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Students Seeking In-state Tuition


MILITARY-CONNECTED IN-STATE RESIDENCY

Military-connected students living in the state of Colorado may be able to receive in-state residency for tuition purposes at CU Denver and CU Anschutz as designated by Federal or State Law. If you think you might qualify, you will need to submit documentation. Accepted documents based on your status are listed below.

Federal Law: Public Law 113-146 Section 702 Choice Act

State Law: Colorado House Bill 18-1228 Higher Education for Military Service Act

Residency documentation submission deadlineLast day of the current semester


PETITION FOR IN-STATE RESIDENCY

Not eligible for military-connected residency under Federal or State Law? Students are encouraged to petition for residency through the CU Denver and CU Anschutz Office of the Registrar. For more information, visit CU Denver Residency​​​​​​​ or CU Anschutz Residency.

In-state residency petition submission deadline: The Monday prior to the start of the semester​

 

 

 

 Student Veteran

Deadline: Documents must be submitted to VMSS before the end of the semester.

If documentation is not received by the last day of the semester, the student will be responsible for the difference between the resident and nonresident tuition rates.

Required Documents:

  • DD214 showing honorable discharge status
  • A single unexpired tie to Colorado

Acceptable ties to Colorado:

  • Colorado Driver’s License/State ID
  • Colorado Vehicle Registration
  • Colorado Voter’s Registration
  • Colorado House Deed
  • Computer Generated Bill (utility, credit card, doctor, hospital, etc.)
  • Bank Statement
  • Pre-printed Pay Stub
  • First-Class Mail (government agency or court)
  • Current Homeowner’s, Renter’s, or Motor Vehicle Insurance Policy
  • Mortgage, Lease, or Rental Contract
  • Motor Vehicle Registration
  • USPS Change of Address Form (CNL107) W-2, SSA-1099, Non-SSA-1099


Submit documentation by email to:
 vmss@ucdenver.edu.

Subject line: Residency-Student Veteran

Required: Home/Local Address in the CU Denver student portal must reflect Colorado address.​​​

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 Student Veteran Dependent-state Law

Deadline: Documents must be submitted to VMSS before the end of the semester.


If documentation is not received by the last day of the semester,
student will be responsible for the difference between the resident and nonresident tuition rates.

State Law Requirements (a student-dependent can qualify under two state statutes):

  1. If the discharged member meets the presumptions and rules for domicile (1 year requirement is waived)
  2. If the discharged member was ever on PCS in Colorado and the student-dependent enrolls within 12 years after the member was stationed in Colorado

Required Documents:

  • Documentation of Sponsor domicile OR Documentation of Sponsor PCS in Colorado within 12 years
  • A single unexpired tie to Colorado

Acceptable ties to Colorado:

  • Colorado Driver’s License/State ID
  • Colorado Vehicle Registration
  • Colorado Voter’s Registration
  • Colorado House Deed
  • Computer Generated Bill (utility, credit card, doctor, hospital, etc.)
  • Bank Statement
  • Pre-printed Pay Stub
  • First-Class Mail (government agency or court)
  • Current Homeowner’s, Renter’s, or Motor Vehicle Insurance Policy
  • Mortgage, Lease, or Rental Contract
  • Motor Vehicle Registration
  • USPS Change of Address Form (CNL107) W-2, SSA-1099, Non-SSA-1099

Submit documentation by email to: vmss@ucdenver.edu.

Subject line: Residency-Student Veteran Dependent under State Law

Required: Home/Local Address in student portal must reflect Colorado address.

Important: If you are not eligible under the Federal or State Law, you will need to petition for residency through CU Denver and CU Anschutz regular processes. For more information, visit CU Denver Residency​​​​​​​ or CU Anschutz Residency. CU Denver and CU Anschutz Residency Petitions must be submitted by the Monday prior to the start of the semester.​​​​2

 Student Veteran Dependent - Federal Law

Deadline: Documents must be submitted to VMSS before the end of the semester.


If documentation is not received by the last day of the semester, the student will be responsible for the difference between the resident and nonresident tuition rates.

