Determining Residency Status

Your residency status can have a significant effect on your tuition costs. Colorado residents are eligible to receive tuition costs credits from the Colorado College Opportunity Fund, (COF). To be considered a Colorado resident, a student must live in Colorado for one year or more immediately preceding the first day of classes. For students under the age of 23, residency is based on the residency of the parent. If a student is an emancipated minor, residency will be determined apart from the parents. Some of the documentation used to determine residency includes:

  • Owning your primary residential home in Colorado
  • Payment of Colorado State Income Tax
  • Colorado Vehicle Registration
  • Colorado Driver’s License
  • Permanent Employment in Colorado
  • Voter Registration
  • Graduation from a Colorado High School

The determination of a student’s residency status is determined under Colorado Residency Laws.

If you feel your residency for tuition purposes is incorrect, please completed the petition for in-state tuition and return it to the Admissions and Records Office.

Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)

You may be eligible for a reduction in tuition through the Western Undergraduate Exchange program. CNCC requires that first time students have a cumulative high school GPA of 2.0 or higher, as documented by submission of the students official high school transcript. Transfer students must also have a cumulative GPA of 2.0, as documented by submission of transcripts from all previously attended colleges. To be eligible you must be a resident of Alaska, Arizona, California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. WUE is not available for the following programs: Dental Hygiene, Nursing, National Park Ranger Service Academy, or CCCOnline. Applications for WUE are for two academic years. Submit applications to the Admissions and Records Office.

WUE Application Form

Rangely Junior College District

Residents of the Rangely Junior College District may be eligible for a significant tuition buy-down. Provided in-state requirements have been met, establishment of bona-fide, permanent residence in the Rangely Junior College District for six consecutive months.Things that demonstrate permanent residence are employment, the student/parent ownership pf property or a business within the Collage District with the expectation of continuing residency on a year-round basis. Residency of un-emancipated minors shall be that of the head of the family. Student employment or temporary work is not considered as criteria in establishing residency for tuition purposes.

Please contact the Admissions and Records Office for more information and to apply.

Moffat County Affiliated Junior College District

Residents of Moffat County may be eligible for a significant tuition buy-down. Provided in-state requirements have been met, establishment of bona-fide, permanent residence in the Moffat County Junior College District for six consecutive months. Things that demonstrate permanent residence are employment, the student/parent ownership of property or a business within the College District with the expectation of continuing residency on a year-round basis. Residency of un-emancipated minors shall be that of the head of the family. Student employment or temporary work is not considered as criteria in establishing residency for tuition purposes.

Please contact the Admissions and Records Office for more information and to apply.

Veterans

Honorably discharged service members, discharged within the last three years, need to submit a copy of their DD 214 to the VA certifying official and to Admissions and Records to obtain residency status. The DD 214 must state “Honorably Discharged” at the bottom of the form.

Currently CNCC has approval to offer online or virtual courses in the following states:

Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming and Utah

CNCC is currently not authorized to offer online or virtual courses in the following states:

Kentucky, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.

If you reside in an “unauthorized” state and plan to take distance education classes, please note that we are not authorized or exempted to offer distance education classes or programs to you as a resident of an “unauthorized” state.

Questions or Concerns:

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Registrar

Kelly Scott

Phone: (970) 675-3273