Newly Admitted Students
The coordinator of International
Student Housing can provide assistance and advice to students who are interested
in independent living in a local apartment. Apartment
living has many advantages for students who wish to live on their own. However,
it requires students to assume more initiative, responsibility and effort to
coordinate furniture, items for daily living, cooking utensils, grocery shopping,
and the many details of moving into an apartment.
If your housing application
indicates you prefer an apartment, Moraine Valley offers students assistance in
finding a local apartment. Depending upon availability and the time your
application is received, an apartment may be available immediately upon arrival.
However, in most cases, it is necessary for you to live temporarily somewhere
else while making your apartment arrangements. Usually, new students need
temporary placement in a host home. It is best to discuss your interests with us
in more detail.
For assistance with local
Office of International Student Affairs
Building S, Student Services Center, S217
Telephone: (708) 974-5756
Fax: (708) 974-0561
Why choose an apartment?
If you prefer a more independent living style, or if you prefer to live
alone or to have a roommate of your choice, then it may be a good idea to live
in an apartment. Many apartments are conveniently located in the area.
Apartments can provide you a pleasant, safe, comfortable and convenient
environment, and allow you more freedom to choose your lifestyle, habits,
mealtimes, and other aspects of daily life. Many apartments are
located less than one mile from the college. You may walk or take public bus
There are, as we mentioned,
challenges you must face when deciding to live in an apartment. Most apartments
do not have furniture. Except for basic appliances such as a stove and
refrigerator, you will need to provide and buy your own bed, table, chairs, and
other items, which can be expensive. Students who choose to live in an apartment
usually share a two-bedroom apartment with another student. Each student has a
private bedroom, and shares a bathroom, kitchen, dining room and living room
area of the apartment.
For Students Interested in
For your convenience and to assist students interested in local apartments, we
maintain a "Roommates Registry" for students who are interested in
sharing apartments. This is a good way to spend less money, and enjoy the
company of another student. Please notify the Coordinator if you are interested
in sharing an apartment. We will make every effort to help students find other
students who wish to share an apartment and be a roommate.
Local Apartment List
The following is a list of apartments close to the campus. These apartment
complexes have expressed an interest in renting to Moraine Valley students. This
list does not imply a specific endorsement but is intended as a resource to
assist students. Local newspapers provide current rental information also.
This list is accurate as of spring 2007. However, rent costs may change without
prior notice. You must contact the landlord or rental agent at each location to
determine if costs are still accurate.
For local maps, or
directions, contact the housing coordinator listed.
Green Oaks Apartments
8573 West 99th Terrace
Palos Hills, IL 60465
377 units/built 1966
1 bedroom/unfurnished $800-$835
Rent includes water and gas.
Tenant pays electricity. Standard 12-month lease with shorter term leases
available at extra monthly cost. Requires six months rent plus two months
Amenities: pool, clubhouse fitness center, community room, dishwasher,
air conditioning, wall-to-wall carpet, laundry center. Income criteria required.
Transportation to/from apartments/campus PACE #379 or #381 (88th Ave.). 1.6 mile
to Moraine Valley. Less than one mile to grocery store.
Office hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-5
8500 87th St.
Hickory Hills, IL 60465
1 bedroom $699-$720
Chicago Ridge, IL 60415
1 bedroom $699-720
SKS has properties in Bridgeview, Chicago Ridge, Hickory Hills and Oak Lawn.
Rent may vary depending on the location. Rent includes heat, water and gas.
Tenant pays electricity.
Amenities: Apartments contain stove, refrigerator, and built-in air
conditioners, carpeting and blinds. Laundry, storage and parking are available.
Lease of 12 months or shorter required. Security deposit required.
Transportation PACE bus #379 for Hickory Hills and #381/386/385 for Chicago
Ridge. Distance to Moraine Valley less than 3 miles. Grocery store is 1 mile. Call Mark at
(708) 932-2058 for apartment availability and for an appointment.
7429 Southwest Hwy
Worth, IL 60482
84 units/built 1971
1 bedroom/unfurnished $625-$650
Rent includes water and gas. Tenant pays electricity. Only one bedroom apartments available. Standard
Amenities: custom window blinds, dishwashers, air conditioning, closet
organizers, appliances, cable ready. Transportation to/from apartments/campus
PACE #385 (111th St.). 2.8 miles to Moraine Valley. Less than one mile to
grocery store. Call office to make appointment with rental agent.
10205 South 86th Terrace
Palos Hills, IL 60465
448 units/built 1965
1 bedroom/unfurnished $750-$850
Water and gas included, tenant
pays electricity. Standard 12-month lease with shorter terms available at extra
monthly cost. Call to inquire about "special offers."
Amenities: wall-to-wall carpeting, window blinds, appliances, outdoor
pool and tennis courts. Income/credit criteria. Transportation to/from
apartments/campus PACE #379 or #381 (88th Ave.). Grocery store less than one
mile away. 1.1 miles from campus. Pets allowed.
Office hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (closed for lunch,
Noon-1 p.m.), Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
8301 South 88th Ave.
Justice, IL 60458
614 units/built 1969
1 bedroom/unfurnished $700-$900
2 bedrooms/unfurnished $865-$1,050
3 bedrooms/unfurnished $1,160-$1,295
Water and gas included, tenant
pays electricity. Standard 12- month lease. Security deposit of at least
one month's rent is required.
Amenities: pool and
clubhouse, fitness trail, wall-to-wall carpet, appliances, air-conditioning,
window treatments (blinds) included, cable ready, private balconies. Recent
renovations. Inquire about special offers for Moraine Valley students.
Transportation to/from apartments/campus PACE #379 (88th Ave.). Less than one
mile to grocery store.
Office hours: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday, 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
George Vinalek Properties
8512 West 95th St.
Hickory Hills, IL 60457
1 bedroom/unfurnished $700-$710
Water and gas included. Tenant
pays electricity. Cooking appliances use electric. Standard 12-month lease.
Inquire about special offers. Window blinds, wall-to-wall carpeting
included. Recent renovations. No pets allowed. Less than one mile to grocery
store. 2.1 miles to Moraine Valley. Transportation to/from apartments/campus
PACE #381 (95th Street). Call to inquire about availability and to make an
appointment to view apartments.
Conditions and requirements of renting apartments vary from one apartment
complex to another. Many applications require documentation such as a visa,
I-20, passport, Moraine Valley Schedule.
There may be fees for applying for
an apartment. (The amount is approximate.)
Application fee: $25
Holding Deposit Fee: $100
Security Deposit: One month rent
Terms of Leases:
Most apartments require a lease of one year. Shorter or longer leases may be
Electricity, Telephone and Internet Services
To order phone service, contact AT&T at (800) 244-4444. To order electric
service, contact ComEd at (800) 334-7661. There are many
Internet service companies. Services and rates vary with the companies.