Frequently Asked Questions

Please see below for frequently asked questions. If you have a question that isn't on this list, feel free to call us at 612-331-3911 and we'll be happy to answer it for you!

How is living in a co-op different than traditional apartments?

How many people can live in an apartment?

  • Cole Townhomes: 2-bedrooms up to four people; 3-bedrooms up to five people.
  • Fourth Street Co-op: Studios & 1-bedrooms: up to two people; 2-bedrooms: up to four people; 3-bedrooms: up to five people.
  • All other buildings: Studios & 1-bedrooms: up to two people; 2 through 4-bedrooms: up to four people.

How much is the security deposit?

  • Starting November 1st, 2014 security deposits* at all buildings will equal:
    • Studios and 1BRs: $500
    • 2BRs: $750
    • 3BRs and 4BRs: $1000
      *Extra deposit may be requested at discretion of management if any requirements of Resident Selection Criteria are not met.

What fees do you charge as part of the application/move-in process?

  • Each person applying to live in an apartment will pay a $45 application fee. This fee goes towards the processing of your application, including background screening and other document processing (see Resident Selection Criteria).
  • Each co-op member also pays a $40 membership fee upon moving in (exlcuding Cole Townhomes).
  • In order to secure an apartment, applicants must pay the security deposit (see above).

What is the membership fee for?

  • The cooperative model is dedicated to democratic governance and equality among residents. In pursuit of these values, education and development play a large role in building strong cooperative communities. In order to provide such services, the co-ops charge a one-time membership fee for new residents. Included in this fee is a membership to NASCO (North American Students of Cooperation), which is an international non-profit dedicated to student cooperative education and networking.

Are the apartments furnished?

  • Our apartments and townhomes do not come furnished - this means you can bring your own furniture and decorate how you please! If you prefer your apartment furnished, custom furniture rental packages are available at

Do you allow pets?

  • Yes, with conditions. Please see our Pet Policy.

Do you offer a roommate matching service?

  • We do not offer a roommate matching service - you get to choose who you live with!

Is rent charged per person or per apartment?

  • Rent is charged per apartment, not per person or per bedroom.
  • Rent stays the same regardless of number of roommates. (e.g. There is no extra fee for two people living in a one-bedroom)

How do I pay rent?

  • Rent can be paid by logging into the Resident Portal, or by check or money order by mail or in person.

What utilities are included in the rent?

  • Please see our current Rate Sheet for information on rent prices and utilities.

Do you have a maintenance staff?

  • Absolutely! We have a wonderful maintenance staff here to help residents in the event they have a maintenance request. We also have a 24/7 after-hours emergency maintenance line.

Is parking available at the buildings?

  • Parking is available at all buildings. Please see our current Rate Sheet for more information on pricing.

Are the apartments close to the U of M and other universities?

  • Our buildings are in great locations central to the University of Minnesota and all other Minneapolis colleges and universities. Visit Our Communities for a map of all our locations!

What are rent prices and availabilities?

How can I apply?

  • Go to the Apply Now page for instructions on applying for an apartment online.