Federal Law Requirements:

  • Student must be using transferred benefits
  • Student must live in the state of the IHL


Required Documents:

  • Sponsor DD214 showing honorable discharge status (Discharge status must be within 3 years)
  • A single unexpired tie to Colorado

 

Acceptable ties to Colorado:

  • Colorado Driver’s License/State ID
  • Colorado Vehicle Registration
  • Colorado Voter’s Registration
  • Colorado House Deed
  • Computer Generated Bill (utility, credit card, doctor, hospital, etc.)
  • Bank Statement
  • Pre-printed Pay Stub
  • First-Class Mail (government agency or court)
  • Current Homeowner’s, Renter’s, or Motor Vehicle Insurance Policy
  • Mortgage, Lease, or Rental Contract
  • Motor Vehicle Registration
  • USPS Change of Address Form (CNL107) W-2, SSA-1099, Non-SSA-1099

Submit documentation by email to: vmss@ucdenver.edu.


Subject line: Residency-Student Veteran Dependent under Federal Law

Required: Home/Local Address in student portal must reflect Colorado address.

IMPORTANT: If you are not eligible under the Federal or State Law, you will need to petition for residency through CU Denver and CU Anschutz regular processes. For more information, visit CU Denver Residency​​​​​​​ or CU Anschutz Residency. CU Denver and CU Anschutz Residency Petitions must be submitted by the Monday prior to the start of the semester.​​​​​​

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 Student on Active Duty

Deadline: Documents must be submitted to VMSS before the end of the semester.


If documentation is not received by the last day of the semester, student will be responsible for the difference between the resident and nonresident tuition rates.

Required Documents:

  • Colorado Active Duty Military Orders

Submit documentation by email to: vmss@ucdenver.edu.


Subject line: Residency-Student on Active Duty


Required
: Home/Local Address in student portal must reflect Colorado address.​

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 Student Dependent of Active Duty Member

Deadline: Documents must be submitted to VMSS before the end of the semester.


If documentation is not received by the last day of the semester, student will be responsible for the difference between the resident and nonresident tuition rates.

Required Documents:

  • Sponsor’s Colorado Active Duty Military Orders (Orders must be effective as of the first day of the semester)
  • Tie to Military Sponsor if student is not listed as a dependent on orders
  • A single unexpired tie to Colorado

Acceptable ties to Colorado:

  • Colorado Driver’s License/State ID
  • Colorado Vehicle Registration
  • Colorado Voter’s Registration
  • Colorado House Deed
  • Computer Generated Bill (utility, credit card, doctor, hospital, etc.)
  • Bank Statement
  • Pre-printed Pay Stub
  • First-Class Mail (government agency or court)
  • Current Homeowner’s, Renter’s, or Motor Vehicle Insurance Policy
  • Mortgage, Lease, or Rental Contract
  • Motor Vehicle Registration
  • USPS Change of Address Form (CNL107) W-2, SSA-1099, Non-SSA-1099

Submit documentation by email to: vmss@ucdenver.edu.

Subject line: Residency-Student Dependent of Active Duty Member​

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 Student in Colorado National Guard

Deadline: Documents must be submitted to VMSS before the end of the semester.


If documentation is not received by the last day of the semester, student will be responsible for the difference between the resident and nonresident tuition rates.

Must be a member of the Colorado National Guard

 

Required Documents:

  • Documentation of National Guard status

Submit documentation by email to: vmss@ucdenver.edu.

Subject line: Residency-Student in Colorado National Guard

Required: Home/Local Address in student portal must reflect Colorado address.​

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 Student Dependent of Colorado National Guard Member

Deadline: Documents must be submitted to VMSS before the end of the semester.


If documentation is not received by the last day of the semester, student will be responsible for the difference between the resident and nonresident tuition rates.

Must be a member of the Colorado National Guard

Required Documents:

  • Documentation of National Guard status
  • A single unexpired tie to Colorado if dependent is not identified in National Guard Documentation

Submit documentation by email to: vmss@ucdenver.edu.

Subject line: Residency-Student Dependent of Colorado National Guard Memeber

Required: Home/Local Address in student portal must reflect Colorado address.​

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Office of Veteran Student Services

Phone: Anschutz Office: 303.724.9649 or Denver Office: 303.315.7300

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: vmss@ucdenver.edu

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