Certificate of Residence

Have you officially resided in New York State but outside of Onondaga County in the past year?  You may be able to reduce your tuition! 

By giving us your Certificate of Residence you can qualify for our lower In-State (Resident) tuition rate.

  1. Many counties have their own Certificate of Residence Affidavit and Application.  Look up your home county Chief Financial Officer / County Treasurer and complete their Certificate of Residence Affidavit and Application. 
  2. Otherwise, use this:
  3. At your home county office, ask them to notarize your application and submit it to them.  
  4. They will then provide you with your Certificate of Residence.  
  5. Send your Certificate of Residence to the OCC Student Accounts Office before registering, or bring it with you when you register.  

    Mailing Address:
    Student Accounts
    Gordon Student Center Room 220
    Onondaga Community College
    4585 West Seneca Turnpike
    Syracuse, NY 13215

    or [email protected]
You can obtain this certificate no earlier than two months prior to the semester's registration date and you must submit it to the Student Accounts office no later than 30 days after the start of the semester.

Certificates are valid for one year from the date of issuance and a new one must be submitted after the current one expires in order to continue receiving the In-State (Resident) tuition rate.  Students who do not submit a Certificate of Residence within the timeframe outlined below will be charged the non-resident tuition rate.

Certificate of Residence Timeline for 2019-2020

Semester 1st Day of Classes Start Date to Obtain CR Deadline to Submit
Fall 2019 August 26, 2019 January 26, 2019 September 25, 2019
Winter 2020 January 2, 2020 January 26, 2019 February 1, 2020
Spring 2020 January 22, 2020 November 23, 2019 February 21, 2020
Summer 2020 
1st 5 Weeks
June 1, 2020 April 2, 2020 July 1, 2020
Summer 2020 
2nd 5 Weeks
July 6, 2020 May 7, 2020 August 5, 2020
Summer 2020 
10 Weeks
June 1, 2020 April 2, 2020

July 1, 2020


You can complete this form to change your residency status to in-state/in-county.