College of Veterinary Medicine
Ithaca, NY 14853-6401
As an applicant for financial aid, you have the responsibility to:
- Stay informed about financial aid deadlines,
and comply with requests for documentation by checking the Financial
Aid Tracking Page, reading electronic- and postal-mail messages, and
watching for notices posted on the Financial Aid bulletin board outside
S2 009 Schurman Hall.
- Accurately complete your application(s) for
student financial aid. Errors can result in long delays in your receipt
of aid. Intentional misreporting of information on forms for federal
financial aid is a violation of law and is considered a criminal offense
subject to penalties under the U.S. Criminal Code.
- Return all additional documentation, verification,
corrections, and/or new information requested by the Financial Aid
Office as promptly as possible. The College is required by federal law
to have on file documentation of family resources and of any
circumstances necessitating adjustment of a student's budget.
Read and understand all forms you are asked to sign and keep copies of them.
Attend required loan initiation and exit interviews. The
College conducts loan initiation and exit interviews for all loan
programs in which it participates, as required by federal law. These
interviews are for the purpose of ensuring that all borrowers understand
the obligation to repay student loans, avenues for seeking assistance
if problems arise, and consequences of failure to repay.
Accept responsibility for all agreements you sign. The
signing of a promissory note for a long-term loan initiates the
disbursement of loan moneys and signifies your acceptance of a moral and
legal obligation to repay the loan after leaving college. Default on
any federal loan or failure to repay a federally funded education grant
disbursed for a period in which you were not enrolled makes you
ineligible for all federal aid until due repayments are made.
Inform the College of Veterinary Medicine Financial Aid
Office of any changes in your economic or financial circumstances. This
includes any outside resources, (grants, assistantships, fellowships,
earnings, loans, endowments, etc.) not counted at the time your
application was originally reviewed and financial need determined.
Review annually the future costs of education loans and
establish a personal education debt limit compatible with realistic
Keep this College, your lender, and your loan guarantor
informed of your enrollment status and your address at all times.
Changes in enrollment status can affect financial aid eligibility and
loan repayment schedules. Maintenance of contact with lenders is
essential for any situation that deviates from the expected scholastic
time schedule or loan repayment schedule. It is now possible to change
your addresses (home, local, billing) with the University on-line at