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Introduction

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

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

  • Attend a residency orientation 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
Petitioning for Colorado State Residency

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 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.

Note: The information contained in this website is considered to be general guidance and is not legal advice. Refer to the State Statute to view the actual law.