COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY LIVING REGULATIONS require that all newly admitted first-year students (Admissions Type “New”) and transfer students with fewer than 15 post-high school credits, who are single, under 21 years of age, and not living with their parents in the Fort Collins area, live in the University residence halls for the first two consecutive terms of their attendance. Credits taken concurrent with high school and/or credits attained through Advanced Placement (AP) do not apply towards living experience.
Experience has demonstrated that adjustment to academic and social life is greater for first-year students living in residence halls. To balance that, the University works with state policies that emphasize the value of on-campus living. The University value is being placed on transition and retention.
First-year students wishing to reside off-campus with their parents or for reasons other than those listed above may request a special exemption according to the following guidelines.
We are unable to approve requests based on financial situation. If you would like to discuss financial aid options that may be available to help pay the cost of living in the residence halls, please contact the Office of Financial Aid.