In-State Tuition for Military Members

Active-Duty Military Members Stationed in Colorado
Active-duty members of the armed forces of the United States and Canada on duty station in Colorado, along with their dependents, are eligible for in-state tuition, regardless of Colorado domicile or length of residence in Colorado. The military member must have active-duty status and report to a duty station in Colorado. This must be certified by their military education officer.

Active-Duty Military Members Stationed Outside Colorado
To retain Colorado domicile during an absence from Colorado due to military orders, military members must maintain Colorado as their legal residence for tax purposes and voter registration.

Individuals domiciled in Colorado for one year prior to enlisting in active-duty service who return permanently to Colorado within 6 months of discharge from the military are eligible for in-state tuition.

Colorado National Guard
Members of the Colorado National Guard and their dependents qualify for in-state tuition if the member maintains his or her sole residence in Colorado. This includes having Colorado State taxes withheld from wages, leasing or owning property in Colorado, and maintaining Colorado vehicle registration, Colorado driver's license, and Colorado voter's registration.

Honorably Discharged Veterans
All honorably discharged veterans who show established domicile in Colorado immediately preceding the start of the semester, regardless of length of time, shall be granted in-state tuition.  Established residency can be documented by:

  • Copy of signed lease agreement or rent receipts
  • Copy of homeowner warranty deed or tax liability statement
  • Colorado state identification or driver’s license
  • Colorado vehicle registration
Contact the Office of Admission at 970-247-7184 or admission@fortlewis.edu for additional information.
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