Housing Policy Appeal Request

Kentucky Wesleyan College provides students with an exceptional college experience. This means the College places great emphasis not only on academic success, but also on student’s successful engagement into campus life and opportunities. Residence Life programs are directed toward a great social experience, but are also designed to create academic enhancements as well as opportunities that maximize a student’s personal growth during their time at Wesleyan.

Residence Hall programming and living develops various skills that add value to the academic education Wesleyan students receive. This helps separate our students from the rest as they transition from school to careers and their new lives post college. With this in mind, we have set our housing policy to reflect this commitment. Upon admission to the College, all students are required to submit a Commuter/Housing form, which is available online through the Admissions Office, prior to enrolling.

Residential Housing Requirement (effective March 1, 2016)

All full-time Wesleyan students are required to live on-campus unless they meet our commuter student status which is listed below or one of the following exemptions:

  • Students who have achieved a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 after completing 6 full-time (at least 12 hours) college semesters; OR
  • Students who will reach the age of 21 prior to September 1 of the academic year with a cumulative grade point average of 2.5; OR
  • Students who are classified as independent (as defined by the most recently filed tax return), married, or support a dependent over 50% as determined by the FAFSA; OR
  • Students who meet our commuter requirements: living with an immediate family member over 21 years of age, defined as: parents, grandparents, sister, brother, aunt,
    uncle; or a legal guardian over 21 years of age, who live within 30 miles of campus.

All full-time Kentucky Wesleyan College students, regardless of age or residency status, who receive the equivalent of 75% tuition in institutional aid: KWC unrestricted,
restricted, and endowed scholarships for academic, athletic, talent, and need base ($17,513 in 2016-17) are required to live on-campus unless they qualify as commuters (defined above). It is understood that the housing contract includes both the fall and spring semesters, except for students who graduate in December. Students entering during the spring semester will only be under contract for that semester.