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Residency Appeals

Students who have submitted a residency application to the Office of Student Financial Services and had their application denied do have a right to appeal the decision as per State University of New York (SUNY) Policy 7810, Section II.E.

Appeal Procedures

Appeals must be submitted in writing within 14 days of the receipt of the initial decision email.

Appeal letters should be mailed to:

University Residency Appeal Officer
Student Financial Services
P.O. Box 619
Stony Brook, NY 11790-0619

Please include any relevant documentation you feel will support your appeal. The Student Financial Services Office will forward your original application to the Appeals Officer. You do not need to submit documentation already included in your initial application.

The decision of the Appeals Officer will be mailed to your address on file with the University.

All decisions made by the University Residency Appeal Officer are final and cannot be further appealed.

Appeals should contain the following:

  • A personal statement detailing the circumstances you feel should qualify you for in-state tuition residency
  • Any relevant information omitted from your original residency application
  • Any new information or circumstances since your original appeal was submitted.