Students walking through the Queens College campus.
Students walking through the Queens College campus.

Why your Tuition Rate Matters?

When planning for or already attending college, it is essential to consider the cost of tuition and fees. At Queens College, students are charged different tuition rates depending on their New York State Residency status. For more information on the tuition and fees at Queens College, please visit the Bursar’s website and refer to the table below.

Undergraduate students receiving the New York State Resident Tuition Rate will be charged the following tuition and fees:

  • Full-time tuition (Enrolled in 12 or more credits): $3,465 per semester
  • Part-time tuition (Enrolled in less than 12 credits): $305 per credit
  • Full-time fees (Enrolled in 12 or more credits): $303.85 per semester
  • Part-time fees (Enrolled in less than 12 credits): $208.85 per semester

Graduate students receiving the New York State Resident Tuition Rate will be charged the following tuition and fees:

  • Full-time tuition (Enrolled in 12 or more credits): $5,545 per semester
  • Part-time tuition (Enrolled in less than 12 credits): $470 per credit
  • Full-time fees (Enrolled in 12 or more credits): $260.85 per semester
  • Part-time fees (Enrolled in less than 12 credits): $198.35 per semester

*The tuition and fees outlined in this table do not include information about non-degree students, students enrolled in online programs, or students enrolled in summer or winter programs. Students should visit the Bursar’s website for more information regarding these matters.

Undergraduate students receiving the New York State Resident Tuition Rate will be charged the following tuition and fees:

  • Full-time tuition (Enrolled in 12 or more credits): $620 per credit
  • Part-time tuition (Enrolled in less than 12 credits): $620 per credit
  • Full-time fees (Enrolled in 12 or more credits): $303.85 per semester
  • Part-time fees (Enrolled in less than 12 credits): $208.85 per semester

Graduate students receiving the New York State Resident Tuition Rate will be charged the following tuition and fees:

  • Full-time tuition (Enrolled in 12 or more credits): $855 per credit
  • Part-time tuition (Enrolled in less than 12 credits): $855 per credit
  • Full-time fees (Enrolled in 12 or more credits): $260.85 per semester
  • Part-time fees (Enrolled in less than 12 credits): $198.35 per semester

*The tuition and fees outlined in this table do not include information about non-degree students, students enrolled in online programs, or students enrolled in summer or winter programs. Students should visit the Bursar’s website for more information regarding these matters.

General Resident Tuition Rate Eligibility Information

Contrary to belief, many immigrant students are eligible for the New York State Resident Tuition Rate. To be eligible for the Resident Tuition Rate or the most affordable tuition rate at Queens College, students must meet the City University of New York (CUNY) residency requirements. In brief, students must meet the following criteria to be eligible:

    1. Immigration Status Requirements: Students must be United States Citizens or have a Qualifying Immigration Status.
    2. Residency Requirements: Students must have continuously resided in New York for the twelve months preceding the first day of classes for the pertinent semester.
    3. Intent Requirements: Students must intend to reside in New York permanently.

For more information on qualifying immigration statuses and the required documents, students should refer to the section below labeled “Resident Tuition Eligibility Rate Information for Immigrant Students.”

NOTE: Undocumented students may be eligible for the Resident Tuition Rate if they attended a NYS High School for two or more years. For more information, undocumented students should refer to the section labeled “Resident Tuition Rate Information for Undocumented Students.”

Once individuals are ready to apply for the New York State Resident Tuition Rate, students should refer to the section below labeled “Applying for the Resident Tuition Rate.”

Office Information

Queens College
65-30 Kissena Boulevard
Flushing, New York 11367
Office: King Hall, Room 213
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Contact Information

Phone: 718-997-3990
Email: ImmigrantSupport@qc.cuny.edu 

Staff Information

Jennifer L. Jarvis
Vice President
Student Affairs & Enrollment Management

Ethan Jenkins
Program Coordinator

Javette Smallwood
TheDream.US Liaison 

Kazi Hossain
Administrative Intern

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If students are interested in receiving up-to-date information on services, resources, scholarships, and support available to the immigrant community, please click here and join the Queens College Immigrant Student Support Initiative email list.

