The state of Colorado partially subsidizes the cost of tuition for all students whose domicile, or permanent legal residence, is in Colorado. Each CU student is classified as either a "resident" or a "nonresident" at the time of matriculation. These classifications are based on information furnished by each student on his or her application for admission to CU.
Tuition classification is governed by state law (Title 23, Article 7, of the Colorado Revised Statutes of 1973, as amended) and by judicial decisions that apply to all public institutions of higher education in Colorado, and is subject to change at any time. The university is not free to make exceptions to the rules except as specifically permitted by state law. For more information, please visit the Colorado Department of Higher Education website.
Attention Summer and Fall 2015 Petitioners:
Anyone interested in petitioning for Colorado residency may attend an on-campus Tuition Classification 101 session; attendance is mandatory for students needing to prove emancipation. Sessions are scheduled Mondays and Thursdays from 1 to 2 p.m. Seating is limited, so please call 303-492-0907 to reserve your spot.
Beginning Wednesday, February 25, 2015:
|Semester||Domicile Qualifying Date||Submission Dates|
|Summer 2015||May 10, 2014||April 1 to May 15, 2015|
|Fall 2015||August 23, 2014||April 1 to July 24, 2015|
Please note: You must provide proof of residence and any employment in Colorado for any summer months included in your domicile qualifying period.
All residency petitions must be submitted by 5 p.m. Mountain Time on the published deadline. Late petitions will not be accepted.
All dates are subject to change without notice. Refer back to this website for updates and changes.
If you intend to graduate in Spring 2015, complete each item below by the date listed. To find out about your graduation requirements, contact your department or advisor.
The front lobby of the Office of the Registrar is currently being remodeled.
Has your insurance company or other provider requested verification of your college enrollment? If so, get your Spring 2015 enrollment verification for free without a trip to the Office of the Registrar.