St. Lawrence County Treasurer's Department
Guidelines for Certificate of Residence
The community college program in the State of New York was intended to permit students who are 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 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.
To obtain a Certificate of Residence please follow these guidelines. If you fail to follow these steps completely, you will NOT be issued a Certificate, NO EXCEPTIONS. Affidavits can be mailed, along with a self-addressed stamped envelope, or delivered in person to the address above:
THE CERTIFICATE OF RESIDENCE IS VALID FOR A FULL-YEAR (12 MONTHS) FROM THE DATE IT IS ISSUED. HOWEVER, IT MUST BE USED FOR REGISTRATION WITHIN 60-DAYS OF THE CERTIFICATE DATE OR ELSE IT BECOMES INVALID. THIS IS AS PER N.Y.S. EDUCATION LAW 6301. Please contact the St. Lawrence County Treasurer’s Office with any questions at 315-379-2234.
* Students who have moved from one county to another must file an application with both counties and submit both Certificates to the schools you are attending.