Certificate of Residence Information
In order to qualify for resident tuition rates, you must have a valid Certificate of Residence
on file with the Hudson Valley Community College Cashier's Office.
If you are a Veteran attending Hudson Valley Community College in accordance with the federal GI bills and in compliance with
all applicable eligibility requirements thereof and you are not eligible to obtain a Certificate of Residence, you should contact the
Cashier's Office to have the non-resident tuition charge removed from your account.
Why do I need it?
A Certificate of Residence enables Hudson Valley Community College to charge your county for part of your tuition costs.
**If you do not submit a Certificate of Residence you will be considered a NON-resident of New York State
and will be required to pay the additional non-resident tuition.**
Do I qualify?
If you have been a permanent resident of New York State for a minimum of one year, you probably qualify to receive the Certificate of Residence. You will be required to document your permanent resident status upon application for the Certificate of Residence.
Where do I get it?
When do I get it?
Certificates are valid only if issued within 60 days prior to the start of classes.
Intersession 2017 - Certificate must be dated on or after Oct. 27, 2017.
Spring 2018 – Certificate must be dated on or after Nov. 17, 2017.
How long is my Certificate good for?
Certificates of Residence are valid for one year. For example, if you submit a Certificate of Residence for the
fall semester, you will need to obtain and submit a new Certificate of Residence for the following fall semester.
When do I give it to Hudson Valley Community College?
**A Certificate of Residence MUST BE SUBMITTED PRIOR TO OR AT THE TIME OF PAYMENT FOR TUITION AND FEES.**
Who do I give my Certificate to?
Your Certificate of Residence should be submitted to the Cashier's Office at Hudson Valley Community College.
You may bring the Certificate in person to the Guenther Enrollment Services Center, room 125 or mail it to:
Hudson Valley Community College
PO Box 1470
Troy, NY 12181
You may email a scanned copy or fax the Certificate, however, we must receive the original Certificate by the start of classes.
If you have any questions, contact the Cashier's Office.