Certificate of Residence

All students are initially charged out-of-state tuition when they register for classes with TC3. The Certificate of Residence proves you are a New York state resident and is required to qualify for reduced in-state tuition to be paid out by your home county.

To qualify

In order to qualify, you must prove you have lived in New York state for 12 months prior to registration and in the county you are applying to 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.

Application guidelines

If you are a dependent student, you must apply in the county in which your parents reside. You can apply for the certificate of residence between the period two months prior to their Registration date and 30 days after the first day of class. 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 out of pocket. Certificates of Residency must be renewed annually.

To apply

Find your county on the list to the right and click through to their individual application process.

Follow your county's specific instructions and either mail, deliver, or fax the application with required proof of residence to your county. We do not process applications here at TC3. Applications will be returned to students by mail.

Your county's Treasurer or Finance Department will issue you the Certificate of Residence.

Student walking past the Enrollment Services Center

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 to view PDF format documents.

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