CERTIFICATE OF RESIDENCE APPLICATIONS / AFFIDAVITS NO LONGER NEED TO BE NOTARIZED
SUNY has ruled as of January 1st, 2024, Certificate of Residence Applications no longer need to be notarized. However, you still must sign the affidavit hereby swearing under penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of New York that all the information provided on the form is true and accurate to the best of your knowledge.
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.