On-campus Residency Requirement for Full Renewal of Aid
Most students are required to live in University-‐approved housing when they enter UE. For most students, the full renewal of UE financial aid (scholarships or grants) requires continued residency in UE-‐ approved housing, even after satisfying their on-‐campus Residency Requirement.
Refer to the Office of Residence Life policies with regard to the residency requirements and exemption criteria for students entering UE:
FINANCIAL AID REDUCTION: Students who were required to live in UE housing when entering UE, and who choose to move off campus after satisfying the Office of Residence Life’s Residency Requirement, will experience a reduction to their UE-‐funded financial aid:
- $4,500 ($2,250 per semester) - Students who entered UE in 2012-13 and after
- $4,000 ($2,000 per semester) - Students who entered UE in 2011-12 or before
This reduction of aid will NOT apply to students who have elected to live on-campus but later move off-campus to move home with parents in approved counties, live with a spouse or dependent, or transfer students. Documentation may be required.
Types of UE-approved housing and meal plan options: Students who live in ANY type of UE-approved housing are considered “on-campus” for the purposes of renewing their full financial aid. UE approved housing includes residences halls, University apartments, houses, townhouses, and University-managed and University-approved Greek houses. Choice of meal plan, or lack thereof, does not affect financial aid.
Types of aid affected: The aid reduction affects all UE-funded aid, whether merit or need-based, including partial athletics scholarships. Unique policies govern the administration of full-ride athletics scholarships.
Regaining aid: Students who lost aid as a result of moving off-campus may regain the original value of their aid if they later return to UE-approved housing.
Harlaxton and Study-abroad: Students attending Harlaxton College for a semester are considered to be living in University-approved housing and will NOT experience a reduction to their UE-funded financial aid. Students in UE-approved Study Abroad programs will not experience a reduction as long as the study abroad experience provides a housing opportunity similar to UE.
Ridgway Award: Recipients enrolling in 2011-12 or earlier are required to live on campus to retain the Ridgway Award. Students who wish to return to live with parents should consult with the Office of Financial Aid for an evaluation of alternative UE merit scholarship eligibility.