To be eligible for resident tuition, the student or his/her parent must show proof of one year of legal residence in New York State & six months in the County of Nassau. If the student is under 21 years of age, all documents will be from the custodial PARENT (either mother or father).
Parent must show proof that the student is their child and/or dependent, such as, a birth certificate, tax return, or court guardianship documents.
You must provide original documentation to satisfy both State and County residency requirements. The College reserves the right to request further documentation prior to granting residency.
A STUDENT DOES NOT ACQUIRE a New York State domicile (legal residence) simply by being physically present in New York State for a period of 12 months or for the sole purpose of attending a New York State college or university.
If your principle permanent home has not been in New York State for a 12-month period immediately prior to the start date of the semester, you will be considered an out-of-state student for tuition purposes.
The legal residence of unmarried students under 21 is deemed to be that of their parents.