All documents must include: the name, address and dates demonstrating residency for the past twelve months in New York State as well as the required six months in Nassau County.
Submit at least ONE of these documents
- New York State Driver’s license or New York State non-driver’s ID card
- New York automobile registration or New York Voter ID Card
- Selective Service Card
- High School Report Card or Official Transcript
- New York State income tax return (front page only)
- OR -
Submit at lease TWO of these documents
- A copy of telephone bill or any utility bill
- Homeowner’s or renter’s insurance policy
- Letters received from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (Letters noting
an attorney’s address or written by an attorney CANNOT be accepted.) or Work Authorization
Card with the Notice of Action letter from USCIS
- New York State Marriage Certificate
- Copies of pay stubs or a letter from employer on company’s letterhead which show the
name of the student or parent and their address on file for the period of employment
- Letter on a program’s letterhead from a school or program student has attended or
is currently attending to earn their GED, indicating attendance in the program for
- Lease, deed, rent receipt, or, if not available, a letter from a landlord on that
landlord’s letterhead indicating date of tenancy and rent paid WITH at least one more
supporting document listed here to prove residency
If you are a resident of NY State, you could be eligible to pay the same tuition rate
as Nassau County residents!
In accordance with New York State Education Law, Section 6301 a student from a New
York county other than Nassau is required to obtain a Certificate of Residence from
their county of legal residence by the 30th day of the semester (check applicable
deadlines for mini and/or summer sessions) or they will be charged as a non-resident.
Certificates are valid for 12 months from the date of issue, except for Suffolk County
which is valid only for the school year for which it is issued. A new Certificate
must be submitted each year.
To secure the required certificate, follow the procedures below:
Contact the Treasurer’s Office or Chief Fiscal Officer of your home county to inquire
about the acceptable forms of proof you will need to provide to prove your residency.
County Treasurer Information.
Your home county will issue you a Certificate of Residence. *The certificate must
be submitted to Student Financial Affairs or the Bursar’s Office at NCC, located in
the Student Services Center, lower level of the Administrative Tower.
*During campus closure, please email the certificate to Bursar@ncc.edu.