New Students


The Non-Resident Enrollment program closed on August 31, 2016 and is no longer accepting applications for 2016-2017. The Non-Resident Enrollment application period will reopen in July 2017 for admission in the 2017-2018 school year. 

Non-Resident Enrollment Overview

Families residing outside of New York City’s five boroughs (Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island), who are seeking placement for their child at a New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) public school, may apply for Non-Resident Enrollment (NRE).

If offered a NRE placement, families are required to pay tuition based on the rates set by NYS Education Department (NYSED).


  • The NYCDOE must accommodate students who are New York City residents before enrolling non-residents.
  • Non-resident students are not eligible to attend specialized schools, screened/selective schools or programs, gifted and talented programs, or pre-Kindergarten programs.
  • Non-residents may not participate in NYCDOE admissions processes.

Please see Chancellor's Regulation A-125 for more information. 

Tuition Rates

Non-resident students who live outside of New York City's five boroughs must pay tuition based on the rates set each year by the New York State Education Department.

Below are the 2015-2016 provisional NRE rates as of August 29, 2016. Tuition rates are subject to change without notice. 

Grade Level

General Education

Special Education

Grades 0K-06 $5,592 $37,491
Grades 07-12 $7,119 $39,018


Additional Information

If you are moving to New York City and will be residing within the five boroughs (Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, or Staten Island), you may register your child for school after you establish residency.  For information about registration for new students, visit our New Students page.


 If you have questions about the Non-Resident Enrollment program please contact the Office of Student Enrollment by email at