Northeastern University has leased housing in Chicago, IL through Tailor Lofts, a student housing organization that offers off campus apartments for students at local universities such as Rush University and the University of Illinois at Chicago. Northeastern University leases two fully furnished apartments from Tailor Lofts and offers short-term housing for students on co-op in Chicago. Reservations, payment, preparation, move-in, and move-out procedures are coordinated by Northeastern University’s Off Campus Housing and Support Services.
Tailor Lofts is located within a 15 minute walk to the Blue line, Orange line, and Pink line, with several bus routes nearby as well. There are a number of delicious restaurants and popular retail stores in the area, as well as several universities.
Northeastern University has 8 single rooms available in Chicago within two fully furnished apartments, and each apartment has 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms either directly attached to or nearby the bedroom. All rooms are available on a first come, first served basis. Each apartment includes a kitchen and sitting room (with a television), and each bedroom includes a full-size bed, desk, chair, two stackable storage chests, and a closet. Apartments may be mixed-gender, but every student will have their own bedroom and bathroom, with shared common spaces (kitchen and living room). The following amenities are included in the rates below:
- All utilities: heating, cooling, electricity, internet, and cable
- Full kitchen, including a refrigerator, microwave, stove, oven, dishwasher, garbage disposal, and several small appliances
- 24-hour fitness center
- Mail and package services
- Card-operated laundry facilities in the building
- Trash chutes and recycling on every floor
- 24-hour main-entry security desk and surveillance
- Study rooms, conference rooms, a game room, a computer center, and complimentary printing
- Summer II 2021 (July and August): $2,286
- Fall 2021 (September through December): $4,318
- Spring 2022 (January through April): $4,318
- Summer I 2022 (May and June): $2,286
*Rates are subject to change. 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.
DEPOSIT: (Must fill out application and submit to Co-op Connections 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 the Director 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.
Room and Building Amenities
How are the apartments Set-Up?
We have two, four bedroom/four bathroom suite apartments (8 single beds total).
Are the rooms furnished?
Yes. Each room is furnished with a full-sized bed, desk, and dresser for each student. However, you are responsible for bringing your own linens.
What am I responsible for bringing when I move-in?
Along with any personal belongings, students must provide their own linens including bedding and towels. Additionally, students are responsible for bringing their own flatware for the kitchen.
Is there a kitchen in the room?
Yes. The apartment includes a full kitchen.
Is there a living room?
Yes. There is a furnished living room with TV/DVR and cable.
Is there a bathroom in the room?
Yes. You will have a private bath either in room or in close proximity.
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.
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. Laundry Centers are located on every floor and machines are card operated.
Is there a fitness center?
Yes. There is a 24 hour fitness center in the building. There is also a tanning bed open during office hours.
Who should I contact in an emergency?
In an emergency, you should call 911.