Student-Athlete On-Campus Exemption Instructions

To complete a Student-Athlete On-Campus Exemption Request, you must first fill out this Exemption Form.  You will be provided with a document to sign and further instructions based upon the  reason for your exemption request.

For more information about our exemption process, including criteria for automatic exemption approval, please view the Student-Athlete Exemption Policy below.

Student-Athlete On-Campus Exemption Policy


Enhanced academic performance. Maximized access to athletic facilities, social, academic, and psychological support. A greater sense of safety and belonging. Higher retention rates. These are just a few of the wide-ranging benefits experienced by living on campus. For these reasons, all student-athletes at NPC are required to live on campus.

Please note that exemption requests do not guarantee automatic approval and must be accompanied by the appropriate documentation required to complete your request.


While we encourage all student-athletes to reap the above-mentioned benefits by living on campus, we do realize that individual circumstances may result in the need for exemption. A student may submit an exemption request with supportive documentation to the Department of Residence Life. Students requesting an exemption to live at home with a parent or legal guardian must use the documentation provided in the request and it must be completed in full.

The following situations may be eligible for a standard exemption:

  1.  The student will reside with a parent or legal guardian for the entire academic year within a 35 mile radius of campus.
  2.  The student is legally married.
  3.  The student is the parent or legal guardian of a child.

If the Department of Residence Life is unable to grant a standard exemption based on the supportive documentation submitted with the request, the request will be forwarded to an inter-departmental appeals committee who will then evaluate the request.

Moreover, if a student feels that he or she qualifies for an exemption not listed in the above standard exemptions, this student may submit a request for a special exemption. The following conditions are examples of special exemptions:

The student requires special Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodation that is not available on campus.

Non-Compliance Fee

If an exemption request is not approved and the student-athlete continues to reside off campus, the student-athlete will receive a non-compliance fee for each semester during which the student is enrolled but out of compliance with the policy. This fee is determined in accordance with the respective semester’s housing rate as it applies to a double-occupancy room. As an example, this means that if a student has not been approved to live off campus for the entire academic year, this student must pay the non-compliance equivalence of two semesters of housing. This fee will be billed to the student-athlete’s financial account.

Failure to comply with this policy by living on campus or otherwise seeking an exemption will result in the non-compliance fee. It is imperative for all student-athletes to apply for an on-campus space or seek an exemption.