Residency Information for Current Students

Changing Your Residency Status

If you feel you've met the residency requirements outlined below, you can apply for Colorado Residency. Be sure to complete the process and turn in your documentation by the week before the first day of the semester. 

If you're seeking to change your residency status to Colorado Resident, fear not! This information will help guide you through the process. ‚Äč Students petitioning for residency are strongly encouraged to schedule their courses appropriate to their current tuition classification of non-resident. Colorado residency is not granted based solely on living in-state for 12 continuous months and the burden of proof to establish intent lies solely on the petitioner.

The requirements for establishing residency for tuition purposes are defined by Colorado law (Colorado Revised Statutes 23-7-101 et. Seq), and the tuition classification statutes apply to all state-funded institutions in Colorado. Institutions are bound by the provisions of this statute and are not free to make exceptions to the rules. The Colorado Department of Higher Education (CDHE) also has information regarding the residency classification rules.

 Applicable Term
 First Day to Submit a Petition
 Priority Review Date*
 Final Petition Submission Deadline Date
 "Must Move By" Qualifying Date**
 Spring 2020
 Oct. 7, 2019
 Dec. 6, 2019
 Jan. 13, 2020
 Jan. 21, 2019
 Summer 2020
 March 2, 2020
 May 8, 2020
 June 1, 2020
 June 8, 2020
 Fall 2020
 April 6, 2020
 July 17, 2020
 August 10, 2020
 August 17, 2019
 Spring 2021
 October 5, 2020
 December 4, 2020
 January 11, 2021
 January 19, 2020
 Summer 2021
 March 1, 2021
 May 7, 2021
 May 30, 2021
 June 7, 2020
 Fall 2021
 April 5, 2021
 July 23, 2021
 August 16, 2021
 August 23, 2020

*Submitting a petition by the Priority Review Deadline Date guarantees the petitioner will be notified of a decision before the first day of the semester.

**The “Must Move By” Qualifying Date is the date by which you must have established your permanent Colorado residence, domicile and intent, to qualify to petition for the corresponding semester.

Special Circumstances

There are a number of circumstances that have different requirements and/or processes.