We're contacting you because you indicated to us on your admission application that you had a Native American affiliation. We wanted to let you know that registered members of federally recognized American Indian tribes with historical ties to Colorado may qualify for in-state tuition rates based on a new residency exception.
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.
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 by the first day of classes. The verification form can only be accessed once you have been admitted to the university.
Please allow ten business days for us to review your submission. Review periods may take up to four weeks during our peak processing period (July and August).
If Your Eligibility Is Confirmed
If you submit the verification form and we confirm your eligibility, you’ll be classified as a Colorado resident for tuition purposes.
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.
If you have questions about this residency exception, visit our residency exceptions for domicile webpage 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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