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Determining Eligibility for New York State Residency

In order to be eligible for New York State tuition, students must be able to provide proof of their residency in New York State. As stated by the State University of New York, there are certain requirements that must be met in order to be eligible for New York State tuition.

Eligibility Basics

  1. Generally, individuals who have maintained their domiciles in New York for a period of less than twelve months prior to the end of registration are presumed to be out-of-state residents and are not eligible for the resident tuition rate.
  2. Individuals who are financially dependent and whose custodial parent(s) lives in a state other than New York are generally not eligible for the resident tuition rate.
  3. Individuals do not meet the twelve month residency requirement if domiciled in New York State primarily to attend college.
  4. Dependent students of divorced or legally separated parents may acquire a New York State domicile if the custodial parent is a New York State resident or if the student resides with a non-custodial parent who is a New York State resident and the student intends to continue to reside with that parent throughout their attendance at SUNY.

To determine a student’s domicile

  1. A person may have multiple residences but only one domicile.
  2. A person retains a domicile until it is abandoned.
  3. A person does not acquire a New York State domicile only by being physically present in New York for the sole purpose of attending a New York State college or University.

How to apply for New York State Residency Status for Tuition Billing Purposes

Download the Application Form and mail the application along with the supporting documentation, before the beginning of the semester for which you plan to attend, to:

Registrar’s Office
SUNY Canton
34 Cornell Dr
Canton, NY 13617

Visit the following for additional information:

Registrar's Office
Miller Campus Center - 1st Floor
34 Cornell Drive
Canton, NY 13617
Phone: 315-386-7042
Fax: 315-379-3819
registrar@canton.edu

Office Hours:
Monday-Thursday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm