New Requirements

SB 08-079 Implications for Tuition Classification

Effective August 5, 2008

S.B. 08-079 In-state tuition - U.S. citizen - attended high school in Colorado - GED in Colorado - appropriation. Provides that the following students who are United States citizens are entitled to receive in-state classification for purposes of tuition if:

  • A student graduated from a Colorado high school and attended high school in the state for three years immediately prior to enrolling in a Colorado institution of higher education; or
  • A student completed a general equivalency diploma in Colorado and resided in the state for at least three years immediately prior to enrolling in a Colorado institution of higher education.

This provision provides an additional option for a student seeking to be classified as an in-state student for tuition purposes. This provision should not be interpreted to impose additional requirements upon a student seeking to be classified as an in-state student for tuition purposes under any tuition classification provision.


HB 09-1039 Implications for Tuition Classification

Effective August 5, 2009

H.B. 09-1039 Concerning In-state Tuition Classification for Honorably Discharged Military
Veterans

Beginning with the fall semester of FY 2009-10, this legislation requires that state institutions of higher education charge resident tuition rates to honorably discharged veterans. State institutions of higher education may also extend the resident rate to spouses and dependents of veterans. This legislation will allow for:

  • Honorably discharged veterans who reside in Colorado and maintain a permanent home in Colorado to be classified as residents.
  • An honorably discharged veteran who moves into the state after leaving the armed forces will no longer have to wait 12 months after relocating to obtain the resident tuition rate.
  • Enlisted members of the military who are currently stationed in Colorado and receive the resident tuition rate for themselves or their dependents will be able to continue to pay resident tuition rates if they leave the military. Previously, military personnel who separated from the military were reclassified as a nonresident and had to wait 12 months to reestablish residency.

Students who receive resident tuition classification as a result of this legislation are not counted as resident students for any other purpose; however, beginning with the fall semester of FY 2011-12, these students shall be eligible to receive a stipend from the College Opportunity Fund.


Archived New Requirements for FY 2008 and Prior