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Certificate of Residency

For Non New York City Residents who reside in New York State

  • CUNY requires that all students who are not residents of New York City but who are residents of New York State to file a Certificate of Residence Form with the Bursar's Office. The Certificate of Residence is valid from the first day of the semester to the following August and must be renewed each year prior to the Fall Registration or Spring Registration period.
  • Note: A current, valid Certificate of Residence allows students to pay the same Resident Tuition as a New York City resident.
  • Students must be a resident of New York State for one year and a resident of the county for six months prior to applying for a Certificate of Residence.
  • If you qualify, a Certificate of Residence will be issued to you by the county. The certificate must be on file in the Bursar's Office three (3) weeks before you register, but no earlier than 60 days before the first day of class.
  • Each county has their own application and requires documents to establish eligibility; students must contact their county's fiscal office for hours of operation and instructions.

Download a Certificate of Residency Application below for each county and follow the instructions on the form.

Dutchess County

Dept. of Finance
County Office Bldg.
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Applications accepted by mail or in person
(Notary Public on premises in Finance Department)
Phone number:845-486-2032
Fax number: 845-486-2198

Go to county Government, then to Dept., then to Finance

Nassau County

Office of the Treasurer
240 Old County Road
Mineola, NY 11501

Applications accepted by Mail ONLY
Phone number: 516-571-5008
Fax number: 516-571-1588

Go to living and working, then go to other records
And then to certificate of residence

Rockland County

Dept. of Finance
Sain Building – 3rd Floor
18 New Hempstead Road
New City, NY 10956

Applications accepted by mail or in person
Phone number: 845-638-5129
Fax number: 845-638-5644

Go to Dept., then Finance, then to forms

Orange County

Government Center
265 Main Street, 3rd Floor
Goshen, NY 10924-1698

Applications accepted by mail or in person
(Notary Public on premises in Finance Department)
Phone number: 845-291-2485

Go to Dept., then Finance, then application for certificate and instructions

Westchester County

County Office Building
Dept. of Audit Control
148 Martine Avenue & Rm. 718
White Plains, NY 10601

Applications accepted by mail ONLY
Phone number: 914-995-3896
Fax number: 914-995-3230

Go to County Dept., then Finance, then college certificates of residence

Suffolk County

Dept. of Audit & Control
H. Lee Dennison Bldg.
100 Veterans Memorial Hgwy. – 9th Floor
Hauppauge, NY 11788-0099

Applications accepted by mail ONLY
Phone number: 631-853-5052
Fax number: 631-853-5722


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