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Residency Classification

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Please note: If you are classified as part of the Western Undergraduate  Exchange (WUE) program, you are indicating you are not a Colorado resident and will not establish Colorado residency during your time of attendance at University of Northern Colorado (UNC).  If you plan on establishing your residency in Colorado and would like to petition for in-state benefits at UNC during your time of attendance, it is recommended you do not claim another state as your state of residence.  WUE students who change their residence to Colorado lose their WUE eligibility and must pay as nonresident for one year (i.e. Summer through Spring or Fall through Summer semesters) and do not become eligible for in-state tuition rates until after the one year (12-month) establishing domicile period. Because students under 23 are deemed to have the domicile of their parents, the WUE student seeking to change domicile to Colorado must show either: a change of the parents’ residence; or a change in the student’s residence after emancipation from the parents.

Additional WICHE Information

In-State Residency for Native American Students

According to Colorado Senate Bill SB21-029, section 23-7-112 IV (b) (effective June 28, 2021), "American Indian students who are registered members of a federally recognized American Indian tribe with historical ties to Colorado" (listed below) will be eligible for in-state tuition at Colorado public universities and colleges, beginning fall semester 2021-22.

Colorado Affiliated Tribe In-State Classification Form

Residency Requirements

Find out more about the requirements for establishing residency 

Residency Deadlines

Includes the residency deadlines for the upcoming terms. 

Residency Process and Forms

Information on the process for petitioning of in-state tuition classification and access to required forms

Exception to 1-year Domicile

Learn more about the exceptions to Colorado's 1-year domicile requirements.

Active Military

Learn more about possible exceptions for in-state tuition classification for active military members and their dependents.


Learn more about possible exceptions for in-state tuition classification for veterans and their dependents.


Learn about the Advancing Students for a Stronger Economy Tomorrow (ASSET) and the path to in-state classification. 

International & Non-US Citizens

Learn more about whether International classifications are eligible for in-state residency. 

Residency FAQs

Answers to the most common questions we get about Residency