Published: Aug. 2, 2023 By

Who Received This Email?
As of Aug. 2, 2023, we send this email every Friday to students who indicated in their admission application that they may be eligible for a residency exception due to military service.

Dear [first],

The Office of Admissions referred you to us because you may qualify for in-state tuition rates based on a military service-related residency exception.

If you believe you already qualify as a Colorado resident without the need to use a military residency exception, follow the instructions in the next section to provide proof of your eligibility.

Qualifying for In-State Tuition as a Colorado Resident

By the first day of class, if you will qualify as a straightforward Colorado resident—either as an adult student with at least 12 months of Colorado domicile or as a dependent student through a parent who is a Colorado resident—you may choose to submit evidence that you are eligible for in-state tuition as a full Colorado resident.

To do so, complete an application for in-state tuition as soon as possible. Please allow three to five business days for this form to be processed.

Military-Related Residency Exceptions

If you do not qualify for in-state tuition as a Colorado resident, you may qualify for in-state tuition through a military residency exception. Please carefully review the list of military exceptions below.

  • Colorado National Guard: You may be eligible if you or your spouse will be a member of the Colorado National Guard and be stationed in Colorado by the first day of class.
  • U.S. military active duty member: You may be eligible if you, your spouse or your parent will be on active duty with a permanent change of station (PCS) in Colorado on the first day of class. Submit your verification form and supporting materials no earlier than 30 days prior to the first day of class.
  • U.S. military member formerly stationed in Colorado (dependent only): You may be eligible if your parent was stationed in Colorado within the last 12 years.
  • U.S. military veteran: You may be eligible if you were honorably discharged from the armed forces of the United States and are permanently moving to Colorado. Submit the verification after receiving your DD214 and moving to Colorado.
  • Individual using Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment Assistance: You may be eligible if you're using VR&E assistance under Chapter 31 and will make Colorado your permanent residence on or before the first day of class.
  • Individual using the Johnny Isakson and David P. Roe, M.D. Veterans Care and Benefits Improvement Act of 2020 (Sec. 1005): If you don't qualify through any of the exceptions above and you will be using Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits, you may qualify under this act. Contact CU Boulder's Office of Veteran and Military Affairs for more information.  

Submitting Your Military Verification Form

If you’re eligible for one of the military exceptions above, submit the verification form and all required supporting documents (see form) by the end of the fourth week of classes. The form will not be processed if you fail to include all supporting documents.

Please allow five to seven business days for us to review your submission.

If you have questions about residency exceptions, see Residency Exceptions for Domicile or reply to this email with your full name and either your student ID number or your date of birth (month and day only).

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