Proof of Residency

Proof of Residency

A student must be domiciled in New Jersey to be considered a resident of New Jersey.  Those students that are not domiciled in the state must pay out of state fees.  For the purpose of determining residence.  Domicile means:The place where a person has his/her true,fixed, permanent home and principal living establishment, and to which,whenever he/she is absent,he/she has the intention of returning.

Residence established solely for the purpose of attending a particular college or university cannot be considered as fulfilling the definition of domicile.

A student must present evidence of his/her Domicile to the institution to qualify for resident tuition rates.  Such evidence must include all of the following:

  • A copy of his/her New Jersey Income Tax Return
  • Rent/Mortgage receipts
  • Utility Receipts
  • Any proof of employment in the state

If a student has completed a FAFSA for the academic year it should reflect the fact that they are a new jersey resident.  In addition, if the student is listed as a dependent of someone such as their parents and the person is not a resident of New Jersey then the student cannot be considered a new Jersey Resident.

**Please Note: Students MUST be either a U.S. citizen or have a permanent resident card to be considered for In state residency.

This proof must be submitted to the Director of Registration Services, and a decision will be made as to the students' residence status.  If you have any further questions, you may e-mail: