New Students


Non-Resident Enrollment

If you would like to apply to attend a New York City public school as a tuition-paying non-resident, please complete the Non-Resident Application by August 31, 2014. You will receive a response in September.

If you live outside of New York City and would like to send your child to a New York City school, you must submit a Non-Resident Application. The New York City Department of Education must accommodate all resident students before enrolling non-residents. 

If you are planning to move to New York City, you do not need to apply for non-resident enrollment. You can register your child for school after you establish residency. For information about registration for new students, visit our New Students page.


For more information about non-resident enrollment, please read the Chancellor's Regulation on Non-Resident Enrollment.

Tuition Rates
Non-resident students must pay tuition based on the rates set each year by the State Education Department.

The provisional rates are below. 

Student Grade Level General Education Special Education
Grades K-6 $5,102 $35,728
Grades 7-12 $6,613  $37,239

Non-resident students are not eligible to attend and may not apply to attend specialized schools, screened/selective schools or programs, gifted and talented programs, or pre-kindergarten programs.

Specialized High School Admissions Test
A student cannot take the Specialized High School Admissions Test until he or she becomes a New York City resident. The test is administered just before school begins for ninth and tenth graders who are new to the city; new residents can take the test at that time.