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University of Colorado Denver

Veteran Student Services
 

Residency Petition

For students seeking in-state tuition


ATTENTION

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 Veterans 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.


For Dependents who are not eligible to petition under Section 702, you will need to petition through CU Denver. Residency must be submitted the Monday 1 week prior to the start of term. 


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 House Deed
  • Proof of Off-Campus Employment (Pay Stub showing Colorado State taxes being deducted)
Any documents other than those listed above will not be accepted. 

For Active Duty Students or Dependents of Active Duty sponsors
The Active Duty service member MUST be stationed within the state of Colorado. The form below must be completed by the student and turned into the OVSS office in person. We have to verify the Active Duty service member's ID, we CAN NOT take a copy of the ID, it must be presented by the person it's identifying.  The active duty form will only cover that semester it's completed for. Therefore, it must be redone every semester.

IMPORTANT

If you are petitioning for in-state residency status under Section 702 of the Veterans Choice Act or the Colorado House Bill 1039 (GI Promise Act), all documentation must be faxed to 303.556.2398 or emailed to ovss@ucdenver.edu BEFORE THE END OF THE SEMESTER. If not, you will not be classified as a resident and will be charged the non-resident tuition rate. If using the Post 9-11, 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.

If you are petitioning for in-state residency status under CU Denver's Residency Policy, all documentation must be emailed to residendy@ucdenver.edu BY THE MONDAY A WEEK PRIOR TO THE START OF THE SEMESTER. If not, you will not be classified as a resident and will be charged the non-resident rate. If using the Post 9-11 GI Bill, 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.

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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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