To qualify for resident tuition, students must have been domiciled in Colorado for at least one year prior to the first day of the semester that they will seek residency. Residency classification for non-emancipated students under age 23 is determined based on the residency of their parents or legal guardians.
Initial residency classification is based on the answers a student provides to the residency questions on the admissions application.
This procedure is for students who were classified as a non-resident and are correcting mistakes from their application or are submitting clarifying information to change the initial residency classification. Note: Students who have attended a prior term as a non-resident, cannot change residency with a "correction" form. If you have attended a prior term as a non-resident, please see "Petition to Change Tuition Classification" below.
Requested information for correcting initial residency classification may include (but is not limited to) submitting the following:
The petition to change tuition classification (i.e. Residency Petition) is for students who have been attending PPCC as a non-resident for one or more semesters, believe that their residency classification has changed (i.e. they now meet the statutory requirements for receiving in-state tuition rates), and now wish to prove eligibility for in-state classification.
Any student who is denied in-state tuition classification by the institution may appeal the decision. Each institution has a process to appeal the decision of the Tuition Classification Officer. The individual is notified of the decision made by the appeals panel and reasons why the petition was approved or denied. The decision of the appeals panel is final and will not be overturned by the Colorado Department of Higher Education (CCCS SP 4-40).
Use this form if you have attended PPCC in a prior term as a non-resident and you believe you may now meet residency requirements. If this form doesn't load the first time you try, please refresh the page and try again or try another browser.
You may also use this form if you are under 23 and have not attended PPCC but you are seeking emancipation from your parents for tuition classification purposes. To qualify as emancipated, students must be able to demonstrate financial independence without support from their parents. If you are independently supporting yourself, please complete this petition for our review. Your parent will need to complete the Parental Statement for Minor Claiming Emancipation and get it notarized. This form and other supporting documents can be uploaded through the residency petition link above.
If you have attended classes at PPCC as a non-resident in a prior term, do not use this form. Use this form if you have NOT previously attended classes at PPCC as a non-resident and you believe your residency determination is in error. You may also use this form if information was missing from your initial admissions application. If this form doesn't load the first time you try, please refresh the page and try again or try another browser.
For any questions, please e-mail Residency@ppcc.edu.
Include your student number with all correspondence and forms.