Teaching Assistants, Graduate Assistants, Research Assistants and Fellows

Teaching Assistants (TA), Graduate Assistants (GA), Research Assistants (RA) and Fellows can be considered for residency for tuition purposes in New York State after one semester.

If all other requirements are met, a TA/GA/RA or Fellow may qualify for residency for New York State tuition purposes in their second semester. The Residency Application for New York State Tuition Purposes—TA/GA/RA/Fellow must be used and appropriate documentation must still be provided for a one semester period of time.

Application Filing Deadlines*

  • Summer Term: June 1
  • Fall Term: September 1
  • Winter Session: January 2
  • Spring Term: February 1

*We will accept applications for the Military and Veterans exceptions at any time for the current semester.

If you’ve submitted a residency application and have not received a decision from our office, you are still responsible for paying the amount due by the billing due date.   Failure to pay the amount due will result in a late payment fee.  You should also be aware of the financial liability deadlines, as these may occur while you are waiting for a decision from our office.

Communications are conducted through UB email, United States mail, or telephone. You will receive an approval or denial letter via your UB email once a decision has been made.

  • If applying for Winter/Spring - Documents must be dated September 1st of that year or prior.
  • If applying for Summer/Fall - Documents must be dated February 1st of that year or prior.

If the deadline falls on a weekend, the deadline is the next business day.