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Family Housing

Approximately 100 families reside in two- and three-bedroom apartments at Cougar Village. Apartments are available both furnished and unfurnished. Students, faculty or staff must show proof of marriage, civil union legally recognized in Illinois or domestic partnership to live in Family Housing.

  • Installment payments include all utilities – gas, electricity, water, trash, expanded basic cable television and wireless Internet.
  • On-site laundries.
  • Bus transportation to local schools.
  • Before and after school care at the on-site Family Resource Center.
  • Programs to meet the unique needs of family students.

The Cougar Village complex also houses more than 1,400 single students in apartments adjacent to, but mostly separate from, the family apartment buildings. Family Housing is located in Cougar Village buildings 421-431. Please note, all University Housing facilities are non-smoking and no pets (except fish) are allowed.

To apply for Family Housing, complete the online Family Housing application and pay the $175 deposit. Visit the Application and Cost web page for Family Housing costs. Families can move in throughout the year, depending on availability.

Local School and Childcare Resources

Family Housing is part of the Edwardsville Community Unit District 7 school system. School-age children in Family Housing attend N.O. Nelson Elementary (Grades K-2), Woodland Elementary (Grades 3-5), Lincoln Middle School (Grades 6-8), and Edwardsville High School (Grades 9-12).

The Family Resource Center was established to assist the 100 student families who reside at University Housing’s Cougar Village. The Center offers a variety of programming for married couples and parents and their children ranging from academic and social to creative and educational. The Family Resource Center also offers “Rise and Shine” and “After School” programs that provide morning and after-school supervision. Visit the Family Resource Center or call (618) 650‑3506 for details.

For additional cost, the Early Childhood Center on campus provides educational programming for children of SIUE students and employees. Visit the Early Childhood Center or call (618) 650‑2556 for details.

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