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Undocumented Students

(and other non-residents)

Non-resident students, including undocumented students, are eligible for resident tuition if they meet the following requirements:

  • attended an approved New York high school for two or more years, and
  • graduated from an approved New York high school, and
  • applied for admission to the University within five years of having received the New York State high school diploma 

OR

  • attended an approved New York State program for General Equivalency Diploma (GED) exam preparation and
  • received a General Equivalency Diploma issued within New York State, and
  • applied for admission to the University within five years of having received the GED.

Undocumented students applying for New York Residency must file the application and the notarized affidavit stating that he or she has filed an application to legalize their immigration status, or will file such an application as soon as they are eligible to do so.

Students who do not live in the five boroughs of New York City must also apply for a county certificate of residence from the county in which they reside.

Please refer to the County Certificate section for information and the application. 

» Undocumented Student Application / Affidavit (.pdf)

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