4.1.4.1 Residency Eligibility & Requirements

Added: 07/01/2015
Revised: 07/01/2018
Last Reviewed: 07/31/2018
Effective: 08/01/2018

Residency Eligibility

Only students of Middle Georgia State University who are registered for a minimum of twelve (12) credit hours (3 credit hours in summer) shall be eligible for housing space. Any student who withdraws or is involuntarily removed from school shall move out within 24 hours. Exceptions to these criteria may be made at the discretion of the Director of Housing and Residence Life. However, the student shall remain responsible for all financial obligations to the University.

Residency Requirement

Macon Housing Requirements

Any admitted student with less than 30 earned credit hours must reside in MGA on-campus housing until 30 credit hours have been earned. A student with less than 30 hours of credit may be exempt from this policy if he/she:

  • Has a permanent legal address within one of the following Georgia counties: Bibb, Bleckley, Crawford, Dodge, Dooly, Houston, Johnson, Jones, Laurens, Macon, Monroe, Peach, Pulaski, Telfair, Treutlen, Twiggs, Wheeler, Wilcox, Wilkinson
  • Has custody of dependent children
  • Is 21 years or older by the first day of classes for the semester enrolling
  • Is active duty military
  • Has a documented medical disability
  • Plans to enroll in only online classes while a student at MGA. A Fully Online Declaration Form must be completed.

A student transferring from the Cochran Campus or Eastman Campus to the Macon Campus will be required to live on the Macon Campus until 60 credit hours have been earned.

All exemptions require that a student complete an Exemption Form and provide proper documentation. The Exemption Form is available online, as well as at the Office of Residence Life on the Cochran Campus and the University Pointe Office on the Macon Campus.

Housing and Meal Plan expenses are listed in the Residence Hall Application Form.

Cochran/Eastman Housing Requirements

Any admitted student with less than 60 earned credit hours must reside in MGA on-campus housing until 60 credit hours have been earned. A student with less than 60 hours of credit may be exempt from this policy if he/she:

  • Has a permanent legal address within one of the following Georgia counties: Bibb, Bleckley, Crawford, Dodge, Dooly, Houston, Johnson, Jones, Laurens, Macon, Monroe, Peach, Pulaski, Telfair, Treutlen, Twiggs, Wheeler, Wilcox, Wilkinson
  • Has custody of dependent children
  • Is 21 years or older by the first day of classes for the semester enrolling
  • Is active duty military
  • Has a documented medical disability
  • Plans to enroll in only online classes while a student at MGA. A Fully Online Declaration Form must be completed.

A student transferring from the Cochran Campus or Eastman Campus to the Macon Campus will be required to live on the Macon Campus until 60 credit hours have been earned.

All exemptions require that a student complete an Exemption Form and provide proper documentation. The Exemption Form is available online, as well as at the Office of Residence Life on the Cochran Campus and the University Pointe Office on the Macon Campus.

Housing and Meal Plan expenses are listed in the Residence Hall Application Form.