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Changes to your permanent address must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office:  Change of Permanent Address Form


25 West 43rd Street, 19th Floor
New York, NY 10036

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New York State Residency

New York State Residency FAQs

To be designated a New York State resident, a student whose parent(s) or legal guardian(s) reside out-of-state must present evidence that he or she meets CUNY’s residency requirements set forth in above, AND EITHER

(a) that he/she is financially independent from his/her parents. Factors taken into account in determining financial independence include, but are not limited to: whether the student is taken as a dependent on parents’ federal and state income tax returns; whether the student is employed and the amount the student earned relative to expenses; the extent of financial support received by the student from parents or guardians; and other sources of student income OR

(b) that he/she, despite being dependent on out-of-state parents(s) or legal guardian(s), has changed his/her domicile, i.e. the place that he/she has a bona fide intention of living permanently, to New York State. Such a showing must be made by clear and convincing evidence. Students who claim that New York is their domicile are expected to have a New York State driver’s license or New York State issued identification card dated a minimum of twelve (12) months prior to the start of the semester.

In addition, a student is expected to submit documentary evidence indicating he/she has changed his/her domicile to New York, such as the following:

1. evidence that the student has filed a New York State resident income tax return for the previous calendar year;
2. evidence that the student resided in the State of New York for a significant period of time for other-than-educational purposes prior to attending CUNY;
3. evidence that the student resides in property owned by the student or his/her parent(s) or legal guardian(s) in the State of New York;
4. evidence showing that the student uses his/her New York address as his/her sole address of record for all purposes including on health and auto insurance records, bank accounts, tax records, loan and scholarship records, school records, military records, leases and similar kinds of documents.

No. Students aged 24 and older are considered independent and are not deemed to have the same state of residency as their parent(s) or legal guardian(s). But students aged 24 and older still must qualify for in-state tuition by being a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or in a qualifying immigration status, and 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 having a bona fide intention of living in New York permanently.

Yes, provided that you are a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or in a qualifying immigration status (or undocumented or out-of-status), and meet one of the following conditions:

• The student has attended an approved New York high school for two or more years, graduated, and applied to attend CUNY within five years of receiving the New York State diploma.
• The student has 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.
• The student was enrolled in CUNY in the Fall 2001 semester or quarter and was authorized by CUNY to pay tuition at the resident rate. Thus, a student who attended CUNY in the Fall 2001 semester and paid the resident rate does not have to satisfy either condition 1 or 2 above.

A student meeting one of the three conditions set forth above does not need to prove residence in New York State in accordance with the section above. The student can be a resident of another state, such as Connecticut or New Jersey, or can be an undocumented or out-of-status student. However, students who meet one of these criteria but do not have lawful immigration status must file an affidavit (i.e., a notarized statement) with CUNY stating that they have filed an application to legalize their immigration status or will file such an application as soon as they are eligible to do so.

No. Students in F-1 status do not qualify for in-state tuition. F-1 is on a list of visa categories for non-immigrant aliens who do not qualify for the in-state or resident rate of tuition.