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Residency

VETERANS

  • Honorably discharged service members need to submit a copy of their DD 214 to the VA certifying official and to Admission and Records to obtain residency status.
    • DD 214 must state "Honorably Discharged" at the bottom of the form.

ACTIVE DUTY PERSONNEL

  • If you are in the military and have Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders assigning you to a military installation in Colorado, you will need to obtain a Military Waiver from the military installation (contact installation Education Office for guidance). With that waiver along with a copy of your military ID, you will be eligible for Colorado residency for in-state tuition purposes. You will need to submit the military waiver and copy of military ID each semester enrolled.

DEPENDENTS

  • If your spouse has retired from the military, and you and your spouse have relocated to Colorado within the last twelve (12) months, to receive Colorado residency for in-state tuition purposes, you will need to submit spouses DD 214 (must be “Honorably Discharged”) along with student’s military ID..
  • If your spouse is in the military and has Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders assigning them to a military installation in Colorado (you must be on the service members orders/accompanied tour), you will need to obtain a Military Waiver from the military installation (contact installation Education Office for guidance). With that waiver along with a copy of student’s military ID, you will be eligible for Colorado residency for in-state tuition purposes. You will need to submit the military waiver and copy of dependent military ID each semester enrolled.
  • If you (dependent) are on advance PCS orders relocating you to a Colorado military installation while the service member is serving on an unaccompanied tour with a return assignment to that Colorado military installation, you must provide a Military Waiver from the military installation to receive Colorado residency for in-state tuition purposes.
  • College Opportunity Fund (COF) – Veterans and dependents who qualify for Colorado residency for in-state tuition purposes are also eligible for COF. You must apply and authorize the COF. Please see the COF link.

IF NONE OF THE ABOVE APPLY TO YOU

  • For educational purposes, you must have resided in Colorado for one year to receive Colorado residency. You will be required to provide proof of residency (contact Admissions for more information) to qualify for in-state tuition.