Deadlines, Process and Forms

Deadline Information

The submission period and deadline dates to submit a Petition for In-State Tuition Classification are published several years in advance. These are very strict deadlines for submission. Only under exceptional circumstances may petitions be accepted up to the first day of the semester.

Completed petitions and required documentation may be submitted to the Office of the Registrar as early as 90 days prior to the term for which the individual desires a change in classification, but no later than the published deadline for that term ( 2 weeks prior to the first day of classes).

Specific deadlines for the upcoming terms are listed below:

Residency Deadlines

*If you anticipate receiving financial aid for the semester you are petitioning for resident tuition, it is recommended that you submit your petition no later than 60 days before the term. This will enable your financial aid to be processed and credited to your account by the time the term begins.

Completed forms along with all supporting documentation can be submitted at the Registrar’s Office in Carter Hall 3002, or mailed to:

Registrar’s Office
Attn: Tuition Classification Officer
University of Northern Colorado
Campus Box 50
Greeley, CO 80639

Make sure your signature is notarized. There are Notary Publics available in the Registrar's Office.

Petitions are generally reviewed within 2-3 weeks and petitioners are notified of the decision by mail. If additional information is required, the petitioner will be emailed at his or her BearMail address.

Decisions made by the Tuition Classification Officer may be appealed to the Tuition Classification Appeal Panel. Appeals must be made in writing within ten business days after the date the denial letter was mailed to the petitioner.

The decision made by the Tuition Classification Appeal Panel is final.

The tuition classification statute places the burden of proof upon the petitioner to provide clear and convincing evidence of eligibility and to meet the required deadlines. Tuition classification decisions are not transferable from one institution to another.


Residency Self-Test

Emancipation Self-Test

Petition Forms/Information

UNC Tuition Classification General Information

UNC Petition for In-State Tuition Classification Form

UNC Minor Emancipation Claim Form


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