Admissions & Records
Residency

Determination of Residence Status for Tuition Purposes

To be considered a Colorado resident for tuition purposes, a student must be domiciled 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. The determination of a student's residency status is determined under State Law Title 23, Article 7, Colorado Revised Statutes 1973, as amended. A student's residency is determined before or at the time of registration. If, at a later date, the student thinks that the residency status is no longer correct, he or she may petition for a change of residency status.

Petitions should be submitted to the Registrar's Office no later than one month prior to the first day of registration of the semester in which a student wishes to change. Any student who is denied residency after petitioning may appeal that decision. The appeal must be submitted to the Registrar's Office no later than two weeks after the negative decision has been sent to the student. A Residence Classification Appeals Board will meet to make the residence determination. The decision rendered by the appeals board is the final College determination.
Members of the armed forces, their spouse, and dependent children whose permanent duty station is in Colorado will be charged in-state tuition, even if the permanent duty station changes, as long as the student (armed forces member, their spouse, or dependent child) is continually enrolled in classes.

Questions regarding residence (tuition) status should be referred only to the Registrar or Department of Student Services. Opinions of others are not official or binding upon the institution. Residency of un-emancipated minors shall be that of the head of the family.

Determination of 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, or Wyoming. WUE is not available for the following programs: Dental Hygiene, Nursing, National Park Ranger Service Academy, or CCCOnline. WUE Form

Determination of Residency for Rangely Junior College District Status

Provided in-state requirements have been met, establishment of bona-fide residence within the Rangely Junior College District requires that a person be employed within the district on a full-time basis for six consecutive months, and 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 should not be considered as criteria in establishing residency for tuition purposes.

Determination of Residency for Moffat County Affiliated Junior College District Status

Provided in-state requirements have been met, establishment of a bona-fide residence within the Moffat County Affiliated Junior College district requires that a person resides within the District on a full-time basis for six consecutive months with the expectation of continuing residency. Residency of un-emancipated minors shall be that of the head of the family.

Petition for In-State Tuition