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Tuition and Financial Aid
Cornell University
College of Veterinary Medicine

Student Employment

The College of Veterinary Medicine offers two wage-subsidy programs which benefit students interested in self-help through employment. The Student Financial Planning Office will determine the best source of funds for each applicant based on financial need.

Federal Work Study Program (FWS)

The Federal Work Study Program increases opportunities for student employment by reimbursing employers on campus or in certain non-profit organizations off campus 60% of wages paid to eligible students. Eligibility to participate is based on financial need as evidenced by analysis of the FAFSA.

Federal Work Study funds are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Eligible students wishing to participate must first find employment and then complete the Application for Academic-year Employment Subsidy. 

Eligibility for summer Federal Work Study funding, when available, is based on FAFSA for the following academic year. Summer Federal Work Study earnings must, according to federal regulations, be applied to the following academic year's expenses, and may not be replaced with need-based education loans. The funds remaining for summer Federal Work Study employment are usually very limited.

Veterinary Student Employment Program (VETSEP)

The College also offers a wage-subsidy program to students in the professional curriculum employed in certain types of veterinary-related positions within the College. As with FWS, available monies are allocated to eligible students on a first-come, first-served basis. 

FWS / VETSEP Application