Residency Information and Procedures for In-State Tuition

Incoming First-Year, New Transfers, Nondegree and New Graduate Students

New students will be notified in the admissions acceptance letter if they need to establish New York State residency. Students who are U.S. citizens, permanent residents or eligible visa holders (e.g., A, E, G, H-1B, H-1C, H4 [spouse or family member must be on H-1B or H-1C], I, K, L, N, O, R, S, T, U, 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 qualify for in-state tuition if one of the following conditions are met:

  1. Student has attended a New York State high school for two or more years and graduated.
  2. Student obtained a New York State General Equivalency Diploma (GED).

Students in either condition 1 or 2, above, must have applied to attend CUNY within five years of graduation.

Students who were enrolled in CUNY in the fall 2001 semester and were authorized by CUNY to pay in-state tuition do not have to satisfy either condition 1 or 2, above.

Continuing Students

Students who are U.S. citizens, permanent residents or eligible visa holders (e.g., A, E, G, H-1B, H-1C, H4 [spouse or family member must be on H-1B or H-1C], I, K, L, N, O, R, S, T, U, 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.

Contact

Office of The Registrar - Residency Unit
306 West Quad
P: 718.951.5729
F: 718.951.5257
E: residency@brooklyn.cuny.edu