International Students

Welcome current and future residents. Let us know how we can help.

We are excited to welcome international students from all over the world to Northside! We want your rental process and transition to the Richardson, Texas to be as smooth as possible. 

Getting Started

Leasing & Renewal

  How to submit an application

Follow these simple steps to submit an application to live at Northside. 

  1. Please visit the Floors Plans page of our website and choose the floor plan that is right for you. 
  2. Once you have selected your floor plan, click on the "Apply" button. You will need to register an account to continue. 
  3. Fill out the entire application. If you choose a Guarantor, they will also need to fill out an application. A Guarantor must earn four times the monthly rent installment and have established credit. You can use your I-20 for income verification. 
  4. After you and your Guarantor (if applicable) submit an application, the property staff will generate a lease for you to sign online. 
  5. Once your lease is signed, you and your Guarantor (if applicable) will go through a credit and background screening. Once you have passed your screening, your lease will be approved.

  What is an individual lease?

An individual lease provides each resident with their own separate lease agreement and responsibility for only his/her rental installments and parking charges. By signing an individual lease, you are only taking responsibility for your rental installments and lease terms and will not be held liable for any delinquent amounts owed by your roommate(s). The individual lease agreements protects you in the event your roommates cannot make their payments, or if they leave their lease agreement early.

  What is the Lease Agreement Term?

The lease term for 2019/2020 is 11.5 months; the term begins mid-August and ends July 26, 2020 of the following year.

The lease term for 2020/2021 is 11.5 months; the term begins mid-August and ends July 27, 2021 of the following year. See exact dates by phase below:

  • Phase 1: 8/13/2020 - 7/27/2021
  • Phase 2: 8/14/2020 - 7/27/2021
  • Phase 3: 8/15/2020 - 7/27/2021

  How to break a lease

At this time, Northside and Northside 2 does not offer an option to buy-out the lease. Per the lease contract, you will be required to find someone to take over the remaining days and financial obligation left on your lease. Once the new tenant moves into your space, there will be a $200 early termination fee charged to your account. Leases for 2020/2021 lease term will be subject to a $500 termination fee.

  How to renew your lease

If you are already a resident, you do not have to reapply. Instead, you will complete a renewal lease that will renew your contract for Fall 2020. After January 15, 2020 we can no longer guarantee your spot. All leases are signed on a first-come, first-served basis which is why you should renew your lease as soon as possible.

  1. Login to the ResidentPortal and find your renewal offer located in the red banner at the top of the page. 
  2. Click "Review offer" and follow the prompts. 
  3. Once you click "Complete Renewal", our leasing team will be notified that you have accepted your renewal offer and will generate your updated lease for signature. 
  4. You will receive an email when your lease is available on the ResidentPortal. All parties (including any guarantors) are required to sign the lease document. 
  5. Once you have signed your lease, you have officially secured your spot for next year!

FAQs

  What is Northside?

Northside is an exclusive off-campus student apartment community specifically designed for students attending University of Texas Dallas.

  How close is Northside to campus?

Northside is located just north of UTD campus, just steps from the Bioengineering and Sciences Building. Walk, bike or take the Comet Cruiser wherever you need to be!

  What floorplans are available?

One bedroom, two bedroom, 3 bedroom and 4 bedroom student apartments. Please visit the Floor Plans page of our website and choose the floor plan that is right for you.

  What is included in rent?

All furnished floor plans will include water, sewage, trash, and internet and cable channels in the price of rent. All unfurnished units will have trash, internet and cable included in rent, but are responsible for water and sewage.

  What furniture is included in furnished units?

Bedroom furniture will vary based on the floor plan you choose; for example, The Discovery and Voyager units both come with a Full XL bed. The Enterprise will have a lofted Twin XL bed. The remainder of our floorplans have a queen size bed. The living rooms come with a couch, coffee table, side table, chair, entertainment center. Kitchen: stainless steel appliances, bar stools or kitchen table and chairs. All Phase 3 units will also include a smart TV.

  What amenities can be found at Northside?

Residents will enjoy indoor and outdoor fitness centers, media room, resort-style swimming pools, outdoor dining and BBQ area, business center, game rooms, study lounges, dog park, and the on-site restaurants and retail for your convenience.

  Are you pet friendly?

Yes - we welcome up to two pets per home. Our community does not currently accept the following breeds: Akita Chow, Doberman, Pit Bill, Rottweiler, American Straffordshire Terriers, English Straffordshire Bull Terriers, Wolf hybrids, or any mix of the aforementioned breeds. We require a $200 fee and a $200 refundable deposit for each pet with a monthly fee of $20 per month per pet - for more information, please contact the leasing office.

Getting Around

  Airports & Ground Transportation

Dallas offer a variety of transportation options in order to best accommodate all situations. DART Rail lines leave directly from the airport and can drop you off at Cityline Station where you can then take the Comet Cruiser (UTD bus line) which stops right at Northside.

  Local Transportation

  • Comet Cruiser - Free shuttle bus that serving UT Dallas and the surrounding community. There is a bus stop right in front of our community!
  • Zipcar - rent a car for an hour or for the entire day
  • Uber & Lyft - Get picked up and dropped off when and where you want using a mobile app

Around Campus

  Banks & Currency

The easiest way to exchange currency is to visit an exchange kiosk when you arrive at the DFW airport. If you cannot do this, then there are many options located around UTD for currency exchange, including a Western Union less than 2 miles from Northside.

Airport Exchange Locations
You can also exchange and setup a bank account with one of the local banks in West Layfayette.

  Health & Medical Care

The UT Dallas Student Health Center is just a short walk from Northside. Enrollment in student insurance is a requirement for international students. For more information on insurance, please visit UT Dallas Student Health Center website.

For emergencies, students can dial 911 on their phone for immediate assistance.

  Shopping & Groceries

There are many convenient local retailers and grocery store options all within 2 miles of Northside. Plus, our on-site retailers offer several delicious options to choose from when you need a quick bite to eat.

Grocery Stores
Retailers
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