State University of New York Residency, Establish of for Tuition Purposes policy was adopted July 9, 2018.
Persons who have been physically present in New York for more than twelve months but maintained a permanent or principled residence outside of New York, or intend to leave New York upon termination of their studies, will not be eligible for in-state tuition rate. An unemancipated student's domicile is that of the parent or legal guardian. Any student claiming emancipation to establish a domicile in New York must submit evidence of financial independence from parental or legal guardian support, and of the establishment of a domicile in New York State. Evidence of emancipation must include the establishment of financial independence. Factors relevant to financial independence include, but are not limited to, employment on a full- or part-time basis, sources and extent of other income, place of residence during summer and school vacations, parental claim of the student as a dependent exemption on federal and state income tax return, independent filing by student of federal or state income tax returns, etc.
If a student has not been entirely self-supporting during the previous twelve months, a completed Parent's Affidavit will be required from the parent(s) or legal guardian(s) to document the amount and level of support provided. Students on non-immigrant alien visa types A3, B1, B2, C1, C2, C3, D1, F1, F2, H2, H3, J1, J2, K1, K2, M1, M2, O1, O2, O3, P1, P2, P3, P4, Q or R are probably not eligible to be considered New York state residents, regardless of their length of stay. Students who are holders of A1, A2, E1, E2, H1, H4 and all G, I and L visas are probably eligible to be considered as New York state residents if domiciled in New York state; however, an Application for New York Residency Status for Tuition Billing Purposes must be filed by the student and reviewed by the Student Accounts Office. Any student who fails to complete and return this form in order to confirm New York residency status after enrollment will automatically be charged the out-of-state tuition rate.
The Student Accounts Office processes all residency applications for tuition billing purposes.
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