On Campus Residency Requirement:
(a) All First-Time-In College (FTIC) students whose permanent home mailing address, indicated in the Student’s University record, is more than 35 miles from campus must reside in a University owned or leased housing facility, based on space availability, for the first academic year of enrollment.
i. A FTIC student is defined as a student under the age of 21 prior to the first day of classes with fewer than 30 semester hours recognized by Florida A&M University and has resided in University housing for less than two semesters.
ii. College credits earned during high school completion through accelerated mechanisms such as Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, Advanced International Certificate of Education, dual enrollment courses, career academy courses, national industry certification courses, as well as course offerings through virtual instruction, will not be counted towards an exemption from the On-Campus Residency Requirement.
(b) All student athletes shall reside on campus during the first two academic years of enrollment.
(c) All full university scholarship recipients shall reside on campus during the first two academic years of enrollment. Full university scholarship recipients are students that receive the Life-Gets-Better Scholarship, Distinguished Scholars Award and Adopted High School Scholarship.
(d) Freshman Studies Program (profile admits) participants shall live in on-campus housing for the first two academic years of enrollment. At the end of the first summer semester, students whose permanent home address is within 35 miles of the university may reside with their parents or legal guardians starting in the fall semester of the first academic year.
(e) A student that cannot document eligibility for an exemption from the On-Campus Residency Requirement and resides off campus without an approved exemption will be billed rent for two semesters at the lowest facility rate during the fall and spring semesters of the current academic year.
Exceptions from the On-Campus Residency Requirement may be granted for:
(a) Students residing at home if the permanent home address as indicated in student’s university records is 35 miles or less from campus;
(b) Married students;
(c) Students with a dependent child or children;
(d) Students 21 years of age or older prior to the first day of classes;
(e) Students who are military veterans that served on active duty for at least 12 months or students currently serving on active military duty;
(f) Students on a case-by-case basis by the President or President’s designee provided there is good cause shown by the student; and
(g) To request an exemption, complete and submit an exemption request form and provide supporting documentation regarding your exemption request.
Florida A&M University Housing
Main Office in Gibbs Hall, Lower Level
1596 Gibbs Hall Trail
Tallahassee, FL 32307
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