Northeastern University has leased housing in Brooklyn Heights, NYC through Educational Housing Services (EHS), a non-profit organization that provides comfortable and secure residences for students in need of short-term housing in New York City. While EHS has multiple residences in the New York City area, the Brooklyn Heights building is known as the St. George Towers. Reservations, payment, preparation, move-in, and move-out procedures are coordinated by Northeastern University’s Off Campus Housing and Support Services office, but you are encouraged to visit studenthousing.org/ buildings/st-george-towers to learn more about the resources, accommodations, and amenities provided by EHS.
The St. George Towers are located within a 5 minute walk to the 2, 3, 4, 5, A, C, and R lines, just one stop away from Manhattan via the Clark Street subway station on the 2 and 3 subway lines, and roughly a $15 taxi ride to Midtown Manhattan during off-peak hours. There are a number of great restaurants and retail stores in the area, as well as several universities.
Northeastern University has 4 single rooms available at the Brooklyn Heights location, and all rooms are available on a first come, first served basis. Each room is a single bedroom with a private bathroom directly attached and includes a regular twin-size bed, desk, chair, dresser, refrigerator, television, and closet. Refer to studenthousing.org/student-life/st-george-towers/arrival to learn more about what you should and should not bring with you for your stay. Your payment also includes the amenities below:
- All utilities: heating, cooling, electricity, internet, and cable
- Communal kitchen
- Fitness center
- Mail and package services
- Card-operated laundry facilities in the building
- 24-hour main-entry security desk and surveillance
- Study rooms
Guest Policy: Please note that EHS enforces a strict guest policy. You must sign in all overnight guests prior to their stay, and there is a $5.00 charge per night, which goes toward student programming.
- Summer II 2021 (July and August): $4,266
- Fall 2021 (September through December): $8,058
- Spring 2022 (January through April): $8,058
- Summer I 2022 (May and June): $4,266
*You will be billed through your Northeastern University account at the beginning of each of the semesters. The cost for the co-op term (full 6 months) is comparable to an NU on-campus rate and will be billed to your NU account as a housing charge. Rates are subject to change.*
DEPOSIT: (Must complete and submit application before making deposit)
- $400 ($200 for each term)
- Deposit returned ONLY if student cancels in writing BEFORE the cancellation deadline (listed on the application). If student does not cancel in writing prior to the deadline, deposit and cost of ENTIRE term is charged to their account
For more information please contact Off Campus Housing and Support Services to set up an appointment.
Applications and Payments
How do I apply?
You can attend a Beyond Boston Housing Workshop and/or make an appointment with Off Campus Housing and Support Services. After completing this step, you can submit the Housing Application here. Once OCHSS has received the application, a staff member will give you deposit authorization.
How much is the housing deposit?
The deposit is $200 per term you will be living in the housing, so most co-op students are paying $400 as their deposit. (For example, $200 deposit for Summer II and $200 for Fall). You are required to pay the deposit when you submit your Beyond Boston Housing Application, that will go towards the total housing payment.
How will I be billed?
You will be billed to your NU account in the same manner as NU on-campus housing.
Can I transfer my on-campus housing deposit to a Beyond Boston Housing deposit?
No, all Beyond Boston Housing deposits must be made through NUPAY. Your on-campus housing deposits will be refunded once you cancel with Housing Services – https://www.northeastern.edu/housing/cancellation-deadlines/.
If I decide not to live in the Beyond Boston Housing I applied for, or if I can’t get the Beyond Boston job I wanted, do I still have to pay for the room?
You must cancel your housing in writing with Off Campus Housing and Support Services 45 days prior to the official start date of the co-op term to avoid paying any housing fees. If you cancel within 45 days of the official start date of the co-op term you will be responsible for ALL 26 weeks of payment.
Can I move in early/stay late?
Since co-op terms are back to back, early arrivals or late departures directly impact the move-in/move-out and schedule for the student living in the housing before or after you, and can be declined by the housing provider if there is not enough time to clean the rooms between students. If there are extenuating circumstances that require you to move-in early or late, contact OCHSS so that we can work with you on arranging short-term accommodations.
Are the rooms furnished?
Yes. Each room is furnished with a twin-sized bed, desk, and dresser for each student. However, you are responsible for bringing your own linens.
Is there a kitchen in the room?
No. Each room is equipped with a full-size refrigerator and there is a brand new communal kitchen on the first floor.
Is there a bathroom in the room?
Yes. You have your own bathroom.
Do I have to pay for cable or internet?
Cable is already available in the room at no cost when you arrive. You do not have to pay for the internet. All you need to bring is an Ethernet (CAT5) cord to hook up your own computer. Wireless connection is available in the lounge area only.
Do I have to pay utilities?
No. Utilities are included in the cost of the room.
Who should I contact if something in the room is broken?
You should contact your residence staff. More information will be given to you upon check-in. If you are having trouble contacting your residence staff, e-mail [email protected]
Is there laundry in the building?
Yes. The laundry room is located in the lower level of the building. Machines are card-operated. In order to use the machines, you must first purchase a $5 card that you will reuse each time you do laundry. Each wash and dry costs $2 each.
Is there a fitness center?
Yes. You are welcome to use the Eastern Athletic Club free of charge. You must sign up during the enrollment period at the beginning of each semester.
Is there anything I am not allowed to bring?
A list of prohibited items is available in the St. George Residence Guide.
Who should I contact if something in my room is broken?
You should contact your residence staff.
Who should I contact in an emergency?
In an emergency, you should call 911.
What is the guest policy?
Guest policies are stated in the St. George Residence Guide.