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University of Colorado Denver

Veteran Student Services
 

Residency Petition

For students seeking in-state tuition


SECTION 702 OF THE VETERANS CHOICE ACT (FEDERAL LEVEL)

For Veterans and their dependents using the Post 9-11 GI Bill. Section 702 of the Veterans Choice Act became effective July 1, 2015.

For eligibility requirements, please go to the Section 702 of the Veterans Choice Act VA webpage.

If you are eligible to petition for residency under Section 702, submit your (or the Service Member's) DD-214 showing discharge status (sponsor must show discharge within last 3 years) as well as two unexpired accepted legal ties to Colorado via email to vmss@ucdenver.edu to be processed.

Accepted Legal Ties to Colorado:

  • Colorado Drivers License/State ID
  • Colorado Vehicle Registration
  • Colorado Voter's Registration
  • Colorado House Deed
  • Employment Pay Stubs (must be current with the past 30 days and must show Colorado State taxes being deducted)

DEADLINE: Documents must be submitted before the end of the semester.

For Veterans who are not eligible under Section 702 (Federal Level), there is still the option of petitioning for in-state residency through the Colorado House Bill 1039 (State Level) found below.

For Dependents who are not eligible under Section 702, you will need to petition through CU Denver and submit your petition via email at residency@ucdenver.eduDEADLINE: Residency must be submitted the Monday 1 week prior to the start of term. 


COLORADO HOUSE BILL 1039 - GI PROMISE ACT (STATE LEVEL)

For Veterans who are intending to make Colorado their permanent state of residence the ability to petition for residency and receive in-state tuition.

For eligibility requirements, please go to the Colorado House Bill 1039 (GI Promise Act) webpage.

If you are eligible to petition for residency under the GI Promise Act, submit your (or the Service Member's) DD-214 showing discharge status as well as two unexpired accepted legal ties to Colorado via email to vmss@ucdenver.edu to be processed.

Accepted Legal Ties to Colorado:

  • Colorado Drivers License/State ID
  • Colorado Vehicle Registration
  • Colorado Voter's Registration
  • Colorado House Deed
  • Employment Pay Stubs (must be current with the past 30 days and must show Colorado State taxes being deducted)

DEADLINE: Documents must be submitted before the end of the semester.​


ACTIVE DUTY STUDENTS OR DEPENDENTS OF ACTIVE DUTY SPONSORS

Requirements:

  • The CU Denver Active Duty Residency Form.pdfCU Denver Active Duty Residency Form.pdf must be filled out by student as well as active military member's Education Officer.
  • The Military Active Duty Residency Form must be submitted in person to the OVSS with the active military member and their military ID (and the dependent's military ID, if applicable) to be verified by an OVSS staff member. It is not authorized to photocopy military ID's.
  •  The Military Active Duty Residency Form is valid for one semester only, a new form must be submitted for subsequent semesters.

DEADLINE: Documents must be submitted before the end of the semester.​

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COLORADO NATIONAL GUARD 23-7-108. Tuition classification of Colorado National Guard personnel

Requirements:

  • Must be a member of the Colorado National Guard (or their dependent).
  • Must provide documentation of sponsor's Colorado National Guard status.
  • Must provide two unexpired accepted legal ties to Colorado via email to vmss@ucdenver.edu to be processed.

Accepted Legal Ties to Colorado:

  • Colorado Drivers License/State ID
  • Colorado Vehicle Registration
  • Colorado Voter's Registration
  • Colorado House Deed
  • Employment Pay Stubs (must be current with the past 30 days and must show Colorado State taxes being deducted)

DEADLINE: Documents must be submitted before the end of the semester.

Office of Veteran Student Services

Phone: Anschutz Office: 303.724.9649 or Denver Office: 303.556.2745

Street Address: Tivoli Student Union, Suite 124, 900 Auraria Parkway, Denver, CO 80204

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 173364, Campus 155, Denver, CO 80217-3364

E:mail: ovss@ucdenver.edu

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