New York State Residency Information

To initially qualify for New York State Resident Rate tuition, or to change from Non- Resident Rate Tuition to Resident Rate tuition, students must complete the CUNY Residency Form.

In order to have financial aid accurately computed for disbursement during the 2024 Spring Semester, the CUNY Residency Form must be submitted with documentation.

Qualifying for New York State Resident Tuition

To qualify for the senior college resident tuition rate, a student must

  • be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or in a qualifying immigration status;
  • and must have continuously maintained his/her principal place of abode in the State of New York for a period of at least twelve (12) consecutive months immediately preceding the first day of classes;
  • and have a bona fide intention of living in New York permanently.

A student may also qualify for a resident rate of tuition if she/he

  • registered to vote in New York a minimum of twelve (12) months prior to the first day of the semester
  • having a New York State Driver’s License or New York State “non- driver license” dated a minimum of twelve (12) months prior to the first day of the semester,
  • and filing a New York State Resident Income Tax Return covering a period a minimum of twelve (12) months prior to the first day of the semester, are among persuasive factors in a residency determination by the Law School.

2024 Residency Information & Form