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Community Colleges in the State of New York were intended to permit students who are New York State residents to pay lower tuition than out-of-state residents. Each community college has a local sponsor, generally a county, whose mandate is to provide for a share of the costs allocable to resident students. In the case of a student who is a resident of the State but is not a resident of the local sponsor jurisdiction, a mechanism is provided to permit the reimbursement of such costs to the community college by the student's county of residence. That mechanism is the Certificate of Residence (COR) .

The COR is a specific-use document and may only be used for the above-mentioned purpose. It will not be issued for any other purpose. Most questions pertaining to the COR can be answered by clicking on the "Frequently Asked Questions" link below. Also provided is a list of participating colleges in New York State which utililze the COR.

Download the application form by clicking on the link below. Attached to the form is an instruction sheet titled "Guidelines for Nassau County Certificate of Residence", this will provide the information needed to obtain a COR.