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Verifying New York State Residency

 

Establishing New York State Residency
In general, to qualify for the NYS resident tuition rate based on residence in the State of New York, a student must:
  • Be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or in a qualifying immigration status (see section below regarding qualifying immigration statuses); 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
  • Have a bona fide intention of living in New York permanently.
For more detailed information on City University of New York regulations regarding establishing New York State residency, please Download the Tuition and Fee Manual July 2015.


Students Are Expected to be Aware of Their Tuition Status and the Applicable Resident Tuition Rules.

 


Forms:

Queens College Residency

Queens College Residency Affadavit

Residency Appeal

Appeal Procedures
If you wish to appeal, you must notify the Office of Undergraduate Admissions in writing within ten days of being notified that you have been determined to be a non-resident. At that time, you may submit a statement to Eric Prezeau indicating why you disagree with the decision. He will submit your appeal, the Residency Form, copies of all documentation, and his determination to the senior vice chancellor for legal affairs and general counsel.

Deadline for Submitting Forms
All residency documentation must be submitted prior to the last day of the semester. No Residency Form will be accepted after the end of the semester for which the student is applying for a determination.


   
Required Documentation Which Must Accompany
the Residency Form



   
         
    The student must submit original documents to the Welcome Center in Jefferson Hall. We will make copies of anything we need and return your originals to you. Copies will not be accepted from the items "a" through "q" indicated below.

You must submit one item from "a" through "d":

   
         
    a. Lease, deed or rent registration form (used for rent stabilized apartments) signed by the landlord, which is either a public or private agency, and the student or parent of the student with the same surname (dates must cover the year in question).

b. The most recent complete federal (1040) or New York State (IT-201) tax returns with the preprinted address label and the corresponding W-2 form.

c. Budget/Benefit letter from New York City Public Assistance with the student's New York address covering the 12-month period immediately preceding the first day of classes and including the student's name.

d. Benefits letter from Social Security with the student's New York address covering the 12-month period immediately preceding the first day of semester and including the student's name (only for students receiving Social Security benefits).
   
         
   


Or two items from "e" through "q":
Note:
All items must document proof of residency for the 12-month period immediately preceding the first day of classes. Documents covering the first and last months of the previous 12-month period are acceptable provided that they show the student living at the same address.

   
         
 
 
e. Copies of the most recent complete federal (1040) or New York State (IT-201) tax returns without the preprinted address label and the corresponding W-2 form. Responses to federal Form 4506 and New York State Form 4506 requesting federal and state tax information are acceptable if the respective governments acknowledge that the party in question has in fact filed a tax return form the address noted.

f. A valid New York State driver's license showing the date of issuance prior to the first day of classes.

g. Homeowner's or renter's insurance policy.

h. Automobile registration.

i. Automobile insurance certificate.

j. New York State "non license" which is issued to non-drivers (for identification purposes) by the Department of Motor Vehicles or other official city, state or federal agencies.

k. Voter registration certificate or card.

l. Telephone or utility bills or payments for services covering a period of up to 12 months showing the student's address.

m. Monthly bank or credit card statements covering a period of 12 months showing the student's address (dollar amounts may be blocked out).

n. Armed forces identification card DD Form 2A (green).

o. Attendance as a juror in New York State.

p. Apartment lease signed by the landlord (who is an individual and is not a public or private agency) and the student. If the student's name does not appear on the lease, the Alternate Lease Statement may be substituted. The Alternate Lease Statement must be completed and notarized by both the person whose name appears on the lease/contract and the student. The person whose name appears on the lease/contract must also submit proof (i.e., lease signed by the landlord and/or deed) of residency at his/her current address for the previous 12 months.

q. Postmarked mail addressed to a student at a New York address more than 12 months immediately preceding the first day of classes (a P.O. Box is not acceptable).

In addition to the items indicated above, the college may, at its discretion, consider additional documentation from a student if it believes that an accurate residency determination may be rendered through the additional documentation.


   
   
 


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Undergraduate Admissions

Office Hours:
 

Monday, Thursday, Friday 9 am-5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:30 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday 9 am - 6:00 pm

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Phone: 718-997-5600
Fax: 718-997-5617

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Friday: 9:30 am-12:00 pm
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