New York State Residency Requirements
WHAT IS THE NEW YORK STATE RESDIENCY REQUIREMENT AND WHY DO YOU NEED IT?
The Community College program in the State of New York was intended to permit students who are residents of New York State to pay a reduced tuition rate. NYS residents are required to provide a Certificate of Residence from their home county to receive the reduced rate of tuition. You must have lived in New York State for 12 months prior to the start of classes. Residency is verified by the county(ies) in which you have lived for the six months prior to attending college. If you have lived in more than one state county during those six months, a Certificate of Residence will be required from each of those counties. The deadline to complete Residency is no later than 30 days after the start of classes. This deadline is imposed by the Counties and enforced under the Education Law Sections 6301 and 6305.
Residents from Franklin and Essex County NY, only need to complete the electronic Residency Verification Form. There will be a tab on the form to upload proof of residency. All other county residents need to obtain a Certificate of Residence from their county. This is an annual requirement.
Where Do You Get a Certificate of Residence?
You can obtain a Certificate of Residence from the county where you permanently reside. You must apply to your county. You need to complete the Application for a Certificate of Residency; have it notarized and send it and a copy of the verification document that you provide to the Notary to your County Treasure. The Business Office has a Notary and most banks have Notaries. Click on your county at the bottom of the page for instructions and the application to obtain a Certificate of Residence for your county.
When Is Your Residency Due?
No sooner than 60 days prior to the start of classes, and no later than 30 days after the start of classes. NY State Counties are only required to issue and honor Certificates of Residence dated within this time frame. After the first 30 days of classes, most counties will no longer issue Certificates of Residence, and payment for the Out of State charge then becomes the student’s responsibility.
Where Do You Submit it
Once you receive the official Certificate of Residence from your county, you can submit it to the Business Office. (Make sure you keep a copy for yourself.)
- Drop it off in person (Hodson Hall Room 155)
- Fax (518) 891-6562
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mail to:
NCCC Business Office
23 Santanoni Ave
Saranac Lake, NY 12983
Certificates with a raised seal need to be mailed to the Business Office as we are required to keep the original on file.
Find your county below for instructions to obtain your Certificate of Residence
NYC All Boroughs Application - website *accepts emailed submissions then originals can be mailed