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Family-Style Apartments

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The Family-Style Apartments located in buildings 2 and 6 of Northern View Community feature one- and two-bedroom units available to NIU students that have non-NIU student dependents live with them, such as children, partner, or spouse, given the proper documentation. Residents contract for the entire apartment and are responsible for finding their own roommates.

In order to live in the Family-Style Apartments, you must satisfy one of these requirements:

Room rates and the ResNet Access & Support Charge include the following services:

  • One full bathroom
  • All utilities
  • Garbage and recycling
  • Cable: A cable jack is located in the living room and in each bedroom.
  • NIU Wireless and Wired Broadband / Ethernet Connection: One Ethernet port in each bedroom and one in the living room.
  • Major appliances including fridge, dishwasher, microwave, garbage disposal, and in-unit washer and dryer
  • Access to the Community Center, including a game room, playground, computer lab, and study lounge

Units are unfurnished. Parking is available at an additional cost through Parking Services.

Two-Bedroom Apartment

One-Bedroom Apartment

Limited Availability — Only six units.

Current Availability


Limited Availability

Contact us for placement information.

You can sign up online to live in Northern View Community. Current Northern View residents have priority selection. Graduate students and students with dependents have the next priority while space is available. Any remaining apartments are available during online self-selection. Applicants are given priority to select based on the date they signed their contract. We do not perform a credit check.

The lease obligation in the Family-Style contract is for the entire apartment and all bedrooms.

Rates for Northern View Community are billed for the entire semester through the Office of the Bursar. Please contact the Financial Aid Office to determine what your personal financial aid package will cover.

In addition to any room and unit rate listed below, there will be a $92 ResNet Access and Support Charge added per NIU student to fall and spring booking rates.

Cost per semester per student

Fall and spring semesters

Total cost per student
(9-month contract)

Aug. 2017 - May 2018

Additional cost for summer

Summer 2018

Total cost per student
(12-month contract)

Aug. 2017 - Jul. 2018

Two-Bedroom Unit with Two NIU Students
$3,892 $7,784
About $864.89 per month
+$1,837.25
If contracting before Aug. 1, 2017
$9,621.25

If contracting before Aug. 1, 2017
About $801.77 per month

Save $787.75

+$2,625
If contracting after Aug. 1, 2017
$10,409
If contracting after Aug. 1, 2017
About $867.42 per month
Two-Bedroom Unit with One NIU Student
$7,692 $15,384
About $1,709.33 per month
+$3,582.50
If contracting before Aug. 1, 2017
$18,966.50

If contracting before Aug. 1, 2017
About $1580.54 per month

Save $1,575.50

+$5,158
If contracting after Aug. 1, 2017
$20,542
If contracting after Aug. 1, 2017
About $1,711.83 per month
One-Bedroom Unit with One NIU Student
(Only six units available in Northern View)
$4,478 $8,956
About $995.11 per month
+$2,216
If contracting before Aug. 1, 2017
$11,172

If contracting before Aug. 1, 2016
About $931 per month

Save $800

+$3,016
If contracting after Aug. 1, 2017
$11,972
If contracting after Aug. 1, 2017
About $997.67 per month

Cost per semester per student

Fall and spring semesters

Total cost per student
(9-month contract)

Aug. 2016 - May 2017

Additional cost for summer

Summer 2017

Total cost per student
(12-month contract)

Aug. 2016 - Jul. 2017

Two-Bedroom Unit with Two NIU Students
$3,762 $7,524
About $836 per month
+$1,728
If contracting before Aug. 1, 2016
$9,252

If contracting before Aug. 1, 2016
About $771 per month

Save $780

+$2,508
If contracting after Aug. 1, 2016
$10,032
If contracting after Aug. 1, 2016
About $836 per month
Two-Bedroom Unit with One NIU Student
$7,524.50 $15,048
About $1,672 per month
+$3,456
If contracting before Aug. 1, 2016
$18,504

If contracting before Aug. 1, 2016
About $1,542.25 per month

Save $1,560

+$5,016
If contracting after Aug. 1, 2016
$20,064
If contracting after Aug. 1, 2016
About $1,672 per month
One-Bedroom Unit with One NIU Student
(Only six units available in Northern View)
$4,342.50 $8,685
About $965 per month
+$2,103
If contracting before Aug. 1, 2016
$10,788

If contracting before Aug. 1, 2016
About $899 per month

Save $792

+$2,895
If contracting after Aug. 1, 2016
$11,580
If contracting after Aug. 1, 2016
About $965 per month

For Family-Style leases, other arrangements and rates are possible and are granted on a case-by-case basis. Such arrangements may also include renting an apartment in buildings 3, 4 or 5 if necessary (i.e. for a larger family that needs a three-bedroom apartment).

The scenarios listed above are the most common arrangements chosen by students living in Northern View and are the only arrangements that can be self-selected through online Housing Sign Up. We can quote pricing for any apartment unit (one-, two-, and three-bedroom units) with up to two NIU students per bedroom either on a 12-month or 9-month basis.

Anyone living (beyond the 72 hour guest policy time limitation) in Northern View must be properly registered and documented with Northern View Community staff per contractual obligation.

During the online/digital application process we ask about following information:

  1. First and last name of dependent or spouse/partner
  2. Birthday of dependent or spouse/partner
  3. Gender of spouse/partner

Additional Relationship Verification (Required)

Submit Relationship Verification

Furthermore, we also need proper documentation to establish the relationship with the NIU student for any resident that is not an NIU student. Documentation requirements are following:

  • Dependent
    1. Must provide a birth certificate listing NIU student as parent, OR
    2. A court order listing NIU student as guardian, OR
    3. An adoption certificate, OR
    4. A doctor's note stating the child's expected date of birth.
  • Spouse/Partner
    1. Must provide a photocopy of a valid (not expired) state or government issued picture ID, AND
    2. A Marriage or Civil Union license

Housing and Residential Services
housing@niu.edu
815-753-1525

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