Active-duty members of the armed forces of the United States and Canada on duty station in Colorado are eligible for in-state tuition exception, regardless of Colorado domicile or length of residence in Colorado. The military member must have active-duty status and report to a duty station in Colorado. This must be certified by their military education officer. Active-duty military on TDY (temporary duty) in Colorado are not eligible for the College Opportunity Fund and once the temporary assignment in Colorado ends; the student is no longer entitled to in-state tuition status, unless the student would qualify for in-state tuition under another basis. To request in-state tuition exception for an admitted student, the Military Tuition Adjustment Request Form must be completed and submitted 30 days prior to the first day of classes. Link to Forms and Publications for the Military Tuition Adjustment Form.
Dependents of members of the armed forces which includes the spouse of a member of the armed services who was the member’s spouse at the time that the member was stationed in Colorado and at the time the spouse is requesting in-state tuition classification, as well as any child under the age of twenty-two born to or legally adopted by the member of the armed forces who enrolls in a public institution of higher education within twelve years after the member was stationed in Colorado. To request in-state tuition exception for an admitted student, the military member must complete and submit the Military Tuition Adjustment Request Form 30 days prior to the first day of classes. Link to Forms and Publications for the Military Tuition Adjustment Form.
- After qualifying as an in-state student, a member of the armed forces on active duty, or a spouse or dependent of a member of the armed forces, shall not lose his/her in-state status if the member of the armed forces retires or separates from the military.
- A member of the armed forces or his/her dependent who obtains in-state status based on a temporary assignment to duty in Colorado shall not be eligible to receive a College Opportunity Fund stipend unless that student is eligible under another provision of statute.
- Interpretation on “moving to Colorado on a permanent change-of-station basis” includes two components: permanent assignment to a Colorado base; and maintenance of a full-time, principal residence in Colorado. It must be noted, however, that qualification for in-state status due to “permanent change-of-station basis” does not automatically confer domicile.
- If you are a financial aid recipient, your cost of attendance has been greatly reduced and your financial aid will be adjusted. You will no longer be eligible for scholarships based on being a non-resident.