Households that consist entirely of full-time students are not eligible for the 203 income-restricted apartments at the Sitka. A full-time student is defined as an individual who attends school full-time (as defined by the institution being attended) for some part of five (5) or more months in the current calendar year. The 5 months do not need to be consecutive. Full-time students who work full-time are still considered students. Individuals attending on-the-job training courses are not considered to be students.
Some exceptions do apply. As of 2012, if all members of the household are full-time students, the applicants may still qualify for residency if:
- Students are married and entitled to file a joint federal income tax return. (A married couple who has not filed a joint tax return but is eligible to do so will still qualify, but will need to submit a copy of their marriage certificate); or
- The household consists of an independent single parent and his/her children, all of whom are not dependents of a third party other than the absent parent; or
- At least one household member receives welfare assistance under Title IV of the Social Security Act (AFDC/TANF); or
- At least one household member is enrolled in and receiving assistance under the Workforce Investment Act (WIA – formerly the Job Training Partnership Act) or other similar programs operating under Federal, State or local laws; or
- At least one household member previously received Foster Care Assistance under part B or E of Title IV of the Social Security Act (H.R. 3221, effective 07/30/08 forward).