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Unfortunately you cannot claim college tuition on your NY state return for couple of reasons. Same as for federal return, the credit (for college tuition) goes with exemption. It means that whoever claims the exemption (for the dependent or for yourself) gets the credit. If you don't claim the child you can't claim the credit. Second reason is that if you live in New Jersey you are NOT resident of New York state. In order to claim the credit you must be full year New York state resident.
Here's NYS college tuition credit info page.
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