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Main Campus

2801 W. Bancroft St, MS 519

Toledo, OH 43606-3390

Phone: 419.530.2941

Fax: 419.530.2942

reslife@utoledo.edu

Residency Exemption Request

All direct from high school students who live outside of a 25 mile radius from main campus are required to live on-campus for their first two years.  There are instances in which the University might grant an exemption from this policy to students.  You may request a residency exemption by following the steps below.  Submitting an application and review by a committee does not guarantee an exemption.  The application should be filled out thoroughly and include any documentation to support your exemption request.

The application consists of three pages, and includes an option to upload any required or supporting documents.  Please be thorough with the documents you submit as they will influence the decision of the review committee.  Once the application is complete, you will receive a confirmation e-mail.

Your request will be reviewed by a committee comprised of a representative from each the following offices:

  • Admissions
  • Residence Life
  • Financial Aid
  • Loans and Special Accounts
  • International Student Admissions

Students can expect to receive a communication through their official University e-mail account with the committee's decision, or a request for additional documentation, within five business days.  All committee decisions are final. 

Exemption request for the Fall 2018/Spring 2019 semesters will be reviewed starting late October.

To complete a residency exemption application click here.

Exemptions

Some examples of qualifying residency exemptions include:

  • Student has lived on campus for four semesters
  • Student is commuting from a permanent home address within 25 miles of UT's main campus (must provide documentation which shows family has moved within radius if permanent address has changed after student applied for admission)
  • Student has completed four semesters as a full time student post high school by the first day of fall semester
  • Student is 21 years of age or older by the first day of fall semester
  • Student is enrolled in a university-approved co-op program
  • Student is married and residing with spouse
  • Student has primary custody of children living with them
  • Student has a financial hardship

FAQs

Can I get an apartment within the radius and be exempt from the requirement
No, changing your permanent address does not exempt you, even if you get a lease for an apartment within the radius unless your family is moving within the radius and proper documentation is submitted. Students should never get an apartment before being approved for an exemption. 

Can someone complete the application for me?
No, each application is created through our housing portal for the student so they must log in to complete it. This enables the student's application to be connected to their student record for the committee to review and it authenticates the application with an electronic signature.

I live 26 miles away from UT, do I have to live on campus?
All students who live outside of 25 miles from main campus are required to live on campus for the first two years.  You may fill out a residency exemption request form, with supporting documentation of your permanent address and reason for commuting, and it will be reviewed by the committee.

I  am an International Student, am I required to live on campus for two years?
All students who live outside of 25 miles from main campus are required to live on campus, including international students for the first two years.  You may fill out a residency exemption request form, with supporting documentation of your permanent address and reason for commuting, and it will be reviewed by the committee.

The committee denied my request for residency exemption.  Is there an appeal process?
No, all committee decisions are final but the committee will review a second application if additional documentation is submitted with approval from the Associate Director of Housing.

My request was approved.  What happens next?
The Office of Residence Life will process your exemption and remove any charges or issue any credits necessary to your student account. You will be notified through your Rockets e-mail account if there are any additional steps that need to be taken.

I was given an exemption for my first year, do I need to reapply the following year?
No, if you were given an exemption for the first year it will also be applicable for the following year.

Last Updated: 10/18/17