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Petition Process and Deadlines

Steps in the Petitioning Process:

  • Attend a residency orientation to obtain detailed information regarding Colorado residency requirements, the petitioning process, petitioning deadlines, and to obtain a “Petition for In-State Tuition Classification.”

  • Complete the “Petition for In-State Tuition Classification” and attach all required documentation. The burden of proof to provide clear and convincing evidence of eligibility for Colorado residency is on the petitioner.

  • We recommend you submit your completed petition by the Priority Deadline to Submit Petition. Petitions must be submitted no later than the deadline date.

  • Turn in or mail petitions to:

    Office of Financial Aid

    Centennial Hall

    Colorado State University

    Fort Collins, CO 80523

  • Mailed petitions must be postmarked by the deadline date.

  • Petitions may also be faxed to:  970-491-5010 (Emancipation petition may not be faxed)

  • Completed petitions that include all required documentation will be reviewed within 4-6 weeks.

  • You will receive your decision by mail or CSU email.

  • To avoid late payment charges, continue to pay the amount due on your University student account by the due dates. If you are determined to be a Colorado resident, your non-resident tuition/fees will be adjusted to the Colorado resident rate. You will be reimbursed if you paid more tuition/fees than are due as a resident.

Any student who provides false information to avoid paying non-resident tuition may be subject to legal and/or disciplinary action.

Petition Review & Decision Process

Completed petitions that include all required documentation will be reviewed and petitioners will be notified of the decision by mail or email within 4-6 weeks after the completed petition is submitted. If additional information is required, the additional information must be submitted by the deadline date given for submitting additional documention.

Decisions made by the Tuition Classification Officer may be appealed to the University’s Residency Appeals Committee. Petitioners who want to appeal the decision must contact the Office of Financial Aid no later than two weeks (10 business days) after the date the denial letter was mailed to the petitioner. The decision of the Residency Appeals Committee is the final University determination for that semester.

Petition Deadlines

Submit completed petitions to the Office of Financial Aid no later than the published deadline date for the semester for which you are petitioning. Mailed petitions must be postmarked by the deadline date.

Petitions will not be accepted after the published deadline date. Incomplete petitions will not be accepted and/or reviewed and your tuition classification and tuition assessment will remain non-resident for that term. Residency statutes do not permit retroactive tuition re-classification.

- Petition Deadlines for Students Admitted to a Degree Program

 
Semester First Date to Submit Petition Priority Deadline to Submit Petition. (Petitioner will be notified of decision before semester begins) Deadline to Submit Petition Domicile Must Be Established by this Date Domicile Year
Spring 2017 Nov 1, 2016 Dec 2,  2016 Dec 9, 2016 Jan 17, 2016 Jan 17, 2016 -   Jan 17, 2017
Summer 2017 March 1, 2017 April 1, 2017 April 14, 2017 May 15, 2016 May 15, 2016 -
May 15, 2017
Fall 2017 April 3, 2017 June 23, 2017 July 21, 2017 Aug 21, 2016 Aug 21, 2016 -  Aug 21, 2017
Spring 2018 Nov 1, 2017 Dec 1, 2017 Dec 8, 2017 Jan 16, 2017 Jan 16, 2017 -   Jan 16, 2018
Summer 2018 March 1, 2018         April 2, 2018 April 13, 2018 May 14, 2017 May 14, 2017 -
May 14, 2018

- Petition Deadlines for Students Enrolled in the GUEST Program

 
Semester Deadline Date to Submit Petition* Domicile Must Be Established by This Date Domicile Year
Spring 2017 Feb 1, 2017 Jan 17, 2016 Jan 17, 2016 - Jan 17, 2017
Fall 2017 Sept 6. 2017 Aug 21, 2016 Aug 21, 2016 - Aug 21. 2017
Spring 2018 Jan 31, 2018 Jan 16, 2017 Jan 16, 2017 - Jan 16, 2018
Fall 2018 Sept 5, 2018 Aug 20, 2017 Aug 20, 2017 - Aug 20, 2018

*GUEST Students whose applications are processed after the first day of classes for each semester and who want to petition for in-state tuition classification, must contact the Office of Financial Aid, Centennial Hall, (970) 491-6321. Petitions must be submitted by the end of course add/course drop for the semester.