New York State Residency Requirements

NYS Community Colleges receive a portion of their funding from the county they reside in and therefore all students are required to prove their residence in New York State for a minimum of one year and residence in their home county for six months prior to the start of classes.

Student residency status determines the tuition rate they will be charged. To determine your residency please read the following:

Essex and Franklin County Residents: A resident of the State of New York for one year, and of the County of Essex or Franklin for six months immediately prior to registration. Must verify residency directly with the Business Office. Click here for the form.

New York State Resident: A resident of the State of New York for one year and of a county other than Essex or Franklin for six months immediately prior to registration who can present a Certificate of Residence from that county.

Non-Resident Student: A student who does not fulfill either of the two statements above is a non-resident student and pays Non-Resident tuition.

To qualify for the resident tuition fee, a student is required by law to present once each academic year, on or before registration, a Certificate of Residence indicating that he or she has been a legal resident of the State of New York for one year and of the county in which he or she resides for six months. Failure to present a Certificate of Residence will result in Non-Resident tuition charges.

Non-Resident students are exempt from presenting a certificate.

Certificate of Residence – Click HERE for Instructions on how to obtain the Certificate of Residence.

It is the responsibility of the student to confirm their residency with the Business Office and turn in the Certificate they receive from their County Treasurer. Those students required to obtain a Certificate of Residence from their home county or counties must do so each year. Read the instructions carefully to not miss the deadlines for each term. If you have questions on the Certificate of Residence or residency requirements contact the Business Office

FIND YOUR COUNTY BELOW AND FOLLOW THE LINKS FOR THE APPLICATION AND WEBSITE FOR EACH COUNTY. 

**COUNTY CONTACTS MAILING LIST click here

Albany County App - website

Cayuga County App - website

Chautauqua County App - website

Clinton County App - website

Columbia County App - website

Cortland County Appwebsite

Dutchess County App - website

Erie County App - website

Essex County App - website

Greene County App - website

Lewis County App - website

Nassau County NEW ONLINE APP! - website

NYC All Boroughswebsite

Niagara County App - website

Ontario County App - website

Orange County App - website

Oswego County App - website

Putnam County App - website

Rensselaer County App - website

St. Lawrence County App - website

Saratoga County App - website

Schuyler County App - website

Seneca County App - website

Steuben County App - website

Suffolk County App - website

Sullivan County App - website

Tompkins County App - website

Ulster County App - website

Warren County App - website

Washington County App - website

Wayne County App - website

Westchester County App - website

ALL OTHER COUNTIES USE THIS:

Generic County Certificate Application

Generic County Certificate Instructions