Joining the Queens College Immigrant Student Support Initiative email list ensures that students quickly receive information that will enhance their academic journey at Queens College!

Schedule an Appointment!

Update: Appointment services are currently unavailable. 

Current Queens College students may schedule in-person or virtual appointments with the Immigrant Student Support Initiative by logging into Navigate. The Navigate login page is available here. After logging into Navigate, students must select “Student Affairs” as the care unit. The tag “Immigrant Support” is on our available services.

Prospective Queens College students may schedule in-person or virtual appointments via Calendly by clicking here.

If students are unavailable during the provided times, they may contact us and arrange a different meeting time.

Resident Tuition Rate Eligibility Information for Immigrant Students

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for the New York State Resident Tuition Rate or the most affordable tuition rate at Queens College, students must meet the City University of New York (CUNY) residency requirements outlined below and possess the required documents.

  1. Citizenship & Immigration Status Qualifications: You either are a United States citizen or have one of the qualifying immigration statuses below:
    • Qualifying Status #1: You are a Permanent Resident or Green Card holder.
    • Qualifying Status #2: You have a certain non-immigrant status and possess one of the following visa statuses below:
      • A-Visa, E-Visa, G-Visa, H-1B Visa, H-1C Visa, H-4 Visa, I-Visa, K-Visa, L-Visa, N-Visa, O-Visa, R-Visa, S-Visa, T-Visa, U-Visa, and V-Visa.
    • Qualifying Status #3: You have been admitted as a refugee, granted asylum, or granted a withholding of deportation or removal.
    • Qualifying Status #4: You have an Adjustment of Status Application (USCIS Form I-485) pending.
    • Qualifying Status #5: You have applied or been granted a Temporary Protected Status (TPS).
    • Qualifying Status #6: You have been granted a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status or a Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) status.
    • Qualifying Status #7: You are a “Late Amnesty” applicant who applied for immigration benefits under the 1986 Amnesty Laws but was unable to complete an adjustment of status.
    • Qualifying Status #8: You applied for permanent residency under the Nicaraguan and Central American Relief Act (NACARA).
    • Qualifying Status #9: You are a Cuban national or citizen, a spouse of, or a child of, and you obtained haven in the United States and applied for permanent residency.
    • Qualifying Status #10: You have been admitted into the United States with a parole status for humanitarian or other reasons.
    • Qualifying Status #11: You have applied for asylum and have been granted Employment Authorization by the United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS).

If you have one of the qualifying immigration statuses above, please refer to the table below and review the required documentation to verify your immigration status.

Required Documentation for Each Qualifying Immigration Status

One of the following documents will verify your Permanent Resident or Green Holder status:

  • Your Permanent Resident Card (Form I-151 or Form I-551) (Expired cards may be accepted), or
  • Your unexpired Conditional Permanent Resident Card: Form I-551 with a two (2) year expiration date, or
  • Your receipt for USCIS Form I-751: Petition to Remove the Conditions on Residence, or
  • Your receipt for USCIS Form I-698: Application to Adjust Status from temporary to Permanent Resident, or
  • Your I-551 Stamp in Passport indicating evidence of lawful permanent residence (Expired stamps may be accepted), or
  • A copy of USCIS Form I-90: Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card, along with a U.S. Postal Service return receipt or with a cancelled check or money order.
The following documents will verify your visa status:

  • Your I-94 Arrival/Departure record with either the notation outlining the Duration of Status (D/S) or an expiration date not yet reach.
One of the following documents will verify your Refugee, Asylee, or other immigration status:

