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Residency Classification in Colorado

Residency Classification in Colorado

Introduction

Your initial residency classification at Colorado State University-Pueblo is determined by the Office of Admissions based on information you provide in the Residency Section of the CSU-Pueblo Admissions Application.

Colorado residency for tuition purposes for the state of Colorado 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 residency decision made at one Colorado institution is non-transferable to other Colorado institutions. Colorado State University-Pueblo must apply the rules set forth in the residency statutes and is not free to make exceptions to the rules except as specifically permitted by State Law.

Changing your residency status

New or readmit students

If you disagree with the residency decision made by the Office of Admissions, you may ask to have your classification reconsidered, if you submit additional information proving your domicile prior to the first day of your first semester of classes. Your first step will be to submit the Residency Information Form. If your residency status remains unchanged, you may ask the Tuition Classification Officer for additional options specific to your situation.

Continuing Students

Once you have begun your first semester at CSU-Pueblo, you are required to submit a petition to have your classification reconsidered. Your initial residency classification remains unless you meet the domicile requirements for Colorado residency, you submit a Petition for In-State Tuition Classification which supports your domicile, and your petition is approved. Students enrolled in online programs through the Office of Extended Studies may be eligible for an exception to this requirement; contact the Office of Admissions for additional information.

If you have been classified as a non-resident and believe you qualify for Colorado residency, it is important to do the following:

  • Meet with the Tuition Classification Officer, Jon Valdez 719.549.2997, to learn further information on tuition classification requirements and the petition process
  • Obtain a Petition for In-State Tuition Classification
  • Submit a completed petition by the deadline
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