How can I prove residency without a lease or utilities?
February 27, 2009 12:42 PM Subscribe
After already attending CUNY Hunter college as a nyc resident, they took away my residency until I can prove it to them again. However, I don't have a lease, didn't get a drivers license until 6 months ago, and have no other proof that I've lived here other than attending school here for the past 3 semesters.
(Please somebody help me)
posted by rubberkey to education (16 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I moved to NYC in september of 2007 from New Jersey after graduating highschool in June. I started attending Kingsborough, paying out of state tuition since you need to live here a year before you are a resident. My apartment is a month to month that we pay in cash, there is no lease. I have had a enough one time jobs, but no employment records. All the utilities are included in our rent. Because it is NYC, I didnt bother getting a NYs drivers license until the next august (which I obviously realize now was a mistake.) Finally we were having a problem with the post, not receiving any mail until mid february, so I don't have any mail that is dated before the first day of class (Jan 26th)
Because I was accepted to Hunter as a NYC resident, I filled up my schedule and paid the $2000 and everything was great, until the the other day I received an e-mail saying I had to prove my residency again. As I already said I don't really have any proof, and I just don't know what to do. I can't afford the out of state tuition, and if I knew it was going to be this expensive I wouldn't have taken so many classes.
AND the school wants my parents tax information for 2007, where I was still in highschool, so they claimed me as a dependant for that year, even though I moved out in september. Why does the school need their 2007 taxes and not 2008? I could have moved in 2008 and still have lived in NYC for a year prior to this semester.
Can Hunter kick me out if I can't pay the out of state tuition? Is there anyway other than the residency form to prove that I've lived here for 17 months?