Policies, fees and due dates you need to know when applying for first-year student
housing at Edinboro.
University Housing Policy
All single, full-time, dependent students who are not commuting from the home of a
parent or guardian that is within 50 miles of the campus are required to live in University
owned or affiliated housing for four consecutive semesters (excluding summer sessions)
or until they have completed at least 59 credit hours. Transfer students entering
the university with less than 59 credit hours completed will be required to remain
on-campus for two consecutive years (excluding summer sessions) or until they have
completed 59 credit hours. Also see Policy No. A026.
Living with siblings, aunts, uncles, grandparents, or family friends who live in commuting
distance of EU does not warrant an exemption from housing unless they are the students'
legal guardian. Proof of guardianship must be provided to the university in these
situations. Exemptions may be made for first-time Edinboro University students who
Commuting from the home of a parent or legal guardian (the home address will be determined
by the permanent address indicated in University records)
Married students must provide a copy of their marriage certificate certified by the
Have dependents living with the student (documentation must be provided of residential
status for persons living within the same household)
Military service veteran
If you are a first-time EU student and believe that your circumstances qualify for
an exemption, please complete the form here (attachment) and return it to the Residence
Life and Housing office, located on the second floor of Pogue Student Center.
The following are valid circumstances in which a student can be released from their
Housing and Food Service Agreement:
Financial release - Evidence of a significant change in student financial status since
the signature date of the Housing Agreement. The student must prove that all financial
options have been exhausted including loans, private loans and grants. Documentation
must be provided of the impact of the financial change that has occurred. Financial
hardship must not be present or known at the time of the Housing Agreement signature
Medical release - Evidence of a medical need that in the eyes of the university, student
and medical professionals can be accommodated only outside of University housing.
Documentation must be provided, outlining the medical issue, how on-campus living
has impacted that medical issue and how off-campus living will alleviate the medical
Guardianship - Student becomes the guardian of a minor of incompetent dependent. Pregnancy
is not necessarily an immediate guardianship issue. Documentation of guardianship
Other - Extenuating circumstances that Residence Life and Housing office deems reasonable
for completion of current year academic coursework. Also see Policy No. A058.
Fees and Due Dates
If approved, all students will be assessed a $250 cancellation fee, billed directly
to their student account.
If not approved, a student has five (5) business days to submit an appeal to the Director
of Residence Life and Housing. New documentation should be provided or areas of the
specific grounds for denial should be addressed in the appeal.
Fall Semester Release Requests: Due on or by April 15 annually
Spring Semester Release Requests: Due on or by Nov. 15 annually