Westchester County residents may obtain a College Certificate of Residence to reduce tuition costs while attending a two-year SUNY/CUNY college outside of Westchester County if they meet the residency requirements.
Residency Requirements: One (1) Year in New York State and Six (6) months immediately preceding the semester of study in Westchester County.
Students have a period of 90 days – 60 days prior to the start of the semester and 30 days after the semester starts to obtain the certificate and return it to the respective school.
Once issued the certificate is valid for one (1) year and is valid for only one school. If you are taking courses at more than one school, a certificate is required for each school you are attending.
College Certificate of Residence packet
Follow the steps below to ensure smooth processing of your certificate:
Westchester County Finance Department
148 Martine Ave., Room 728/Cert
College Certificates of Residence
White Plains, New York 10601
Fax to (914) 995-3230