Exemption/Accommodation Policies

Seeking an exemption / accommodation

To apply for a housing exemption/accommodation, choose the type of exemption you need below for more instructions.

As our exemptions/accommodations require signed and verified documents that can take time to gather, please note that the deadline for submitting a medical exemption/accommodation request is July 14 for the upcoming fall semester and December 3 for the upcoming spring semester.

Questions? Contact residence life at 605-256-5146.

Types of exemptions / accommodations

Medical exemption/accommodation

This process is currently under review and will be described here at a later date.

Financial hardship exemption

Applicants requesting release from the housing requirement based on verifiable extenuating circumstances must obtain a supplemental financial need verification form from the Residence Life office or the residence life webpage. Releases are not based upon the assertion that living off campus may be cheaper. A release will be considered when the applicant has a significant verified need for financial aid as defined by the personnel of the DSU Financial Aid office and that need is not fully funded by university financial aid OR when financial circumstances are created by situations over which you have no control (such as a loss of parental support due to death, divorce, loss of employment, catastrophic health issues, bankruptcy) which create a financial hardship.