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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:

    Student Financial Services

    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 within 15 business days of the request unless special arrangements are made with the Tuition Classification Officer.

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 Student Financial Services 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 Student Financial Services 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 Petitionpetitioner will be notified of decision before semester begins) Deadline to Submit Petition Domicile Must Be Established by this Date Domicile Year
Spring  2015 Nov 3, 2014 Dec 5, 2014 Dec 12, 2014 Jan 20, 2014 Jan 20, 2014 -
Jan 20, 2015
Summer 2015 April 1, 2015 May 1, 2015 May 15, 2015 June 15, 2014 June 15, 2014 -
June 15, 2015
Fall      2015 April 8, 2014 July 10, 2015 July 24, 2015 Aug 24, 2014 Aug 24, 2014 -
Aug 24, 2015
Spring  2016 Nov 2, 2015 Dec 4, 2015 Dec 11, 2015 Jan 19, 2015 Jan 19, 2015 -
Jan 19, 2016
Summer 2016 March 1, 2016 April 1, 2016 April 15, 2016 May 16, 2015 May 16, 2015 -
May 16, 2016

- 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 2015 February 4, 2015 January 20, 2014 Jan 20, 2014 -
Jan 20, 2015
Fall 2015 Sept 9, 2015 Aug 24, 2014 Aug 24, 2014 -
Aug 24, 2015
Spring 2016 Feb 3, 2016 Jan 19, 2015 Jan 19, 2015 -
Jan 19, 2016
Fall 2016 Sept 7, 2016 Aug 22, 2015 Aug 22, 2015 -
Aug 22, 201

*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 Student Financial Services, Centennial Hall, (970) 491-6321. Petitions must be submitted by the end of course add/course drop for the semester.