A student who does not have lawful immigration status may be classified as an in-state student for tuition purposes if:
- The student attended high school in Colorado for at least 3 years immediately preceding the date the student graduates from a Colorado high school or earns a GED;
- The student is admitted to a Colorado institution of higher education or attends any institution of higher education under a reciprocity agreement within 12 months of high school graduation or earning a GED; and
- The student submits an affidavit thru the COF application process stating that the student does not have lawful immigration status but has applied for lawful presence or will apply as soon as the student is eligible.
Graduate applicants must meet the above requirements and must be continually pursuing college-level course work after graduating from a Colorado high school.
Additionally, a student who does not have lawful immigration status and graduated from a Colorado high school or earned a GED prior to September 1, 2013, but was not admitted to a Colorado institution within 12 months of graduating or earning a GED may nonetheless be qualified as an in-state student if the student has been continuously physically present in Colorado for at least 18 months prior to enrolling in a Colorado institution. Students applying under ASSET must complete a Colorado ASSET form, available from Admissions.