College of Staten Island
 The City University of New York
 
  

Residency
 Information and Procedures
 

Residency Information and Procedures for In-State Tuition

In order to qualify for the University's resident tuition rate, a student must first meet the University's qualifications for residency. These qualifications vary from community to senior colleges, due in large part to State law and the University's funding mechanisms. In addition to the requirements and guidelines indicated in this web site, there are other circumstances which may affect one's tuition residency status. These other circumstances are discussed in subsequent portions of this web site.

In most cases, in order to qualify as a resident for tuition purposes, a student must have continuously resided in New York State for a qualifying period of 12 months. In addition, a student must show that he or she has established New York as his/her domicile, which means that the student has a bona fide intention of living in New York permanently.

Citizen, Permanent Resident or Temporary Visa Holders

STEP 1: Complete the Residency Form (PDF)
 
STEP 2: Provide Proof of Valid Immigration Status
  Students who are U.S. citizens, permanent residents or eligible visa holders such as A-1, A-2, A-3, E-1, E-2, G-1, G-2, G-3, G-4, G-5, H-1, H-4, I, K, L, N, R, S, T, U and V may establish residency. Students granted asylum or refugee or parole status may also establish residency. Certain categories of employment authorization may also qualify.

  Undocumented or Out-of-Status students
  Ineligible Statuses
 
STEP 3: Provide Proof of New York State Residency
 
The following categories can qualify as proof of residency:
 
Students who have attended (or are currently attending) a high school in New York State for the two semesters immediately prior to the first day of classes.
 
Students who have attended an approved New York State high school for two or more years, graduated, and applied to attend CUNY within five years of receiving the New York State diploma.
 
Students who have attended an approved New York State Program for General Equivalency Diploma (GED) exam preparation, received the GED issued within New York State, and applied to attend CUNY within five years of receiving the New York State GED.
 
Students they were enrolled in CUNY in the Fall 2001 semester or quarter and were authorized by CUNY to pay tuition at the resident rate.
 
All others please see the following list (PDF).

Undocumented or Out-of-Status Resident

Please complete the Affidavit (PDF) if you meet one of the following:

  You who have attended an approved New York State high school for two or more years, graduated, and applied to attend CUNY within five years of receiving the New York State diploma.
  You who have attended an approved New York State Program for General Equivalency Diploma (GED) exam preparation, received the GED issued within New York State, and applied to attend CUNY within five years of receiving the New York State GED.
  You were enrolled in CUNY in the Fall 2001 semester or quarter and were authorized by CUNY to pay tuition at the resident rate.