The following exceptions are rare. Please read the qualifications carefully and contact Tuition Classification with any questions before filling out an application.
Child dependents and spouses must:
A Colorado National Guard member must:
Child dependents and spouses qualify for the exception if the Colorado National Guard member:
Complete the Verification of Colorado National Guard Service.
When approved, the military member and/or dependent is:
A dependent of an active-duty military member currently stationed in Colorado must:
A dependent of a current or former military member not stationed in Colorado must:
If the military member is currently active duty in Colorado, complete the Verification of Active Duty Station in Colorado.
If the military member was formerly PCS in Colorado, complete the Verification of PCS in Colorado within Last 12 Years.
When approved, the military dependent is:
Any military member who has ever had a PCS or TDY/TAD in Colorado is eligible for in-state tuition. Once qualified as an in-state student, the member does not lose eligibility if the member retires or separates from the military, nor does the member lose in-state status by reason of presence in any state or country while a member of the armed forces.
If the military member is currently on active duty, complete the Verification of Active Duty Station in Colorado. If the military member is a veteran, see the Veteran section below.
When approved, the active-duty personnel is:
A veteran must:
A veteran’s child dependent or spouse applying as a student must have completed two years of Colorado high school.
Veteran dependents who do not qualify for this exception may qualify for in-state tuition if the dependent qualifies under the requirements of the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014. If you believe that you may qualify under this act, please contact email@example.com for more information.
Veterans: Complete the Verification of U.S. Armed Forces Veteran.
Dependents: Complete the Verification of U.S Armed Forces Veteran Dependent.
When approved, the veteran and/or dependent is:
See Colorado ASSET for program details.
Students identified as U.S. citizens or permanent U.S. residents (green-card holders) must:
Students identified as not having lawful immigration status (includes DACA status) must:
Transfer students who do not enroll in a Colorado institution of higher education within 12 months will be further evaluated to determine whether they've also completed 18 months of continuous physical presence.
These students will be identified through the admissions application process. After admission to CU Boulder, complete the College Opportunity Fund application.
If the student's parent or court-appointed legal guardian moved the family to Colorado as a result of accepting employment in Colorado during the student's senior year of high school AND the student has graduated or will graduate from a Colorado public high school, the student is eligible for in-state tuition.
When approved, the student:
If the student's parents or court-appointed legal guardians maintained Colorado domicile for four years and then established domicile elsewhere, the student will remain eligible for in-state tuition if either:
New applicants may indicate "four-year rule" on the tuition classification form submitted with the application for admission. Admitted students should contact the Office of the Registrar for additional instructions and information.
Whan approved, the student is:
This application is for children of new faculty at Colorado state-supported colleges and universities who otherwise would not qualify for in-state tuition as one-year Colorado residents. The parent must have moved to Colorado for the primary purpose of taking a faculty position.
The faculty member and the faculty member's spouse do not qualify for this exception.
When approved, the child dependent is:
Child dependents are eligible for the exception if the parent provides proof of participation in the Economic Incentive Program. The employee's spouse does not qualify for this exception.
When approved, the employee and/or child dependent is:
A student must:
Check the WICHE website for more information on WRGP.
When approved, the WRGP student:
International students are persons who are lawful permanent residents or who are admitted as refugees are eligible to establish domicile for tuition purposes.
Nonimmigrant aliens who are residing in Colorado for purposes other than education may qualify for in-state status after one year of Colorado residence. The nonimmigrant categories subject to this provision are determined by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education. Nonimmigrants in the following categories cannot qualify for in-state tuition: