2020-2021 Residency Requirements are not updated at this time.  Please return soon to see the approved requirements. 

Residency Requirements are for Academic Year 2019 - 2020.

 

The Department of Housing and Residence Life offers an exemption to the First-Time in College* Student Residency Requirement for those students who permanently reside in approved zip codes.  The department also offers an appeal for those students who permanently reside in approved zip codes listed and meet the Hope and Pell eligibility requirements. Please review the requirements for the exemption and appeal carefully.

If requesting an exemption from the residency requirement, a Residency Requirement Waiver must be submitted prior to completing a Housing Contract.  Student must wait to be informed, via student’s UWG email address, if Residency Requirement Waiver is accepted or denied prior to signing a Housing Contract.

Once a Housing Contract is signed by the student and the student no longer desires to live on campus, a Residency Requirement Waiver is not available. To cancel an active Housing Contract, a Housing Contract Cancellation request must be emailed (from student’s UWG email address) to housing@westga.edu.  Please note that there are associated fees due when submitting a Housing Contract Cancellation.

 

* First Time in College (FTIC) is defined as a student who has: 

earned a high school diploma

graduated from high school in the last 12 months 

earned less than 30 semester hours of transferable college credits after receiving a high school diploma 

 

Zip Codes Eligible for Exemption

If you live with your parent or guardian in a zip code on the list below, you may apply for a waiver releasing you from the university’s first year residency requirement IF you will be living at home with your parent or guardian during your first year of college.  Your parent/guardian's address must be the same as your official address on file with the university and/or the address on your valid, government-issued ID. The waiver form must be completed and signed by the student and parent/guardian with a copy of both government-issued IDs attached.
Zip Codes Eligible for Exemption

  • 30108
  • 30109
  • 30110
  • 30112
  • 30113
  • 30116
  • 30117
  • 30118
  • 30119
  • 30122
  • 30133
  • 30134
  • 30135
  • 30140
  • 30141
  • 30150
  • 30153
  • 30157
  • 30170
  • 30176
  • 30179
  • 30180
  • 30182
  • 30185
  • 30187
  • 30213
  • 30217
  • 30220
  • 30259
  • 30263
  • 30264
  • 30265
  • 30268
  • 30271
  • 30275
  • 30277
  • 36261
  • 36262
  • 36263
  • 36264
  • 36269
  • 36273
  • 36278
  • 36280

 

Hope/Pell Eligible Exemption Request

Students who live in the following zip codes can request an Hope/Pell Eligible exemption University Residency Requirement in order to live at home with a parent/guardian. The zip code of your parent/guardian must be listed below.  Your parent/guardian's address must be the same as your official address on file with the university and/or the address on your valid, government-issued ID. The waiver form must be completed and signed by the student and parent with a copy of government issued IDs attached.Requirements for a Hope/Pell Zip Code Exemption - The Student MUST MEET ALL 4 of the following parameters to file a Hope/Pell Zip Code Exemption which will be verified by various offices on campus authorized to authenticate the submission.  

  • Student must be current Hope Scholarship Recipient.
  • Student must be awarded the maximum Federal Pell Grant award.  For the 2018–19 award year (July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019) that amount it $6,095.
  • The Expected Family Contribution is less than $5,000 for the upcoming year.
  • The student resides in one of the following zip codes:

 Zip Codes eligible for Hope/Pell Exemption

  • 30008
  • 30064
  • 30081
  • 30082
  • 30101
  • 30104
  • 30106
  • 30111
  • 30125
  • 30126
  • 30127
  • 30132
  • 30138
  • 30147
  • 30152
  • 30156
  • 30160
  • 30168
  • 30173
  • 30178
  • 30214
  • 30215
  • 30229
  • 30230
  • 30240
  • 30241
  • 30251
  • 30261
  • 30269
  • 30270
  • 30272
  • 30276
  • 30289
  • 30290
  • 30291
  • 30296
  • 30310
  • 30311
  • 30320
  • 30331
  • 30336
  • 30337
  • 30344
  • 30349
  • 30378
  • 31136
  • 36207
  • 36254
  • 36257
  • 36258
  • 36272
  • 36274
  • 36275