The information on this website is considered to be general guidance and is not legal advice. Refer to the state statutes to view the actual law.


The state of Colorado partially subsidizes the cost of tuition for all students whose domicile, or permanent legal residence, is in Colorado. You are classified as either a "resident" or a "nonresident" upon confirming your intent to attend CU Boulder based on the information you provide in your admission application.

Once you’ve been admitted to CU, you can check your residency status in MyCUInfo (expand the Profile and Settings menu to see your Residency for Tuition Purposes).

If you are currently classified as a nonresident, but you will qualify for Colorado residency for a future semester, complete the petition process and submit all required documentation by the petition deadline.