Residency Requirements

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 Residence from their home county fiscal office prior to payment of tuition and fees. The submission of a valid Certificate of Residence qualifies students who reside in counties other than Nassau for the Nassau County resident tuition rate.

Applications for a Certificate of Residence are available in the Bursar's Office, temporarily relocated to C-Cluster, 1st floor 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 Residence must be renewed each year. Individuals on student visas cannot qualify for a Certificate of Residence. Questions about residency status should be directed to the Office of Student Financial Affairs, Tower 5th floor or by telephone at 516.572.7326.

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