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Veterans

As a veteran you may be eligible for in-state tuition as soon as you arrive and establish Colorado as your permanent docmicile if you were honorably discharged from the Armed Forces. 

For further information regarding Active Military Personnel, and members of the Colorado National Guard, please refer to the Active Military Residency page

  • GI Promise - Honorably Discharge Veterans

    All honorably discharged veterans and their dependents who show established domicile in Colorado immediately preceding the start of the semester, regardless of length of time, shall be granted in-state tuition.

    The veteran can also petition for this benefit for their spouse and dependent if the veteran established domicile in Colorado. A dependent is an unmarried undergraduate student and under the age of 23 on or before the first day of class. Honorable discharge status must be verified using the Honorably Discharged Veteran In-State Tuition Application form.

  • Veteran Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014 (Choice Act)

    In August 2014 Congress passed the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014. Section 702 of the “Choice Act” requests that UNC provide in-state residency for tuition purposes to veterans and their family members using the Post 9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33) or the Active Duty Montgomery GI Bill (Chapter 30) for terms that begin after July 1, 2015 (re-authorized July 1, 2017) with the following qualifying circumstances:.

    • A Veteran who lives in the state in which the institution of higher learning is located (regardless of his/her formal state of residence) and enrolls in the school within three years of discharge from a period of active duty service of 90 days or more; 
    • A spouse or child using transferred benefits who lives in the state in which the institution of higher learning is located (regardless of his/her formal state of residence) and enrolls in the school within 3 years of the transferor’s discharge from a period of active duty service of 90 days or more; 
    • A spouse or child using benefits under the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship who lives in the state in which the institution of higher learning is located (regardless of his/her formal state of residence) and enrolls in the school within three years of the servicemember’s death in the line of duty following a period of active duty service of 90 days or more.
    • Anyone using transferred Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits who live in the state in which the institution of higher learning is located and the transferor is a member of the uniformed service who is serving on active duty. 

    Required documents for application for Section 702 classification are:

    • Most recent DD-214, Member Copy 4 for the veteran who earned the GI Bill entitlement to be used or copy of active duty member's military ID (front and back) and;
    • Certificate of Eligibility (COE) showing eligibility for either Chapter 33 (Post 9/11) or Chapter 30 (GI Bill)
    • Completed Section 702 Residency Application Form and; 
    • Proof of an Colorado address, such as a housing contract, lease agreement, or mortgage.

    A residence determination cannot be made until all supporting documents have been received.  Once a covered individual is determined to have met the qualifications for in-state residence, this person will retain his or her status as long as he or she remains continuously enrolled in the institution. 

    Visit the link for more information regarding the Section 702 Veterans Choice Act.

  • Qualifying Armed Forces

    Qualifying active-duty armed forces include:

    • United States Army
    • United States Navy
    • United States Air Force
    • United States Marine Corps
    • United States Coast Guard
    • United States Public Health Service
    • United States NOAA Corps