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Off-Campus Housing

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Interested in living off campus? You've come to the right place! Visit the Neighborhood Relations website for information on how to be a good neighbor.

Criteria to live off-campus
  • You have at least 60 credit hours completed by the end of the Spring 2014 semester.
  • You are living at your permanent residence with your parent or legal guardian within 30 miles of campus.   

Things to consider
  1. Institutional Aid. Each institutional grant or scholarship has individual criteria for amounts awarded and some may have GPA requirements to stay eligible. We have an off-campus institutional cap of $8,500 for the 2014-2015 academic year. If you move off campus, your award will be revised accordingly. Please contact Financial Aid at 563/333-6314 to discuss how your award would be modified.
  2. Off-Campus Housing Incentive. At this time, SAU is not planning to seek volunteers to move off campus without having the Financial Aid cap ($8,500) limit their institutional aid. This has been called the "incentive." After contracts are submitted and counted, we will evaluate and make a decision. We reserve the right to not offer any or to offer a select number, based on university need. In the event incentives are offered, only students who have submitted an on-time 2014-15 housing contract and either hold a housing assignment or remain on a wait-list for housing will be eligible.
  3. Your meal plan. Meal plans are optional for off-campus students. For specific information about options available for commuting students please contact Sodexo Food Service at 563/333-6360.
  4. Interested in moving back on campus? Contact Residence Life to submit a housing contract and $250 deposit. Housing will be granted by availability and preference will be given according to the date contracts and deposits are received.
  5. Off-campus housing options. Complete listings are kept in the Residence Life office, open 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. Please note that listings are not in affiliation with St. Ambrose University. While SAU checks with the city of Davenport to verify that each property is in good standing with the City Inspector's Office, the institution does not endorse anything further. Click here to look at off-campus housing options (.xls).
  6. Tenants' rights. As an off-campus resident it is important you are familiar with your rights as a tenant. We've provided more information on tenants' rights (pdf) or a list of things to keep in mind while looking at properties (pdf). Additional information will be available at the Off-Campus Housing Fair. St. Ambrose values neighborhood relations and wants you to know how to do your part.
  7. Housing Deposit Refund Request. If you are planning on living off-campus for the 2014-2015 academic year and do not submit a housing contract please download this form (.docx) to request your $250 housing deposit to be refunded. Housing Deposit Refund Requests for the 2014-2015 school year must be submitted by May 14th, 2014.


Whats Next

If you have any questions about off-campus housing, please contact the Residence Life Office at 563/333-6258.