Certificates of Residency
If you are a resident of New York State, but not of Sullivan County, you must provide a Certificate of Residence from your home county every fall in order to receive the in-state tuition rate at SUNY Sullivan.
NYS Residency Requirements
To qualify for the resident tuition fee, a student is required by law (NYS Education Law, Section 6305) to present once each academic year, a residency certificate indicating that he or she has been a legal resident of the State of New York for one year, and of a county for six months. The certificate of residency obtained from your home county is the only proof of residence that qualifies for resident or in-state tuition.
New York State counties will issue certificates up to 60 calendar days prior to the start of the semester and until 30 calendar days into the semester. Counties are permitted by law to refuse applications after the 30th day of the semester. Many counties adhere to this deadline with NO EXCEPTIONS. The Certificate of Residency must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, faxed to 845-434-0014, or mailed to / hand delivered to SUNY Sullivan's One Stop Center as soon as possible.
Other NY County Residents
Select the name of your county for more information. If your home county is not listed, please search the web for "Certificates of Residency" and your county name. Most counties provide instructions and applications on their websites. If you cannot locate your county's website, select the line titled “All Other New York Counties” for a generic application and instructions.