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Exemptions

The university housing policy requires that certain students live on campus. Certain exemptions do apply. This request may only be used if you have not submitted a housing contract and would like to be exempt from the housing requirement. If you have already submitted a housing contract, you will need to complete a Request for Cancellation in the Texas State StarRez Housing Portal and submit the required documentation.

Please note that exemption requests may take up to three (3) weeks to process.  The length of the review process depends for which reason you are submitting an exemption and the volume of previously submitted exemption requests.

Completed exemption requests need to be submitted at least three (3) weeks before new student orientation for processing. Students who fail to submit a completed exemption within three weeks of their scheduled orientation may have a delay in registering for classes.

Acceptable reasons to submit an exemption request:

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  • Students who are married or have children are allowed to be exempt from the housing contract in order to better accommodate their living situation. If you become legally married or have a child and you would like to be exempt from the housing contract, please submit the required documents below.

    Please submit the following:

    • A completed exemption request online through the Texas State StarRez Housing Portal.
    • Copy of filed marriage certificate (for marriage-based requests only).
    • Copy of child's birth certificate (for parent-based requests).
  • If you have a documented disability or medical condition requiring an accommodation that the department is unable to provide. I understand that I should not make any arrangements with off-campus housing alternatives until such time as a decision is made. I understand that I must submit all required documentation as outlined on the following website for evaluation by staff from the Office of Disability Services or the Student Health Center: bit.ly/ODShousing.

    Please submit the following:

    • Submit all required documentation as outlined on the following website for evaluation by staff from the Office of Disability Services or the Student Health Center: bit.ly/ODShousing.
  • Students are allowed to commute from the permanent residence of a parent (or legal guardian) if that home is located within 60 miles (driving distance) of Texas State University. This type of request will only be considered before July 1, 2019. Once the academic year begins and/or the student has occupied the space, this type of request will be returned. If you would like to request an exemption based on commuting, you must provide the following:

    Please submit the following:

    • A completed exemption request online through the Texas State StarRez Housing Portal.
    • Copy of your birth certificate (or legal guardian's custody order).
    • Copies of the driver's licenses for you and your parent(s) (or legal guardian). The addresses must match.
     Temporary / Paper Driver's Licenses Are NOT Accepted.