Increasingly, parents and students realize that the community college is a sound educational investment. Because New York State and Rockland County pay part of the College’s operating costs, Rockland Community College’s tuition is far less than tuition at private colleges. Attending Rockland Community College for your first two years significantly reduces the cost of a bachelor’s degree. If you’re anxious to enter the job market, Rockland Community College can prepare you for a good job in just two years. If you have questions about cost to attend Rockland Community College, view Tuition/Fees.
(New Students, Returning students - not registered for previous two semesters and Non-Rockland County NYS resident)
Semester = Fall or Spring Sessions = Summer or Winter
To be eligible for the resident tuition rate students must meet one of the following requirements:
- Provide documentation of one year's legal residency in New York State and six months in Rockland County prior to the start date of the semester. Documentation must clearly demonstrate New York State residency for the year prior to the start of the semester and Rockland County residency for six months prior to the start of the semester.
- Provide a Certificate of Residency from another county in New York State.
The Certificate of Residency is a form issued to the student by the county in which they reside verifying their place of residence. To qualify for a Certificate of Residency, students must have lived in NY State for the past 12 months. Residency is verified by the county in which they have lived for the six months prior to attending college. If they have lived in more than one NY State county during those six months, verification from each county will be required.
Note: A person does not acquire a New York State Domicile (Legal Residence) simply by being physically present in New York State for a period of 12 months or for the sole purpose of attending a New York State College or University. If your principal or permanent home has not been in New York State for a 12-month period immediately prior to the date you intend to enroll, you will be considered an out-of-state student for tuition purposes.
Permanent resident cards must be dated one year prior to the start date of term the student wishes to register for in order to be considered eligible for resident tuition. The student must also meet the NY State and County requirements as indicated above.
Students on F(student), B(visitor), J(exchange), C, D, H2, H3, M, O2, P, Q, R or TN visas are not eligible for resident rate of tuition. Persons holding a different Immigration status should contact the Bursar at (845) 574 - 4243
Students who fail to present documentation will be charged non-resident tuition. It is the responsibility of the student not the college to prove residency.
Any of the following is appropriate documentation of State and County legal residency:
- Duration of the student’s physical presence in NY State
- State of residency of the student’s family
- NYS driver’s license or non-driver ID card
- NY State voter registration
- NY State motor vehicle registration
- NY State income tax returns
- NY State bank accounts
- Proof of ownership of NY State real property
- Residential lease for property
Certificate applications are available in the Bursar's Office and must be presented to the home county Treasurer's Office.
A new certificate must be submitted each year.
The following are the names and addresses of various New York State counties that you may contact to obtain a valid Certificate of Residence.Direct links to County Websites
|County||Street Address||City, State, Zip||Telephone|
|Albany County||Director of Finance
112 State St.
|Allegany County||Court House
7 Court St.
|Broome County||Dept. of Audit
Broome County Office Bldg.
PO Box 1766, Government Plaza
|Cattaraugus County||Office of the Treasurer
303 Court St.
|Little Valley, NY
|Cayuga County||County Office Bldg.
PO Box 190
|Chautauqua County||Dept. of Finance
Gerace Office Bldg.
|Chemung County||PO Box 588
320 East Market St.
|Chenango County||County Office
|Clinton County||Gov't. Ctr
137 Margaret St.
|Columbia County||Court House
15 N 6th St.
|Cortland County||PO Box 5590
60 Central Ave.
|Delaware County||Office Bldg.
111 Main St.
|Dutchess County||Comm. of Finance
County Office Bldg.
22 Market St.
|Erie County||95 Franklin St.||Buffalo, NY
|Essex County||County Treasurer,
|Franklin County||County Treasurer
355 W. Main St.
|Fulton County||Office of County Treasurer||Johnstown, NY
|Genesee County||County Bldg. #1||Batavia, NY
|(585)344-2550 Ext. 2210|
|Greene County||PO Box 467
288-292 Main St.
|Hamilton County||County Office Bldg.
P. O. Box 205
|Lake Pleasant, NY
|Herkimer County||County Office Bldg.
|Jefferson County||175 Arsenal St.||Watertown, NY
|Lewis County||Court House||Lowville, NY
|Livingston County||Livingston Cty. Courthouse,
6 Court St.
|Madison County||PO Box 665||Wampsville, NY
|Monroe County||Real Property Tax Serv.,
Rm. 304, 39 W. Main St.
|Montgomery County||New County Office Bldg.,
P.O. Box 1500
|Nassau County||County Office Bldg.
240 Old Country Rd.
|New York, City of||Office of the Comptroller
Rm. 510, 1 Centre St.
|New York, NY
|Niagara County||Court House||Lockport, NY
|Oneida County||Dept. of Audit & Control
800 Park Ave.
|Onondaga County||Dept. of Finance
PO Box 1004
421 Montgomery St.
(see instructions above*)
20 Ontario St.
|Orange County||Dept. of Finance
30 Matthews St-Suite 102
|Orleans County||34 East Park St.||Albion, NY
|Oswego County||County Bldg.
46 E. Bridge St.
|Otsego County||County Bldg.
197 Main St.
|Putnam County||Dept. of Finance
Commissioner of Finance
40 Gleneida Ave.
|Rockland County||Treasurer's Office
18 New Hempstead Rd.
|New City, NY
|Rensselaer County||Bureau of Finance
|Saratoga County||Treasurer's Office
County Municipal Ctr.
40 McMaster St.
|Ballston Spa, NY
|Schenectady County||Dept. of Finance
County Office Bldg.
620 State St.
|Schoharie County||County Seat, Courthouse
P. O. Box 9
|Schuyler County||County Office
Ninth St, Unit 17
|Watkins Glen, NY
|Seneca County||1 DiPronio Dr.||Waterloo, NY
|St. Lawrence County||Court House
48 Court St.
|Steuben County||3 East Pulteney Sq.||Bath, NY
|Suffolk County||ATTN: Maureen Gallaqher
Dept. of Audit and Control
PO Box 6100
H. Lee Dennison Bldg.
|Sullivan County||Court House
100 North St.
P. O. Box 5012
|Tioga County||County Office Bldg.
56 Main St.
|Tompkins County||Comm. of Budget and Adm.
125 E. Court St.
|Ulster County||244 Fair St. PO Box 1800||Kingston,NY
|Warren County||Warren County Municipal Ctr.
1340 State St., Rte. 9
|Washington County||County Bldg.
|Fort Edward, NY
|Wayne County||PO Box 8, 16 William St.||Lyons, NY 14489||(315)946-7443|
|Westchester County||Dept. of Finance
Michaelian Office Bldg.
148 Martine Ave.
|White Plains, NY
|Wyoming County||143 N. Main St.||
|Yates County||417 Liberty St.||Penn Yan, NY