  • A copy of your decision from USCIS or the immigration judge granting Asylum or Withholding of Deportation or Removal, or
  • Your Refugee Travel Document, or
  • Your I-94 Arrival/Departure Record with an Employment Authorization Stamp and the notation “Asylum Granted” or “Refugee Granted”, or
  • Your Employment Authorization Document, or work permit (Form I-766) with the following codes: A(3) for Refugee, A(5) for Asylee, or A(10) for Withholding of Deportation or Removal.
One of the following documents will verify your pending Adjustment of Status:

  • Your USCIS Receipt Notice for the Adjustment of Status Application (Form I-797C) indicating that the receipt if for a Form I-485 Adjustment of Status Application, or
  • Your USCIS Receipt Notice indicating that the fee for the adjustment application has been received. This receipt usually lists the application type (in this case, Form I-485), name of the applicant, alien number (“A” number) and the amount paid, or
  • Your Employment Authorization Card (Form I-766) with the code C(9) or C(24).
One of the following documents will verify your Temporary Protected Status (TPS):

  • Your USCIS Receipt of your application for TPS (Form I-821), or
  • Your USCIS letter granting you TPS, or
  • Your Employment Authorization Document (Form I-766) with the codes A(12) or C(19).
One of the following documents will verify your DACA or DED status:

  • Your Form I-797 granting your DACA or DED status, or
  • Your unexpired Employment Authorization Document (Form I-766) with the code C(14) for Deferred Action status, or
  • Your unexpired Employment Authorization Document (Form I-766) with the code C(11) for Deferred Enforced Departure/extended voluntary departure status, or
  • Your unexpired Employment Authorization Document (Form I-766) with the code C(33) for DACA recipients.
One of the following documents will verify your “Late Amnesty” status:

  • Your unexpired Employment Authorization Document (Form I-766) with the code C(24).
One of the following documents will verify your immigration status under NACARA:

  • Your unexpired Employment Authorization Document (Form I-766) with the code C(10), or
  • Your USCIS Receipt for Form I-881.
One of the following documents will verify your Cuban Parolee status:

One of the following documents will verify your parolee status:

One of the following documents will verify your asylum pending application and your employment authorization:

  • Your unexpired Employment Authorization Document (Form I-766) with the code C(8).

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2. Residency Qualifications: You have continuously lived in the State of New York for a period of twelve (12) months preceding the first day of classes.

To verify your New York State residency status, students must complete the Queens College Residency Form. For a copy of the residency form, please click the button below.

In addition to the Queens College Residency Form, you must submit documentation to verify your New York residency status. Students must submit two of the items listed below. All documents must include the student’s name and address and be dated twelve (12) months preceding the first day of classes. Please click the toggle below to see the eligible documentation.

New York State Residency - Click Here for Required Documents
  • A lease, deed, or rent registration form (used for rent-stabilized apartments) signed by the landlord and the student or the parent of the student with the same surname.
  • A letter showing eligibility or disbursement of Social Security or New York City Public Assistance with the student’s name and address.
  • Copies of a student’s most recent Federal and New York State tax return and the corresponding W-2 forms.
  • A New York State driver’s license or non-driver’s license with the student’s name and address that was issued twelve (12) months before the first day of classes.
  • An IDNYC New York City municipal identification card with the student’s name and address that was issued twelve (12) months before the first day of classes.
  • A homeowner’s or renter’s insurance policy with the student’s name listed as insured.
  • An automobile registration with the student’s name listed.
  • A voter registration certificate or card with the student’s name.
  • Any bills for telephone, utilities, cable TV, or other home services with the student’s name and address that were issued twelve (12) months before the first day of classes.
  • Copies of monthly bank or credit card statements with the student’s name and address that were issued twelve (12) months before the first day of classes.
  • A housing lease signed by the landlord and the student’s name. If the student’s name is not listed on the document, they may submit an Alternate Lease Statement, which 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 of residency at their current address dated twelve (12) months before the first date of classes.
  • A postmarked piece of mail with the student’s name and address that was issued twelve (12) months before the first day of classes.

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3. Intent Qualifications: You intend to live in New York State permanently.

Verifying a student’s intent to permanently reside in New York is difficult. Thus, no supporting documentation is required to verify a student’s intentions.

