Off-campus Housing

If you decide to live off campus, our goal is to help you choose affordable and quality housing in the DeKalb/Sycamore area.

Please log in to access the following services:

  • Search for housing in the DeKalb/Sycamore area.
  • Find a roommate.
  • Submit or check a tenant reviews.
  • Schedule a renting 101 workshop.
  • Schedule an appointment with us or Students' Legal Assistance to discuss off-campus living options and other topics.

You'll need your NIU account ID and password to log in.

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2021 Illinois Rental Payment Program

The Illinois Rental Payment Program is an emergency rental assistance program designed to support households in Illinois that are unable to pay rent due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Applications are being accepted through July 6.

Contact Us

Commuter and Off-Campus Programs
Center for Student Assistance
Main office: Peters Campus Life Building, room 150
Student lounge: Peters Campus Life Building, room 170
815-752-9999 (fax)

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