Housing Opportunities

Where can you call “home”?


While Kishwaukee College does not have on-campus living, there are no restrictions on where students may live. Some students choose to live at home or in apartments with friends, while others choose University Plaza (UP) in DeKalb for a more traditional college residence hall living experience.

Students considering residential options should also consider transportation needs. The College offers low-cost transportation options from both DeKalb and Rochelle. Students are encouraged to select an apartment on or near the bus route for a more convenient living experience.

Kishwaukee College does not approve, endorse, or recommend any off-campus facilities. There are several local databases offering information about local housing options, however.

  1. The NIU online resources are available to everyone. Resources include: moving tips, sample roommate agreements, contacts to local storage units and moving vans, information about section 8/subsidized housing, pet-friendly rentals, and more.
  2. The Northern Star, Northern Illinois University's student-run newspaper, compiles an annual housing guide.
  3. The Daily Chronicle, serving DeKalb County, offers local classified listings for rental properties.
  4. Century 21 Elsner Realty in DeKalb maintains a courtesy list of rental properties. Call or visit the office for more information at 815-756-1691 or 901 N. First Street in DeKalb, IL.

NOTE: Financial Aid DOES NOT cover housing costs although under some financial aid programs, reimbursement checks may be used to cover costs of living.

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