To be considered a Colorado resident, a student (or the student’s parent/legal guardian if the student is under 23), must have lived in the state for the immediate 12 months prior to the start date of the semester and intend to stay for the near future.
Initial residency classification is based on the answers a student provides to the residency questions on the admissions application.
In order to receive a residency decision before a non-refundable bill is issued, a student must provide all requested information prior to the drop date for the earliest part of term they are enrolled. If the student is classified as a non-resident prior to their drop date, they still have the option to drop classes if they choose to avoid non-resident tuition rates.
Students can still submit residency documents after their drop date and up to the start date for the next full term, but if the student is classified as a non-resident after the drop date for their classes, they will be issued a non-refundable tuition bill calculated at non-resident rates.
The FINAL deadline for changes in residency classification, for the term in which the student is seeking reclassification, is no later than the day before the next full term start date.
A student may be eligible for residency if they have attended a Colorado high school
for at least one year preceding the date of graduation and the student has lived in
Colorado for at least 12 consecutive months prior to the start of classes at Pikes
Peak State College.
For any questions, please e-mail Residency@pikespeak.edu.
Include your student number with all correspondence and forms.
Use this form if you have attended PPSC 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 PPSC 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 below.
If you have attended classes at PPSC as a non-resident in a prior term, do not use this form. Use this form if you have NOT previously attended classes at PPSC 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.