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Housing Requirement

Research into the residence experience indicates that students who live on campus tend to earn higher grades, express more satisfaction with their college experience, are less likely to drop out, are more involved in campus activities, and experience greater personal growth. In short, the residence experience contributes significantly to a student's education.

For this reason, Whitworth has made living on campus part of its educational design.

Students are required to live on campus for the first two years after their high school graduation, regardless of how many credits they have earned through Running Start or another institution. Students whose high school graduation took place fewer than two years ago but are married, living with their immediate family, have dependent children living with them, or have certain physical/psychological limitations may be exempt from this requirement. However, a Housing Waiver must still be completed and approved. Violation of this policy could result in the student being charged the double-room rate regardless of residency.

Students who graduated from high school more than two years ago are not required to live on campus nor do they need to complete a Housing Waiver.

Students may complete a Housing Waiver by clicking here or by going to www.whitworth.edu/housingwaiver. Whitworth username and password required. Contact the Help Desk at 509.777.3911 or helpdesk@whitworth.edu if you have any problems accessing the waiver.

In many instances, financial aid awards are DECREASED when a student chooses to live off campus. Your decision to move off campus could have serious and unintended financial implications. Whitworth strongly recommends you contact the Financial Aid office before completing a waiver, inquiring about possible changes to your financial aid award.

Please allow at least two weeks for a request to be processed. Requests that are received in April (while the Housing Lottery is ramping up) may not be completed until the end of the month; please make appropriate plans with regards to the housing lottery and the possibility that your request will be denied.

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