follows federal regulations and financial aid administrative guidelines established by Cornell University. Awards are based upon the following assumptions and policies:
- 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 student.
- 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.
- Scholarship award recipients are expected to send letters of acknowledgment to donors. Compliance with this policy will affect eligibility for future gift 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.