Proof of Residency
Colorado residents and non-residents may attend Pickens Technical College. Resident classification impacts tuition rate. Students will be classified as an in-state or out-of-state student according to the information on the application for admission. Residency requirements are determined by the Colorado Tuition Classification Law (sections 23-7-101 to 105 of the Colorado Revised Statutes).
To qualify for in-state tuition, a student (or the parents or legal guardian if the student is under 23 years old and not emancipated) must have been domiciled in Colorado for 12 or more continuous months immediately preceding the first day of classes. Domicile for tuition purposes is determined by two factors: the ability to show a permanent place of residence in Colorado, and the ability to demonstrate intent to remain in Colorado. Several ways to prove intent to remain include providing evidence such as:
A. Paying Colorado income taxes.
B. Being permanently employed in Colorado.
C. Owning residential Colorado real estate.
D. Holding a Colorado driver’s license or vehicle registration.
E. Registering to vote.
Any student who has been classified as an “out-of-state resident,” and who believes he/she can qualify as a resident may secure a petition for change of residency status from the Registration Office. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that petitions and all supportive documentation are on file in the Registration Office no later than ten (10) class days after the first day of classes of the semester they wish to receive/change their residency status. The Registration Office cannot assume responsibility for mailed petitions that arrive after the deadline; petitions will not be accepted after the end of the second week of the term.
IMMIGRANT AND NON-IMMIGRANT ALIENS
Immigrant and non-immigrant aliens must show their Resident Alien card or visa to determine residency for tuition purposes.
RESIDENCY APPEAL PROCESS
In cases where the student does not agree with the decision of the tuition classification officer, he/she may request that administration appoint an appeal committee. This appeal committee will review the residency petition and supporting documentation to make a final determination of residency.
Active duty military personnel and their dependents upon moving to Colorado on a permanent-change-of-station (PCS) basis are eligible for resident tuition rates. Before registering at Pickens Technical College, they should contact the nearest Military Education Office in order to complete and have the tuition classification certification form approved by the Education Officer. The form is to be presented at the Registration Office at the time they register for a class.
TABE & TEAS V Exam
To schedule your TABE or TEAS V exam, please call the Registration Office at (303) 344-4910 x 27797.
Letter of Eligibility of VA Benefits
Payment & Financial Aid
Deferred payment is available at the time of registration for tuition in excess of $300. All fees and 50 percent of tuition costs must be paid on the day of registration. The remaining balance is due in two or three installments. A $10 non-refundable processing fee is to cover the cost of handling the deferred payment. An additional $10 non-refundable charge is assessed for each late payment. If a student has incurred a late fee, the student will not be eligible for another deferred payment for the remainder of the school year.
Financial aid at Pickens Technical College is designed to help students who would be unable to attend without assistance. The primary responsibility for meeting the costs of education rests with the individual student. Financial aid funds are available to supplement whatever funds a student can provide. Since requests for assistance usually exceed the availability of funds, students should be aware of procedures and priority dates in order to receive maximum consideration for the funds that are available. You can apply for federal financial aid at https://www.fafsa.ed.gov.