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Traditional Apartments

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The Traditional Apartments located in buildings 3, 4, and 5 of Northern View Community feature two- and three-bedroom units available to NIU students at least 20 years old or two full years post high school graduation. Students contract for one bedroom in a single-gender two- or three-bedroom unit and they can either sign up with a preferred roommate or be placed with another student at random. These buildings do not accommodate dependents.

In order to live in the Traditional Apartments at Northern View, you must be an NIU student satisfying one of these requirements:

  • Be at least 20 years old, or
  • Be two full years post high school graduation.

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

  • Bathrooms: Two-bedroom apartments have one full standalone bathroom. Three-bedroom apartments have one master bathroom and one standalone 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: Two-bedroom apartments have one Ethernet port in each bedroom and one in the living room. Three-bedroom apartments have one Ethernet port in two bedrooms and 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

Three-Bedroom Apartment

Limited Availability — Only five units.

Current Availability

Male Rooms Limited Availability
Female Rooms 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 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.

The lease obligation in the Traditional contract is for a bedroom within an apartment.

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
$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
Three-Bedroom Unit
(Only five units available in Northern View)
$3,779.50 $7,559
About $839.89 per month
+$1,920.10
If contracting before Aug. 1, 2017
$9,479.10

If contracting before Aug. 1, 2017
About $789.93 per month

Save $605.90

+$2,526
If contracting after Aug. 1, 2017
$10,085
If contracting after Aug. 1, 2017
About $840.42 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
$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
Three-Bedroom Unit
(Only five units available in Northern View)
$3,651 $7,302
About $811.33 per month
+$1,810
If contracting before Aug. 1, 2016
$9,112

If contracting before Aug. 1, 2016
About $759.33 per month

Save $624

+$2,434
If contracting after Aug. 1, 2016
$9,736
If contracting after Aug. 1, 2016
About $811.33 per month

There are no other rates and arrangements possible under the traditional apartment lease. Traditional contracts are intended for students to rent apartments by the bedroom instead of the apartment.

Students are not entitled to a three- or two-bedroom unit and must choose bedrooms according to regular sign up rules and regulations (i.e. preferential treatment for returners and first-come-first-serve).

If you want or need a certain arrangement that would require a certain unit, you and your roommates may be permitted to rent a Traditional unit with a Family-Style contract. Please contact the Northern View Office as early as possible to make according arrangements.

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

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