Residency requirements have changed due to Section 702 of the Veterans Choice Act as of July 1, 2015. For more information on Section 702 of the Veterans Choice Act and/or eligibility requirements, please go to the Section 702 of the Veterans Choice Act VA webpage.
If you are eligible for in-state residency, submit your (or the Service Member's) DD-214 as well as two legal ties to Colorado (listed below) to validate your residency status by fax to 303-556-2398 or by bringing it into the OVSS to be scanned and processed.
For those who do not qualify for in-state residency 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.
According to the Colorado House Bill 1039 (GI Promise Act), student veterans are granted in-state residency by petition for the purposes of tuition. They will be automatically granted in-state residency as long as they prove they are intending to make Colorado their permanent state of residence. In order to petition for in state residency, a student must provide a DD214 and TWO of the following four forms:
- Colorado Drivers License/State ID
- Colorado Vehicle Registration
- Colorado Voter's Registration
- Colorado State Tax Returns
- Colorado House Deed
- Proof of Off-Campus Employment (Pay Stub showing Colorado State taxes being deducted)
If you are petitioning for in-state residency status, all documentation must be faxed to 303.556.2398 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org BEFORE THE END OF THE SEMESTER. If not, then you will be responsible for the difference between the in-state and out of state tuition. The Post 9-11 GI Bill will only cover tuition up to the in-state rate.