Residency Requirements, NY State
Residency Requirements for Tuition Purposes
To be eligible for the resident tuition rate, a student must have one year's legal
residency in New York State and six months in the County of Nassau immediately preceding
the time of registration for any period of attendance. The legal residency of unmarried
students under 21 is deemed to be that of their parents.
New York State students from counties other than Nassau may have the nonresident tuition
rate waived by submitting a Certificate of Residency from their home county fiscal
office prior to payment of tuition and fees. The submission of a valid Certificate
of Residency qualifies students who reside in counties other than Nassau for the Nassau
County resident tuition rate.
Applications for a Certificate of Residency are available in the Bursar's Office,
Tower, Lower Level and Student Financial Affairs, Tower, 5th floor. For students
commencing study in the fall semester, the certificate will cover a full year, including
fall and spring semesters and summer sessions. Certificates of Residency must be renewed
each year. Individuals on student visas cannot qualify for a Certificate of Residency.
Questions about residency status should be directed to the Office of Student Financial
Affairs, Tower 5th floor or by telephone at 516.572.7563 or 7326.