Off-Campus Housing

Welcome to the Off-Campus housing section of our Web site. Our office does not find or place students in off-campus housing units; we do, however, provide relevant information necessary for students to successfully find off-campus living options.


"Curious how much it cost to live off-campus?"

Cost Analysis for 1 student with  a 1-bedroom Apartment

Cost Analysis for 2 students with a 2-bedroom Apartment


Housing Policies and Procedures

The following forms are for students needing to apply to be released from their housing contract and for those who wish to commute from home.  

Requests to Be Released from Hall Contract is for students who wish to move out of the residence halls for reasons of marriage, exceptional causes, Greek membership, etc.

Application to Commute is for freshmen who wish to commute from home as opposed to living in the residence halls.


Find Housing

This website link will simplify your housing search. For additional assistance feel free to contact our office at 815-753-9999 or at ocntss@niu.edu