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23 Years of Age or Older

Students over the age of 23 the day before classes begin must use their information (except where noted).

Qualifications:

  • Student must have domicile in Colorado for 12-months preceding the first day of classes.
    • Evidence of physical presence in Colorado that includes but is not limited to Lease Contract, Mortgage Contract, Property Deed, Utility Bill and/or Bank Statements.
    • Evidence of intent to remain in Colorado that includes but is not limited to Identification or Driver’s License, Motor Vehicle Record, Voter Registration, Employment Letter and/or Income Tax Returns.


 


Exceptions for students over the age of 23 are listed below.

If you fit in any of the options below, please select the drop down menu to read more.


The Advancing Students for a Stronger Economy Tomorrow (ASSET, 2013) bill was signed into law at MSU Denver in 2013. Under this bill, U.S. Citizens, Permanent Residents and students without lawful immigration status who meet MSU Denver’s admission requirements and the necessary qualifications outlined below are eligible for in-state tuition.

Qualifications:
  • Have been physically present for the 12 months immediately prior to the start of the semester.
  • Have attended a public or private high school in Colorado for at least three years immediately before graduating high school or obtaining a GED.
Steps:
  • Submit completed residency change request (see forms and deadlines) using student’s information.
  • Submit your official High School transcript to the Office of Admissions.
  • Students without lawful immigration status:
    • Must be admitted to a Colorado college or university within 12 months of graduation from a Colorado high school or completion of a Colorado GED OR show continuous physical presence in Colorado for 18 months.
    • Apply for the College Opportunity Fund (COF) and complete the affidavit indicating that you have applied for legal presence or will apply as soon as you are eligible to do so.

Additional information can be found at College in Colorado: Colorado ASSET. 

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA, 2012) is a federal program that is not directly tied to education but allows students without lawful status to gain in-state tuition as long as they meet the necessary qualifications as outlined below.

Qualifications:

Student must have lived in Colorado for 12 months preceding the first day of classes and be able to prove that Colorado is their home of permanent residence

  • Student has a valid approved DACA status that was issued at least 12-months prior to the first day of classes.
  • Evidence of intent to remain in Colorado met (ties to Colorado).
Steps:
  • Submit completed residency change request (see forms and deadlines) using student’s information.
  • Provide proof of valid status.
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