Certificate of Residence

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 reason. 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 utilize the COR.

Application Form & Guidelines

Click HERE to start the COR application process by registering your name and address and creating an account in our system.  Once your account is set up you will be able to quickly and easily apply for your COR online.  When your COR becomes expired or is no longer valid, simply log back into your account to reapply for your new COR.