Qualifying for the Community College Resident Tuition Rate
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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:
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).
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
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
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.
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