Definition of Residency

A resident student is one who has had her/his principal place of abode in the State of New York for a period of at least 12 consecutive months immediately preceding the first day of classes for the semester for which the residency determination is made and who states his or her intention permanently to live and maintain his or her principal place of abode in New York State.

A person who is not a U.S. citizen but meets the residency requirements stated above must provide proof of his/her current immigration status.