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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 NRE application period is July 5 to August 31, 2016, for September admission of the 2016-2017 school year. The application deadline is Wednesday, August 31, 2016.


  • 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.
To apply for NRE, click here.  

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.

The 2015-2016 provisional NRE rates are below. 

Grade Level

General Education

Special Education

Grades 0K-06 $5,574 $35,869
Grades 07-12 $7,140 $37,435


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