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In-state classification requires a domicile in Colorado for 12 months on or prior to the first day of classes of each semester. "Domicile" is the term used to describe the place where a person has chosen to make a permanent and fixed home. Domicile is made up of two components: physical presence and evidence of intent. Both physical presence and evidence of intent must be established to begin the domicile year.
A domicile year is 12 months on or prior to the first day of classes for each semester. To begin the domicile year, a qualified person must reside in Colorado, with the intent to permanently live in the state.
Physical presence is the actual place where a person has established a permanent legal residence. Proof of physical presence can be lease agreements, rent receipts, home ownership or a notarized statement from a landlord.
Evidence of Domiciliary Intent: Qualified Person/Emancipated Minor
12-month Domicile Period
In-state classification requires domicile, or legal residence, in Colorado at least one year before the first day of class for the semester for which you are petitioning. Depending on if you meet the definition of a "qualified student", this 12-month period may apply either to you or to your parent(s). The only exception provided by statute to this 12-month domicile period is for active duty military personnel on permanent duty stationed in Colorado