Housing & Accommodation
NAIT is pleased to offer the opportunity for NAIT students to live at the University of Alberta campus or the MacEwan University residence while studying at NAIT for the 2017/18 academic year.
With 5 student-focused, modern residences to choose from, NAIT students are only a short LRT ride from campus. With the NAIT U-Pass, students ride the LRT for free and never have to worry about parking.
While living at these university campuses, you will also have access to all the community resources available to each resident, including
- in-residence recreation, fitness and study facilities
- access to laundry facilities
- residence support services
- community activities and programming
- free wireless internet
- on-campus dining and grocery options
Follow the links below for more information about each university, their housing options and contract terms. Be sure to apply right away to be considered for housing during the 2017/18 academic year – space is limited!
- How to apply for University of Alberta student residence as a NAIT student
- How to apply for MacEwan student residence as a NAIT student
Other housing options
There are also many opportunities to rent apartments or houses around the city. (Please note that these options are not endorsed or reviewed by NAIT.)
What should I consider when I am looking at places to live?
- Lease: You can usually sign a monthly or a yearly lease. Sometimes the yearly lease gives you a better deal; however, you cannot break the lease, which limits your ability to move if you decide you are not happy with your accommodation.
- Utilities: Ask if the rent includes utilities (heat, water, power and cable). If not, check how much utilities cost per month. In Alberta, heating costs are quite high, especially in older houses and in the winter months.
- Laundry: Find out if there are laundry facilities in the building or nearby.
- Bus/LRT Connections: Check out the bus/LRT connections to NAIT. How long will it take? Where is the nearest bus stop?
- Security: Check that the building is secure enough for you to feel safe. Many apartments have security systems on the main door, allowing only residents to enter the building.
- Shared Accommodation: Sharing rent and utility costs with others can be considerably cheaper than living on your own. If you decide to share, remember that the person who signs the lease or rental agreement and utilities is responsible for the payments. In order to avoid disputes, you should discuss with your roommate how you will share expenses before you move in.
- Read and understand the Tenant Rights and Responsibilities under the Government of Alberta's Landlord and Tenant section.