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. 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.