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Undocumented Aliens

Attention Undocumented Aliens (Students Without Lawful Immigration Status)

Undocumented Aliens who have been New York State residents for a period of at least one year, starting with the Fall 2014 Semester, 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
  • Are currently attending a CUNY or SUNY institution within five years of having received the New York State high school diploma
  • 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
  • Are currently attending a CUNY or SUNY institution within five years of having received the GED.

Undocumented aliens (students without lawful immigration status) who reside in NYC and wish to apply for the in-state tuition must file an application and 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.

Undocumented aliens who reside in NY state counties (other than the five boroughs of NYC) must obtain a county certificate from their home county to be eligible for the in-state tuition rate.

Applications for new degree or re-admitted students should be completed in the Admission's Office, or the Registration Center for non-degree students, at the time of admissions to the College.

Applications and affidavits for continuing students, who wish to change their status, are available on this site and in the Office of the Bursar, 333 7th Avenue, 15th Floor.

New York State residents who do not live in New York City (any of the five boroughs) must obtain a County certificate from the County in which they reside in order to be eligible for the resident rate.

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

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