About Colorado Residency

Tuition classification is governed by state law (Title 23, Article 7, of the Colorado Revised Statutes of 1973, as amended) and by judicial decisions that apply to all public institutions of higher education in Colorado, and is subject to change at any time.

The university is not free to make exceptions to the rules except as specifically permitted by state law.

For more information, please visit the Colorado Department of Higher Education website.

Establishing Residency

To qualify to be classified as a Colorado resident for tuition purposes, an individual must have been domiciled in Colorado for at least 12 consecutive months immediately preceding the beginning of the semester for which resident status is sought.