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.
Changing Your Residency
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.
Be a nonimmigrant alien who has resided in Colorado for purposes other than education for at least one year
Not be a nonimmigrant in category F-1, F-2, H-3, H-4 (if the visa holder is the spouse or child of an H-3), J-1 or J-2 (if the J-1 visa holder is a student or trainee), M-1 and M-2 (the nonimmigrant categories subject to this provision are determined by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education)
Due to the unique situations and statutory changes related to issues of international study and immigration, we encourage international students to email email@example.com for specific information. Please include your full name, student ID and current visa type to assist in our response to you.
In rare cases, the following students may qualify for a domicile exception for tuition classification purposes:
Graduate students in the Western Regional Graduate Program
Members of the Colorado National Guard, active duty military members and honorably discharged veterans residing in Colorado
Special immigrants and refugees
U.S. Olympic athletes
Additional exceptions are available for dependents of qualified military, new faculty and other unique situations.