Through ACE and the USOC, eligible Team USA athletes living and training in Colorado and Utah can receive in-state tuition at select public colleges and universities regardless of an individual’s resident status. Read about each state for individual details about eligibility and participating programs. Note: ACE has a long-term goal of nationwide in-state tuition for Team USA athletes and is working diligently to expand the program to other states.  Refer to this page to see the most up-to-date list of states with Team USA in-state tuition programs.

 

Contact Megan Psyllos for questions and eligibility

PARTICIPATING PROGRAMS

COLORADO

Signed in April 2017, House Bill 1081 allows state-supported institutions to offer in-state tuition to Team USA athletes who train in Colorado, regardless of permanent residency. To be eligible, athletes must participate in a Colorado-based elite-level training program that is approved by both the United States Olympic Committee and a National Governing Body of an Olympic, Paralympic, Pan American or Parapan American sport.

Participating Schools

  • University of Colorado Boulder
  • University of Colorado Colorado Springs
  • CSU – Pueblo
  • Pikes Peak Community College
  • Metropolitan State University Schools

UTAH

State-supported institutions offer in-state tuition to Team USA athletes who live and train in Utah, regardless of their permanent residency. To be eligible, athletes must participate in a Utah-based elite-level training program that is approved by both the USOC and a national governing body.

Participating Schools

  • University of Utah
  • Utah State
  • Salt Lake City Community College

HOW TO APPLY

Athletes must apply for the in-state tuition classification each semester they enroll in classes.

Their athletic eligibility will be reviewed by their NGB and ACE each time they submit a form.

  1. Register with ACE
  2. Visit your school's residency page to download the appropriate “Team USA In-State Tuition Athlete Verification Form” 
  3. Fill out the “Student Information” section before sending to your NGB for approval. If you do not know who your NGB contact is, send your form to ACE.edu@usoc.org
  4. Send your completed form to ACE.edu@usoc.org to sign and approve. ACE will send your completed form to your school 
  5. Review your school's residency page for due dates

 

ELIGIBILITY

To apply for in-state tuition, athletes must currently participate in a Colorado-based elite-level training program that is approved by both the United States Olympic Committee and a National Governing Body of an Olympic, Paralympic, Pan American or Parapan American sport. This includes at least ONE of the following criteria:

  • Active Olympian/Paralympian
  • USOC Direct Athlete Support recipient
  • Elite Athlete Health Insurance recipient
  • Senior World Championship medalist
  • Current Senior National team member
  • Senior World Cup participant
  • Pan/Parapan American Games participant
  • Current Junior National team member
  • OTC resident athlete
  • National player pool (as verified by their NGB) 
  • Earned a medal in Junior or U-23 World Championships in past two (2) years 


 

Questions? Contact Megan Psyllos, Athlete Career Coach with the USOC