FAQ

common questions about 8N Lofts

What is 8|N Lofts?

It’s a high-quality Lincoln apartment community designed especially with University of Nebraska students in mind. 8|N Lofts features a variety of spacious apartments plus a full set of community features such as a luxurious clubhouse, sky deck, rooftop hot tub and social spaces, all just five blocks from the UNL campus.

Is 8|N Lofts part of University of Nebraska-Lincoln?

8|N Lofts is a privately owned and professionally managed community. Click here for more information about the management and ownership.

Can I live with friends, or can you match me with roommates?

You can select your roommate(s), or you can apply on your own and we can match you with other students. Applicants answer a short list of lifestyle questions to help in the matching process.

What are per-person contracts?

Instead of requiring all roommates to sign a joint lease, each person at 8|N Lofts has their own individual contract, with one person per bedroom. This means you are only responsible for paying for yourself — not your roommates. Even if a roommate moves out or other bedrooms in your apartment are empty, you only pay the rate for your bedroom.

What is included in the rent?

Each resident at 8|N Lofts pays a flat rate that includes:

  • Furnishings (optional)
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Satellite TV
  • Electricity ($30/person/month allowance)
  • Water/sewer, trash removal
  • 24-hour on-site management
  • Community features – fitness center, lounges, tanning, etc.

What size are the apartments?

The spacious accommodations at 8|N Lofts range from 1 through 5-bedroom apartments, all with single bedrooms and with available private bedroom-bathroom suites.

Are the apartments furnished?

The foptional furniture package at 8|N Lofts includes a full-size XL bed, dressers, desk and chair in each bedroom, and a sofa, coffee table, 48-inch TV and entertainment stand in each living room. To see a sample of the furniture and other finishes, please visit our model residences.

When do the contracts start and end?

The standard term is August 14, 2018 to July 26, 2019, with payments made in 12 equal installments. Other alternate dates may be available; please inquire with our staff.

Can I pay by credit card?

Yes. Residents can pay online 24 hours per day, by credit card or ACH electronic checking. 8|N Lofts also offers automatic payment by either credit card or checking account — just fill out one page, one time and payments will be made automatically. Convenience fees apply for credit card and debit card payments.

Will my financial aid cover charges at 8|N Lofts?

Your living costs at 8|N Lofts can be covered by financial aid, just like on-campus housing. Any available financial aid funds, after university charges are satisfied, are released to the student for non-institutional expenses, such as off-campus housing. These funds can be used to pay charges at 8|N Lofts. Normal payment deadlines will continue to apply.

Is 8|N Lofts open to non-students?

Nearly all the residents at 8|N Lofts are students at the University of Nebraska, and the per-person contracts are designed with students in mind. Nonetheless, 8|N Lofts is an Equal Opportunity housing provider and welcomes applications from non-students. Family members are welcome as well, subject to occupancy limits. Because of the need to match student roommates, non-students must apply together with enough roommates to fill the desired residence.

What kind of safety and security are provided?

8|N Lofts has fire sprinklers, plus electronic locks and individually locking bedroom doors. Community courtesy patrols are provided at select times. Management staff are also on-site 24×7 and can be reached by a 24-hour phone number.

What are the policies on pets, smoking and guests?

8|N Lofts is a no-pets community. The community is smoke-free in all indoor areas. Guests are welcome at all times, subject to the consent of roommates and security considerations. Overnight guests are welcome, with limits on the number of days and guests.

Can I park my vehicle at 8|N Lofts?

8|N Lofts offers multiple parking options for an additional charge. Reserved and non-reserved spaces are available in the UNL Blue 3 parking structure, just three blocks away. Surface parking is also available at 125 W. O Street. The private 8|N Lofts shuttle bus serves both parking locations.

What other transportation options will I have?

8|N Lofts is a short walk, shuttle bus or bike ride to the UNL campus. The Historic Haymarket District is also just steps away. The 8|N Lofts private shuttle bus runs every 20 minutes on weekdays when class is in session during the Fall and Spring semesters, plus additional service at select weekend times.

Can I see a model apartment?

Yes. Please request an appointment for a personal tour, or just stop by to see us and we’ll be happy to show you the community.