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Immigrant or Resident Noncitizen

  • Individuals who are lawful permanent residents or refugees are eligible to establish domicile for Colorado residency.

  • Individuals who have received their Permanent Resident Card are eligible to establish domicile for Colorado residency.

  • Individuals who have not yet received their Permanent Resident Card, but have filed the Application for Adjustment of Status and been approved, are eligible to establish domicile for Colorado residency. In these cases, the date receipt of this approval letter will be used as the date the petitioner was legally able to establish domicile in Colorado.


Nonimmigrant Noncitizen

  • Individuals classified as nonimmigrant noncitizens by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services typically cannot establish domicile for residency purposes unless they are in Colorado for purposes other than education.

  • Visa-holders in the following categories are not eligible to establish Colorado domicile for residency purposes: F-1, F-2, H-3, M-1, M-2.

  • Visa-holders in the following categories are not eligible to establish Colorado domicile for residency purposes if the visa holder is in Colorado primarily to learn: H-4, J-1, J-2.

  • All other categories of visa-holders may be eligible to establish Colorado domicile for residency purposes. Contact the Office of Financial Aid for more information.