Residency Requirements

If you are a resident of New York State, but not of Ulster 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 Ulster. 

For additional information regarding primary legal residence requirements, click  here.

To obtain a Certificate of Residence, download, complete, sign and notarize this application, and then send it to the Chief Fiscal Officer of your home county.  (Find your county's address here

(Note: The above application is good for residents of all New York state counties, except residents of New York City (all five boroughs), Cayuga, Delaware, Dutchess, Nassau, Orange, Saratoga, Steuben, Suffolk, Sullivan, Washington and Westchester counties.) 

If you live in the five boroughs of New York City, Delaware, Dutchess, Nassau, Orange, Saratoga Steuben, Suffolk, Sullivan or Westchester Counties, download and print the application, with instructions for completing it, below.


Cayuga County

Delaware County

Dutchess County 

Erie County

Greene County

Madison County

Nassau County

New York City (All five boroughs)

Onondaga County

Orange County

Rockland County

Saratoga County

Schenectady County

Steuben County

Suffolk County

Sullivan County

Washington County

Westchester County

All Other Counties


Once the application is filled out, signed, and notarized, you will have to send it to the Chief Fiscal Officer of your home county, usually the County Treasurer to get a Certificate of Residence.

Once you receive the Certificate of Residence from your County Treasurer, please mail, fax, or email to: 

SUNY Ulster 
Attention:  Student Accounts Office
P.O. Box 557
Stone Ridge, NY  12484

Fax:  845-687-5294


For more information:

Student Accounts
VAN 204
1-800-724-0833, extension 5099





Immigrants are grouped in categories depending on the type of visa presented at the port of entry. Immigrant Aliens must have an Alien Identification card (“green card”) and be able to establish NYS and county residency to be eligible for resident tuition rates. These students must follow the residency requirements listed above. Non-immigrants admitted to the United States in categories that prohibit them from establishing a United States residence are not eligible for resident tuition (for example, F1 Visa holders)


However, some undocumented aliens may be eligible for the resident tuition rate if any of the following applies:


  • Attended a New York State high school for two or more years, graduated, and applied to attend a SUNY institution within five years of receiving a New York State diploma; or

  • Attended an approved New York State program for a General Equivalency Diploma (GED or TASC) exam preparation, received a GED or TASC diploma and applied for admission within five years of receiving the GED or TASC; and

  • You submit to the campus a notarized affidavit stating that you will file an application to legalize your immigration status as soon as you are eligible to do so.

 At SUNY Ulster, the Enrollment and Success Center can provide you with samples of the affidavits.






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