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Tuition and Financial Aid
Cornell University
College of Veterinary Medicine

Tuition and Expenses

Cornell is More Affordable Than You Think!

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We strive to make a Cornell veterinary degree accessible to everyone to ensure that those with demonstrated financial need can afford to pursue their dream of becoming a veterinarian.

Through financial aid services, budgeting and money management, our financial aid staff will guide you through this process.



Tuition and Estimated Cost of Living

Tuition and estimated cost of living for year 2024-2025
Expense CategoryNew York State ResidentNon-New York State Resident
Tuition $42,948$64,042
Mandatory Fees$660$660
Books and Supplies$2,650$2,650
Loan Fees$122$122
Total Estimated Cost of Attendance$71,278$92,372

The tuition rate is determined every year in the spring preceding the start of the academic year. Mandatory fees include the student activity fee and student health fee.

Additional Budgeting Considerations

Budget Worksheet

The above estimated living costs indicate the maximum allowed for financial aid purposes. Students should calculate actual expenses to limit borrowing student loans when possible. We created this Budget Worksheet to assist you.

Student Health Plan

All students at Cornell are required to maintain quality health insurance. Students not covered by an existing plan will need to include the student health plan cost in their budget. More can be found at the Office of Student Health Benefits website.

Parking Permit Fees

If you plan to park on campus, you need to purchase a parking pass. Most students spend about $360 per year on a parking permit. More information can be found at the Parking and Transportation website.