Family, Graduate and Employee Housing

The Northwest University FIRs Apartments are comprised of 78 unfurnished apartments located on the east side of campus. The FIRs offer an on-campus housing option for full-time undergraduate married students, undergraduate students with families (max two children), undergraduate students over the age of 25, graduate students (*see caveat below), and full-time employees of the University.

Incoming undergraduate students are given higher priority if the application is completed by April 30th for the fall semester or November 15th for the spring semester. Due to the limited number of apartments and the number of applications received, there is a waitlist process to receive a placement in the FIRs. Apartments are assigned based on the date students apply, as well as a priority ranking.

*We do not accept applications from students in online, PA, PT, PhD, EdD, or PsyD programs.

What do the FIRs Apartments have to offer?

  • 1 bed/1 bath, 2 bed/1 bath, and 2 bed/2 bath spacious units
  • High-speed network hook-ups and wireless internet access included
  • Water, sewer, and garbage included in all units
  • Garbage disposal in all units
  • Mini blinds provided on all windows
  • Onsite laundry facilities with debit/credit card-operated machines
  • Additional storage lockers onsite for 1b/1b and 2b/1b units; storage closets included in 2b/2b units
  • Patios and balconies – Great views of Lake Washington in select units
  • Electricity cost included in select 1-bedroom units
  • Washer/dryer provided in 2b/2b units
  • Dishwashers are provided in all 2-bedroom units
  • Walking distance to Lake Washington and a variety of restaurants and stores
  • Located in the Lake Washington School District

How do I apply?

The FIRs Student Application is entirely online and can be accessed through the Campus Housing portal.

  • Log in with your NU email and password.
  • From the drop-down menu “Applications,” select “FIRs Student Application.” The application will have a specific semester indicated in parentheses. That is the current semester, and not necessarily the semester for which you are applying to move in. The questions will give you the opportunity to specify your preferred move-in date.
  • Complete the application fully; partial applications will not be accepted.
  • In the end, pay the $25 application fee with a credit or debit card through the online payment portal as prompted.
  • Once we have received your completed application and the $25 application fee, you will be placed on the waitlist and emailed a confirmation to your NU email address.

Keep in mind…

  • To be eligible for an apartment, you must be a full-time student of the university each semester. For undergraduate students, this requires at least 12 credit hours per semester. For graduate program full-time requirements, contact your graduate admissions counselor.
  • We cannot accept applications from students in online or doctoral programs.
  • Families with children must apply for two-bedroom units. The FIRs Apartments can only accommodate applicants with a maximum of two children. Only minor age children are qualified to live in the FIRs with their parents.
  • We cannot guarantee when an apartment will be available for you once you join the waitlist. The FIRs Apartments are rented on a month-to-month basis, so we often do not know when an apartment will be available until a month before it opens. You can remain on the waitlist as long as you continue to be a full-time student of the university; we will not remove your name from the list until you receive a placement unless requested.
  • Please read over the FIRs Living Area Manual, linked below, for more information on the policies and regulations of the FIRs Apartments.
  • We do not encourage roommates and exceptions will only be granted through an appeal process.


FIRs Living Area Manual

Frequently Asked Questions

Housing Cleaning Check Out List

30-day Vacate Notice

FIRs, Houses, & Duplex Damage/Fine Guide

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