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Will I be considered in-state?

saitama123saitama123 Registered User Posts: 28 Junior Member
Hi. I'll be immigrating to NY from Bangladesh on January 18. Will I be considered in-state for Fall 2019 applications?

Also, what financial documents will I need? Will I need my fathers Bangladeshi tax returns?

Thanks.

Replies to: Will I be considered in-state?

  • sybbie719sybbie719 Super Moderator Posts: 22,077 Super Moderator
    No, you will not. You must have a minimum 12 months of residency in order to get in-state tuition.

    Are you a us citizen or permanent resident? If no, then you will not be eligible for any federal aid, state aid or the excelsior scholarships

    If your parents are not physically living in NYS, you will not be eligible for TAP or the excelsior scholarship
  • saitama123saitama123 Registered User Posts: 28 Junior Member
    edited January 12
    12 months residency until what? College application deadline?

    We'll be permanent residents and my parents will be physically living in the US.

    And what about the tax papers? If he starts working after going there, will that one do or will he need the one from here?
  • thumper1thumper1 Registered User Posts: 70,462 Senior Member
    edited January 12
    Most states REQUIRE 12 months residency IN the state to establish instate residency prior to starting college in that state. Some states require two years.

    So...if your parents move here with you in January 2018, it’s possible you will have instate status...IF you are a green card holder. Are you?

    Still...check the state to which you plan to establish residency for tuition purposes...the requirements will clearly be listed.
  • sybbie719sybbie719 Super Moderator Posts: 22,077 Super Moderator
    edited January 12
    You must live in NYS for at least 12 months before the first day of class. In order to get NYS aid, your parents must physically live in NYS.

    PART I – ELIGIBILITY FOR THE RESIDENCY TUITION RATE
    A. QUALIFYING FOR THE RESIDENT TUITION RATE BASED ON RESIDENCE IN THE STATE/CITY OF NEW YORK
    Senior Colleges In general, to qualify for the resident tuition rate at a senior college based on residence in the State of New York, a student must:

    Be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or in a qualifying immigration status (see section below regarding qualifying immigration statuses); AND

    Have continuously maintained his/her principal place of abode in the State of New York for a period of at least twelve (12) consecutive months immediately preceding the first day of classes; AND
    Have a bona fide intention of living in New York permanently.


    Community Colleges In general, to qualify for the resident tuition rate at a community college based on residence in the State of New York, a student must:

    Be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or in a qualifying immigration status (see section below regarding qualifying immigration statuses); AND

    Have continuously maintained his/her principal place of abode in the State of New York for a period of at least twelve (12) consecutive months immediately preceding the first day of classes AND
    Either (1) have continuously maintained his/her principal place of abode in New York City for at least the last six months immediately preceding the first day of classes OR (2) if the student is a resident of a New York State county outside of New York City, obtain and present a valid certificate of residence to the CUNY community college from his/her home county; AND
    Have a bona fide intention of living in New York permanently.

    RULES RELATING TO ESTABLISHING RESIDENCE IN NEW YORK.

    Generally, a dependent student’s state of residency is considered the same as that of his or her custodial parent(s) or legal guardian(s).

    The legal residence of a dependent student whose parents are divorced, separated, or otherwise living apart will be considered New York State if the student resides for 12 months with the parent who is a New York State resident.

    To be designated a New York State resident, a student whose parent(s) or legal guardian(s) reside out-of-state must present evidence that he or she meets CUNY’s residency requirements set forth in above, AND EITHER

    (a) that he/she is financially independent from his/her parents. Factors taken into account in determining financial independence include, but are not limited to: whether the student is taken as a dependent on parents’ federal and state income tax returns; whether the student is employed and the amount the student earned relative to expenses; the extent of financial support received by the student from parents or guardians; and other sources of student income OR

    (b) that he/she, despite being dependent on out-of-state parents(s) or legal guardian(s), has changed his/her domicile, i.e. the place that he/she has a bona fide intention of living permanently, to New York State. Such a showing must be made by clear and convincing evidence. Students who claim that New York is their domicile are expected to have a New York State driver’s license or New York State issued identification card dated a minimum of twelve (12) months prior to the start of the semester. In addition, a student is expected to submit documentary evidence indicating he/she has changed his/her domicile to New York, such as the following:

    1. evidence that the student has filed a New York State resident income tax return for the previous calendar year;
    2. evidence that the student resided in the State of New York for a significant period of time for other-than-educational purposes prior to attending CUNY;
    3. evidence that the student resides in property owned by the student or his/her parent(s) or legal guardian(s) in the State of New York;
    4. evidence showing that the student uses his/her New York address as his/her sole address of record for all purposes including on health and auto insurance records, bank accounts, tax records, loan and scholarship records, school records, military records, leases and similar kinds of documents.

    http://www2.cuny.edu/about/administration/offices/legal-affairs/university-tuition-fee-manual/iv-residency/#tab-f3c11d74-9448-4
    Post edited by sybbie719 on
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