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Residency

For students seeking in-state tuition


Updated Residency Requirements

In order to better serve our military related students, the University of Colorado Denver makes it easy for our students to receive in-state residency for tuition purposes. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at 303.315.7300 or VMSS@ucdenver.edu

All documents requested below (as it pertains to your situation) must be submitted to our office, in person or via email. 


If the student is the veteran:

  • DD214 (Member 4/Service 2)
  • A single tie to Colorado (see list below).      
    • Certificate of Eligibility (COE) can be used as this tie to CO as long as it has their current CO address
  • Student’s address in their UCD Portal must reflect the students ​physical CO address​

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


If the student is the dependent of a veteran:

 (If your spouse or parent(s) has transferred their entitlement to you)

  • Student must be using VA education benefits
  • Submit sponsor’s DD214 (must be discharged within past 3 years)
  • Submit Student’s single tie to CO (see list below)
    • Certificate of Eligibility (COE) can be used as this tie to CO as long as it has their current CO address
  • The transfer of entitlement letter is the ideal document for this, especially if it shows a CO address
  • Student’s address in their UCD Portal must reflect the students ​physical CO address​

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


ACTIVE DUTY STUDENTS OR DEPENDENTS OF ACTIVE DUTY SPONSORS


If the student is here on Active Duty orders

  • Submit copy of orders stationing student in Colorado
  • Submit Certificate of Eligibility (COE)
  • Student’s address in their UCD Portal must reflect the students ​physical CO address​

If the student is the dependent and sponsor is Active Duty:

  • Student must be using VA education benefits
  • Submit sponsor’s orders
  • Submit Student’s single tie to CO (see list below)
    • COE can be used as this tie to CO as long as it has their current CO address
    • The transfer of entitlement letter is the ideal document for this, especially if it shows a CO address
  • Student’s address in their UCD Portal must reflect the students ​physical CO address​


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


FRY SCHOLARSHIP

  • Student’s Certificate of Eligibility (COE) will state student is using Fry Scholarship.
  • If address on COE not CO address, submit single tie to CO

Acceptable ties to CO (everything needs to list a current CO address)

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

DD214

 

Link to the Federal Law: https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/417.asp

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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: 303.315.7300

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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