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Active Military

  • U.S. Military Active Duty Member

    A military member who is on active duty with a permanent change of station (PCS) or is on temporary duty (TDY) in Colorado on the first day of class for the applicable term is eligible for in-state tuition.

    Once qualified as a resident student, the member does not lose eligibility if the member retires or separates from the military, nor does the member lose resident status by reason of presence in any state or country while a member of the armed forces.

    Complete the Military Tuition Waiver Request form. If the military member is a veteran, please see the Veteran information page

    Active Duty personnel is:

    • if PCS, eligible for the College Opportunity Fund (separate application required),
    • if TDY, not eligible for the College Opportunity Fund,
    • not eligible for residenct financial aid
  • U.S. Military Active Duty Dependent

    A dependent of an active-duty military member currently stationed in Colorado must:

    • be a dependent of an active-duty military member currently stationed (PCS) in Colorado,
    • be a dependent at the time the member is stationed in Colorado, and
    • if a child dependent, be biological or legally adopted.

    A dependent of a current or former military member not stationed in Colorado must:

    • enroll in a Colorado institution of higher education within 12 years after the member was active duty and stationed (PCS) any length of time in Colorado,
    • if a child dependent, be biological or legally adopted, and
    • if a spouse, have been married to the military member at the time the member was stationed in Colorado and at the time the spouse is requesting resident tuition classification.

    Complete the Military Tuition Waiver Request form. If the military member is a veteran, please see the Veteran information page

    The military dependent is:

    • eligible for the College Opportunity Fund (separate application required), and
    • not eligible for resident financial aid.
  • Colorado National Guard

    Colorado National Guard Members
    Members of the Colorado National Guard (and their dependents) qualify for resident tuition if the Guard member maintains his or her sole residence in Colorado.

    The Guard member must have been a member of the Colorado National Guard by the first day of class for the applicable academic term.

    Colorado National Guard status must be verified each term by the military installation using the National Guard Waiver.

    The Guard member and/or dependent is:

    • eligible for the College Opportunity Fund (separate application required), and
    • not eligible for resident financial aid.
  • Canadian Military Active Duty

    Active Duty member must:

    • be stationed in Colorado with permanant change of station (PCS) orders, and
    • have physical residence in Colorado.

    Child dependents and spouses must:

    • have physical residence in Colorado, and
    • provide evidence that they are the military member's spouse or their biological or legally adopted child.

    Complete the Military Tuition Waiver Request form.

  • 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
    • Members of the Canadian Military stationed in Colorado