Qualifying for the Community College Resident Tuition Rate

This section describes the requirements necessary for consideration as a resident student and the documentation necessary to prove residency.

Residency Verification Process - A community college student may qualify for the resident tuition rate if he or she meets both of the following considerations:

a)

Continuously maintained his/her principal place of abode in the State of New York for a period of twelve (12) consecutive months immediately preceding the first day of classes. (A student who has attended a high school in New York City or State for the two semesters immediately prior to the first day of classes satisfies this condition).

b)

Continuously maintained his/her principal place of abode in New York City for at least the last six (6) months immediately preceding the first day of classes. (A student who has attended a high school in New York City in the semester immediately prior to the first day of classes satisfies this condition).

Special Situation

County charge backs at community colleges:

Community colleges require, as a condition for registration, that every New York resident who resides outside of New York City present a certificate of residence issued no earlier than two months prior to the first day of classes. The certificate is valid for a period of one year. In the event the county of residence declines to issue the certificate on the basis that the student is not a county resident, the student may appeal to the New York Secretary of State.

Students verifying residency must complete the City University Residency Form. The form can also be picked up at the Admissions and Recruitment Office, Savoy room D-210. No Residency Form will be accepted after the end of the semester for which the student is applying for a determination.

A full-time undergraduate student is one who is enrolled for 12 credits, or billable equivalent, or more.

A part-time student is one who is enrolled for fewer than 12 credits or billable equivalent.

Students taking in excess of 18 academic credits will be charged a Fee for Accelerated Study.

Need more info about admissions? Call (718) 319-7900 or Send us an e-mail