Establishing NYS Residency for In-state Tuition

Incoming first-year, new transfer, nondegree and new graduate students

Incoming first-year, new transfer, nondegree and new graduate students will be notified in the admissions acceptance packet if they need to establish New York State residency. 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. Students applying for in-state tuition must have resided in New York State, with the intent to stay, for at least one year prior to the first day of class for the semester in which they are applying for a determination. Students must submit documentation along with the residency form.

Nonresidents of New York State and out-of-status (undocumented) students

Nonresidents of New York State and out-of-status (undocumented) students who attended a New York State high school for at least two years and graduated, or obtained a New York State GED diploma, may apply for in-state tuition if they apply to CUNY within five years of receiving their diploma.

Continuing Students

Continuing 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. Continuing students must have resided in New York State, with the intent to stay, for at least one year prior to the first day of class for the semester in which they are applying for a determination. Students must submit documentation along with the residency form.

Appeal Process

Appeal process (pdf)