Most administrative matters pertaining to residency and tuition are handled by the Registrar's Office at The Graduate Center. Please refer to the website for the Registrar's Office for all official GC policies, and for updates on University-wide forms and procedures.

If you still have questions after reviewing the information below, please contact the APO of Academic Support and Student Progress at


Please see the headings below for forms, requirements, and procedures related to New York State residency:

The Graduate Center Bulletin: New York State Residency (p. 36)

For the purposes of determining tuition charges, a student is considered a resident of the state of New York if he or she has his or her 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 with respect to which the residency determination is made, states an intention to permanently live and maintain a principal place of abode in New York State, and is not in the United States on any temporary visa. International students cannot qualify for resident tuition because the U.S. government requires an international student to maintain a permanent home overseas to which he or she intends to return.