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Students

CSU students count!

March 3, 2010

The 2010 Census is coming this spring, and everyone in the United States -- citizens and noncitizens -- must be counted where they live on Census Day, April 1.

Why it's important

Census data affects students because it is the basis for:

  • Federal funding for Transfort, roads, etc.
  • University tuition grant and loan programs
  • Fair-market rents and fair loan practices
  • Helping employers better understand where to recruit the next generation of workers
  • Determining how many seats each state will have in the U.S. House of Representatives
  • University students and professors use census data for reports and research

Census Form is on its way

Living off campus

A census form will arrive by mail at your on-campus residence in mid-March. Complete one form for the entire residence and return it in the envelope provided.

Living in a residence hall

Your residence hall adviser will provide you with a census form.

Living in a Greek house

You will receive an individual form in the mail. Complete the form and return it in the envelope provided.

Living with your parents

You should not complete a census form if you reside full-time in your parents’ household and commute to school.

Takes only 10 minutes

One of the shortest forms in history, the 2010 Census takes about 10 minutes to complete.

Confidentiality

By law, the Census Bureau cannot share your answers with anyone, including other federal agencies and law enforcement.

For more details: www.colostate.edu/census

It’s easy. It’s important. It’s confidential. Stand up and be counted!