Certificate of Residence
The Certificate of Residence proves you are a New York state resident. This is required to qualify for reduced in-state tuition.
In order to qualify, you must prove you have lived in New York state for 12 months prior to registration and in the same county for at least six months. If you lived in more than one county in the past six months, you will need certificates from each county.
If you are a dependent student, you must apply in the county in which your parents reside. You must apply for the certificate of residence between the period 60 days before classes begin and 30 days after the first day of class. For example, in the Winter 2024 semester this means you would apply to your county for your Certificate between October 23, 2023 and January 19, 2024. However it is in your best interest to provide the certificate BEFORE classes start. If we do not receive your certificate of residence, you will be responsible for paying the non-resident portion of your tuition. Certificates of Residency must be renewed annually.
Fill out the application for your home county.
Have your application signature notarized by a New York State notary public. There is a notary public available on campus in the Enrollment Services Center, room 101.
Follow your county's specific instructions and either mail, deliver, or fax the application with required proof of residence to your county.
Your county's treasurer will issue a Certificate of Residence. Send or bring the original certificate to the Enrollment Services Center, room 101.
Certificate of Residence by County/Borough
Please select your county link below for your Certificate of Residence application and instructions. You may need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to view PDF format documents.
- Chautauqua (search on 'certificate of residence')