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 2022 October 4, 2021 December 3, 2021 January 10, 2022 January 17, 2021 
Summer 2022 (May - August) March 7, 2022 April 30, 2022 May 23, 2022 May 31, 2021 
Fall 2022 April 4, 2022July 22, 2022August 15, 2022August 22, 2021

*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.