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Exceptions and Special Programs

Discover your eligibility for different tuition rates

Exceptions to One-Year Domicile Requirement

There are many different exceptions to help students gain residency in the state of Colorado. Check out the following information to see if you qualify.

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    Four-Year Rule

    You may be eligible for Colorado residency if your parents had a Colorado domicile for four or more years and then moved to another state after you completed your junior year of high school. This is only applicable if you enrolled at a Colorado public college or university within three years and six months after your parents left Colorado. Please contact the Office of Admissions for the appropriate form and documentation that will need to be submitted prior to the first day of your first semester.

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    Economic Incentive Program

    If your employer moved their company operations to Colorado as a result of receiving an incentive from the Colorado Office of Economic Development, you may be eligible for Colorado residency for tuition purposes. The employee (you) must have been employed by the employer prior to the relocation and show you have established a domicile in Colorado. Please contact the Office of Admissions for the appropriate form and documentation that will need to be submitted prior to the first day of your first semester.

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    New Faculty at a State-Supported College

    Dependents of new faculty members (but NOT the faculty member or the spouse) at a state-supported institution of higher education are eligible for Colorado residency for tuition purposes. A faculty member is defined as academic faculty with regular and special appointments of 50% time or greater. Adjunct faculty and Administrative Professionals are not eligible. A dependent child must be an unmarried, undergraduate student and under the age of 23 on or before the first day of class. Please contact the Office of Admissions for the appropriate form and documentation that will need to be submitted prior to the first day of your first semester.

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    Attended Colorado High School for Three Years

    A student who meets the below criteria is eligible for in-state tuition classification. This includes U.S. Citizens, permanent residents and students without lawful immigration status. A student can qualify for resident tuition regardless of emancipation, parent domicile or parent citizenship.

    • Enrolled for at least three years at a public/private Colorado high school immediately preceding graduation or earning a GED
    • Admission into Colorado institution of higher education/attends a reciprocal program within 12 months of high school graduation or earning a GED
    • Students without lawful immigration status are required to submit an affidavit (onetime on the COF website) stating that the student has applied for lawful presence or will apply as soon as he or she is eligible to do so. Once you have been admitted to CSU Pueblo and have completed the COF affidavit please contact the Office of Admissions.

    Students who graduated from a Colorado high school or completed GED prior to September 1, 2013, and were not admitted into a Colorado university or college within 12 months of graduation but meet ALL other eligibility criteria, may qualify for in-state tuition by providing documentation to the school proving that the student has been physically present in Colorado for eighteen months prior to enrolling. Please contact the Office of Admissions if you have questions.

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    Colorado Employment and relocation by parents of dependent student

    In-state student status can be granted to a child who moves to Colorado during their senior year of high school as the result of their parent or legal guardian taking a job that requires relocating to Colorado. The child must be a legal resident of the US and must have moved with their parents or legal guardian to CO during their senior year of high school and then graduated from a CO public high school. Please contact the Office of Admissions for the appropriate form and documentation that will need to be submitted prior to the first day of your first semester.

Special Tuition Programs

Learn more about the requirements and additional information about special tuition programs you may be eligible for.

ASSET In-State Tuition Rate

Get a quality education, despite your documentation status thanks to the ASSET bill.

International Visas

Discover the immigrant, non-immigrant and resident alien qualifications.

Military Members and Their Dependents

See tuition rate information and qualifications for active-duty armed forces members.

Olympic Verification

Learn about the opportunities for using your athletic skills to get in-state tuition rates.

Veterans and Dependents

Find out how to get an in-state tuition exception as a veteran from Colorado.

Western Undergraduate Exchange

Learn about tuition rates for non-Colorado residents.

Western Regional Graduate Program

Find out how to get discounted graduate student tuition rates through the WRGP.

New Mexico Reciprocity

See if you qualify for reduced rates equal to in-state tuition if you’re from New Mexico.

Summer 2022

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$500 Scholarship Opportunity

Advising for summer courses is open. New and current students are eligible for a $500 summer scholarship if enrolled in 9 or more summer credits. 

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Registration is Open

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Registration for both summer and fall courses is open for continuing students. Students can register for classes in self-service Banner or reference the following instructions and resources.

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