Residency status is determined at the time of admission by the college admissions office. Change in residency status is determined by the University Bursar once a student has enrolled. Dependent students must have their parents establish a permanent New York State residence for 12 months to qualify. The Bursar’s Office has information on NY State Residency applications available on their website: https://www.dfa.cornell.edu/bursar/students-parents/residency.
Please know that if your tuition costs adjust, aid will be adjusted accordingly. Your Expected Family Contribution remains consistent unless your family reports significant changes to your financial situation. If your Cost of Attendance increases or decreases, your demonstrated financial need (and therefore your financial aid) changes proportionally to reflect your changing expenses.