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Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 173363
Campus Box 201
Denver, CO 80217-3363

Physical Address:
Cherry Creek Building
1111 W Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80204

800 Curtis St.
Denver, CO 80204


Residency Requirements


Residency classification for tuition purposes is governed by state law (Title 23, Article 7, C.R.S. 1973).  The college is required to apply the rules set forth in the law and does not have authority to make exceptions unless specifically permitted by law.

Students are initially classified as resident (in-state) or non-resident (out-of-state) based on the information provided on their Admissions Application. Once the status is determined it remains unchanged in the absence of satisfactory evidence to the contrary. In addition, students must submit the appropriate residency form.

New Students who are classified as non-resident and believe they qualify for in-state tuition have until census date (last day to add/drop class) to request a correction by completing the Amended Application Form.  The deadline for the Amended Application is the census date for the semester a student is seeking in-state tuition: NO EXCEPTIONS

Census Dates:
Summer 2013 - June 7, 2013
Fall 2013 - September 5, 2013
Spring 2014 - February 7, 2014

Continuing students who attended and paid non-resident tuition or individuals emancipated prior to 22 years of age shall have up to 30 days from the first day of class to complete the Petition for In-State Tuition

The deadline for the Petition for In-State Tuition is 30 days after the start of the semester: NO EXCEPTIONS

30 Day Deadline Dates: (Continuing students - Petition for In-State Tuition)
Summer 2013 - June 26, 2013
Fall 2013 - September 17, 2013
Spring 2014 - February 19, 2014

The law requires an individual to be domiciled in the state for one year or more continuously prior to the first day of class to be eligible for in-state tuition. “Domicile” is a legal term that refers to the place where an individual has shown intent to make a permanent home and legal residence. Having domicile involves more than just having physical presence or “residence” in the state. Physical presence coupled with intent to remain in Colorado permanently is required for domicile. Retaining ties with your former state of residence and failure to comply with laws expected of all permanent residents of CO provides evidence against CO domicile.

An individual must surrender all legal ties with their former state of residence to show the intent to make CO their permanent place of habitation and legal residence. The following can be used to document intent. However, no one factor alone is sufficient.

  • Colorado driver’s license or valid Colorado ID
  • Colorado motor vehicle registration
  • Permanent, full-time, off-campus employment
  • Colorado voter registration
  • Payment of Colorado state income taxes as a Colorado resident
  • Ownership of residential property in Colorado

Only qualified individuals may establish domicile. A qualified individual must be a U.S Citizen or eligible Non-U.S Citizen in one of the following categories at the beginning of the one year domicile period:

  • 22 years of age or older – individuals 22 years of age are eligible to establish domicile in CO. The one year domicile period begins only after attaining 22 years of age. Therefore, an individual may qualify for in-state tuition after reaching 23 years of age.
  • Married – one year domicile period begins only after date of marriage.
  • Emancipated minor - Individuals under 22 years of age are eligible to establish domicile only if they are not supported by their parent(s) and are able to meet all ordinary and necessary expenses independently. The one year domicile begins only after date of emancipation. 
    • Emancipation requires the individual’s parents or legal guardians to no longer support the minor and make no provision for support.  Receipt of gifts, trust funds, loans, and assets established by parents or someone other than yourself on your behalf provides evidence against emancipation.  In addition, parents must no longer claim the minor on their income taxes.  Minors must document that they are able to meet all financial obligations including tuition and fees without any financial assistance from any other individual.  

Residency classifications will be determined based off the information and documents submitted. The burden of proof is on the individual seeking in-state tuition. 


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Admissions, Records & Registration
Office: (303) 556-2420
Fax: (303) 556-2431

Physical Address
Confluence 114
800 Curtis Street
Denver, CO 80204
Auraria Campus