Tuition and Expenses

Cornell is More Affordable Than You Think!

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 2023-2024
New York State Resident Non-New York State Resident
Tuition  $41,098 $61,284
Mandatory Fees $585 $585
Housing $11,562 $11,562
Food $6,992 $6,992
Books and Supplies $2,700 $2,700
Personal Expenses $2,420 $2,420
Transportation $3,042 $3,042
Total Standard Budget $68,399 $88,585

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.