Veterans

Honorably discharged members of the Armed Forces moving permanently to Colorado qualify for in-state tuition. Dependents of veterans are eligible for in-state tuition classification if the dependent has completed two years of high school in Colorado. Contact Admissions for required documentation and forms.

GI Promise-Honorably Discharged Veterans

All honorably discharged veterans 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 his or her 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 complete GI Promise eligibility document.

  • Proof of intent: a Colorado driver’s license or Colorado state ID card and a housing contract, lease agreement, or mortgage.

A residency 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. 

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 CSU Pueblo 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 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 service member’s death in the line of duty following a period of active duty service of 90 days or more.

Necessary documents for review under Section 702 classification are:

  • Most recent DD-214, Member 4 for the veteran who earned the GI Bill entitlement to be used.

Additionally, students must enroll at Colorado State University Pueblo within three years of their transferor's discharge from active duty. Students are not eligible if they are still on active duty.