New York State Residency
A college student may qualify for the resident tuition rate if he/she continuously maintained his/her place of abode in the State of New York for a period of at least twelve consecutive months immediately preceding the first day of classes. To apply for New York State resident tuition rate, you must submit a CUNY Residency form (PDF).
- If you are a newly admitted or readmitted undergraduate student, submit your CUNY/NYS Residency form and required documents to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Room 203, North Building.
- If you are a newly admitted or readmitted graduate student, submit your CUNY/NYS Residency form and required documents to the Office of Graduate Admissions, Room 223, North Building.
- If you are a currently enrolled (beyond first semester or semester of readmission) undergraduate or graduate student, submit your CUNY/NYS Residency form and required documents to the Office of the Registrar/OASIS, Room 217, North Building.
Read the NYS Residency application directions carefully. Submit the required documents along with your Residency application to the appropriate office (see above). If you do not submit the correct documents, you will delay the processing of your request. Note: The residency of dependent students (under age 24) reflects that of his/her custodial parent(s) regardless of how long the student has resided in New York State. To provide proof of independence, students must submit their most recent Federal, NYS taxes and W-2's and their parents Federal tax returns.
For a timely response, you must submit your application and documents at least two weeks prior to the due date required on your bill. Requests for residency changes are not processed on the spot.
You are responsible for the payment of any and all Out-of-State tuition by the tuition due date on your bill until your request for NYS residency status has been reviewed and a decision has been made in your favor. If a determination is made in your favor at a later date, you may be eligible for a tuition refund issued by the Office of the Bursar. This is a determination made by the Office of the Bursar.