About the Colorado American Indian Tribes Residency Exception
Under the Colorado American Indian Tribes In-State Tuition Act, signed into law on June 28, 2021, a student who would not otherwise qualify for in-state tuition and who is a registered member of one of the federally recognized American Indian tribes with historical ties to Colorado is eligible to be classified as an in-state student for tuition purposes starting with the 2021–22 academic year.
How to Apply
If you're a registered member of one of the federally recognized American Indian tribes with historical ties to Colorado, submit the Colorado American Indian tribal membership verification form and all required supporting documents (see form) by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 10, 2021.
If Your Eligibility Is Confirmed
If you submit the verification form by Sept. 10 and we confirm your eligibility, you'll be classified as a Colorado resident for tuition purposes starting with the Fall 2021 semester. Your tuition classification change will not apply to any semesters prior to Fall 2021.
Please be aware of these potential financial aid impacts:
If you were offered an automatic consideration scholarship (e.g., First Nations, Chancellor's, Presidential) at the time of admission, you may no longer be eligible for that nonresident scholarship.
If you applied for financial aid and an adjustment to your original offer is needed (e.g., loss of scholarship, different type of grant based on residency, reduced loan amount), the Office of Financial Aid will notify you.