Residency Information for Future Students

Get it Right, Right From the Start

Your residency status is initially determined by the completeness and accuracy of the information you provide in the Residency section of the Admission Application.

If your residency status remains "Under Review" in UCDAccess, complete a Residency Amendment Form to provide us more information.

Our residency details for future students apply to several types of students.

  • Prospective applicants
  • Newly applied/admitted/readmitted
  • Current students attending their first semester at CU Denver
  • ASSET/DACA students
  • Residency status not yet confirmed with CU Denver

If any of these describe you, this is the information you're looking for.

Step 1: Initial Classification

Your initial residency tuition classification at CU Denver is determined based on the information you provide in the Residency Section of the CU Denver Admissions Application.

If a decision regarding your residency status can't be made based on the information you provided on the Admission Application, you'll be asked by email to complete a Residency Amendment Form and provide any requested supporting documentation. Please respond quickly to this request. Failure to answer all questions could lead to initial classification as a non-resident which means you'll be charged non-resident tuition rates. Check out more information on the In-State Tuition Residency Requirements below. If you have any questions regar​ding this initial process, please email TuitClass@ucdenver.edu.

Step 2: Final Classification

Once a determination has been made, your tuition classification will be changed from “Under Review” to either “Resident” or “Non-resident”. If a decision has been made that you have not met the requirements to be classified as “resident” for tuition purposes, you will be charged tuition as a “non-resident”. After a student's status is determined, it remains unchanged in the absence of satisfactory evidence to the contrary. If you meet the domicile requirements for a Colorado residency at a later date, and you may submit a residency petition which supports your domicile, and your classification will be changed if the petition is approved. Check out more information on the In-State Tuition Residency Requirements below. If you have any questions regarding this initial process, please email TuitClass@ucdenver.edu.

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.