Housing Policies and Financial Aid
All students must live on campus for 6 semesters before being permitted to live off-campus unless they are living with their parents within a 30 mile radius of campus. Students wanting to live off-campus must be approved through the Student Life Office. Student Life will notify Student Financial Services when a student has been approved to live off-campus. Student Financial Services will then make adjustments to the student’s financial aid eligibility.
Students Moving into off-campus housing will be subject to a $2000 per year reduction to need–based institutionally-supported grant assistance (Muskingum Grant, PLUS Grant, Endowed Grant or SEOG) which may be a part of the financial aid package.
Students changing from resident to commuter status will be subject to a reduction to need-based institutionally-supported grant assistance (Muskingum Grant, PLUS Grant, Endowed Grant or SEOG). The reduction amount will be equal to the lesser of all institutionally-supported grant assistance or half the room and board change rounded down to the nearest $100. The maximum reduction for 2020-21 will be $5,900.