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Please note this form is for requesting release from the 2020-2021 Housing Agreement. This form may also be used for students requesting to be released from the 2-Year Residency Requirement.

The housing agreement is legally binding, and you are expected to honor the terms of the agreement. This includes payment of the housing cancellation fee as outlined in the Office of Residence Life Housing Cancellation Policy for 2020-2021. When reviewing this request, it will also be taken into consideration if the two-year residency requirement applies to your request.

There is not an appeal process, as all decisions are final.

1.) Complete this application and present the reasons for your request in an orderly, logical fashion. Provide specific information and include detailed information. Requests submitted without information provided will not be considered. Please make sure you have signed and dated the form, or it will not be reviewed.

2.) FIRST YEAR STUDENTS and SOPHOMORES FOR FALL 2020-SPRING 2021 are subject to the TWO YEAR RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT. A Request for Release can be submitted by First Year Students and Sophomores if they have been declared as a "REMOTE STUDENT" for the Spring 2021 Semester and reside at their Permanent Address with a Parent or Legal Guardian. The declaration of remote student status will be verified with the Registrar's Office. Students will also need to complete the Commuter Verification Form. Requests for Release will also be reviewed for those wishing to change to Commuter Status and meet all requirements of this change. To verify this information, you will be instructed to fill out and have the Commuter Verification Form notarized and signed. This must be returned to the Office of Residence Life prior to a full review of the Request for Release. First Year Students and Sophomores will NOT have a Request for Release reviewed to reside at a location other than a permanent address with a parent or legal guardian.

3.) Any request related to or for medical reasons will be referred to Student Accessibility Services.

4.) Any request related to change in financial circumstance will require the review of your financial aid information and/or documentation of a significant financial change that was unknown or has taken place since you accepted the 2020-2021 Housing Agreement.

5.) Any request claiming you did not understand the agreement was binding will not be considered.

6.) You should consider any request as “denied” until you are notified it has been approved. Please consult the housing agreement for details regarding housing charges.

7.) Please note that you are not approved for release until you receive official written notification from the Office of Residence Life (this may be in the form of electronic correspondence.)