Off-Campus Housing


Are you looking for off-campus housing near NIU? While our office doesn't find housing for students, we do provide information and resources to help you find off-campus housing that works for you.

Costs of Living Off Campus

Housing Policies and Procedures

If you want to be released from your housing contract, please complete one of the following forms: 

Local Apartment Search Websites

The Northern Star Housing Guide lists local apartments and houses available for rent. It includes information that will help make your apartment search as easy as possible. is a database of local apartments and houses for rent. It includes comprehensive information, including maps. You can search for apartments by rent amount or number of bathrooms/bedrooms.

For additional help searching for apartments, feel free to contact our office at 815-753-9999 or

Landlord/Tenant Law

You should carefully inspect an apartment's physical condition, security features, parking facilities and other amenities before signing a lease. You should also review all rules and regulations, including those pertaining to your security deposit. Students' Legal Assistance is an excellent resource for legal information. They can help you learn your rights as a tenant.


Contact Us

MPTSS Lounge and Support Services
Campus Life Building, room 170
815-752-9999 (FAX)

Military Student Benefits Counseling
Campus Life Building 240
815-753-0943 (FAX)