Resident Tuition Rate Eligibility Information for Undocumented Students

Eligibility Requirements

According to New York State (NYS) Education Law and Part 1-B of the CUNY Residency Requirements, undocumented (including asylum-pending) students who are not residents of New York qualify for the NYS Resident Tuition Rate if they meet education-related qualifications and complete additional requirements. To be eligible for the New York State (NYS) Resident Tuition Rate, undocumented students must meet and complete the required criteria:

  1. Education Qualifications: You possess one of the following education experiences:
    • You attended an approved NYS high school for two or more years, graduated, and applied to attend a City University of New York (CUNY) institution within five years of receiving a NYS diploma.
    • You attended an approved NYS Program for NYS high school equivalency diploma (GED) exam preparation, received a high school equivalency diploma or GED issued within New York State and applied to attend a City University of New York (CUNY) institution within five years of receiving the NYS high school equivalency diploma or GED.
  • NOTE: A student who has already been admitted to and is attending a City University of New York (CUNY) institution, who subsequently receives their NYS High School Equivalency Diploma or GED, does not qualify for the resident tuition rate eligibility stated above. CUNY does not recognize a NYS High School Equivalency Diploma or GED from any student who has already received a high school diploma or its equivalent from elsewhere.

For more information on how to receive a New York State (NYS) high school equivalency diploma or GED, please click here. If individuals have any questions or concerns about the NYS high school equivalency diploma or GED, they may contact our office at 718-997-3990 and ImmigrantSupport@qc.cuny.edu.

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2. Intent to Legalize Your Immigration Status Qualifications: Students who meet the education qualifications above and who are undocumented (or asylum-pending) must file a notarized affidavit with the City University of New York (CUNY) stating they have either filed an application to legalize their immigration status or will file such an application as soon as they are eligible to do so.

For a copy of the Queens College Affidavit of Intent to Legalize Immigration Status Form, please click the button below.

If individuals have any questions or concerns about the Queens College Affidavit of Intent to Legalize Immigration Status Form or need assistance with completing the form, they may contact our office at 718-997-3990 and ImmigrantSupport@qc.cuny.edu for support.

Applying for the Resident Tuition Rate

After reviewing this guide, if undergraduate students are eligible for the NYS Resident Tuition Rate and would like to apply, they need to contact the Queens College Undergraduate Admissions Office. Students must submit the documentation outlined under the section applicable to their situation via email at Admissions@qc.cuny.edu. 

Graduate students eligible for the NYS Resident Tuition Rate who would like to apply should contact the Queens College Graduate Admissions Office. Students must submit the documentation outlined under the section applicable to their situation via email at Grad@qc.cuny.edu. 

Have Questions? Need Help? Contact Us!

Update: The Immigrant Student Support Initiative is undergoing a transition, and services are currently unavailable. In the meantime, undergraduate students are encouraged to contact the Queens College Undergraduate Admissions Office for support at 718-997-5600 and Admissions@qc.cuny.edu. Graduate students should contact the Queens College Graduate Admissions Office at 718-997-5200 and Grad@qc.cuny.edu. Thank you for your continued patience and understanding. 

After reviewing this guide, if students have questions or concerns about their eligibility for the NYS Resident Tuition Rate or would like assistance in applying for the NYS Resident Tuition rate, we invite them to connect with our office. Current Queens College students can make an appointment with the Immigrant Student Support Initiative by clicking the button below and logging into Navigate. After logging into Navigate, students must select Student Affairs. Then, students must select the service labeled Immigrant Support: In-State Residency Review.

If prospective Queens College students and their families are interested in learning more about the NYS Resident Tuition Rate, they may make an appointment with the Immigrant Student Support Initiative by clicking the button below.

If students are unavailable during the provided times, they may contact us and arrange a different meeting time. Lastly, if individuals have any questions or concerns about financial aid, they may also contact our office at 718-997-3990 and ImmigrantSupport@qc.cuny.edu.