Supporting Documents

You must submit one from the list below to prove one (1) year of New York City residency.

Lease, deed or rent registration form (used for rent stabilized apartments) signed by the landlord, which is either a public or private agency, and the student or parent of the student with the same surname. (Dates must cover the year in question).

OR
Copies of the current Federal (1040) and State of New York (IT-201) tax returns and the corresponding W-2 form. Responses to Federal form 4506 and New York State form 4506 requesting Federal and State tax information is acceptable if the Federal and State governments acknowledge that the party in question has in fact filed a tax return form the address noted.

OR
Budget/Benefit letter from New York City Public Assistance with the student's New York address covering the 12-month period immediately preceding the first day of classes and including the student's name.

OR
Benefits letter from Social Security with the student's New York address covering the 12-month period immediately preceding the first day of semester and including the student's names (only for students receiving Social Security benefits).

OR two (2) of the following documentation must prove that the student has lived in New York State since August 2011 and has lived in New York City for six months immediately preceding the first day of classes.

In addition to the items indicated above, the College may at its discretion request additional documentation from a student, if it believes that an accurate residency determination may be rendered through additional documentation.

STUDENT UNDER THE AGE OF 24

Generally, students under the age of 24 who are dependent on out-of-state parents are considered residents of the parents’ state. Students under the age 24 who claim to be independent must document financial independence from their parents. Students over the age of 24 are considered independent and do not have to document financial independence.

 

BACK

Ask the Panther
  • BMCC logo
The City University of New York

Borough of Manhattan Community College
The City University of New York
199 Chambers Street, New York, NY 10007
212-220-8000 | Directory

Text Only Version|Make this web site talk|Suggestions