What is The Republic?
It’s a cottage-style residential community, designed especially with UNT and TWU students in mind – in a great location and at attractive rates. Built in 2011, The Republic features spacious Craftsman-style cottages and row houses with 9-foot ceilings, hardwood-style floors, gourmet kitchens, private bathrooms and more. All in a beautiful neighborhood setting, just minutes from campus.
Is The Republic part of UNT or TWU?
The Republic 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 The Republic 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 rate?
Each resident at The Republic pays a flat rate that includes:
- Complete set of furniture
- Live Ethernet port in each bedroom, plus Wi-Fi in each residence
- Trash removal
- Washer and dryer in each cottage
- 24-hour on-site management
- Community features – pools, fitness center, etc.
- Optional covered parking spaces are also available.
Are private bathrooms available?
Yes. All cottages at The Republic feature a private “in-suite” bathroom for each bedroom. Select cottages also feature an additional 1/2 bath.
Are the apartments furnished?
Yes, all residences include a complete set of custom furniture at no extra charge, including full or queen beds, desks and chairs, leather-style sofa and side chairs, dining set and coffee/side tables. To see a sample of the furniture and other finishes, please visit our model cottage.
How big are the cottages?
The Republic residences range from 1,272 square feet (3 bedroom) to 2,362 square feet (5 bedroom).
When do the contracts start and end?
The standard term is August 18, 2018 to August 2, 2019, with payments made in 12 equal installments. Limited 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. The Republic 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 The Republic?
Your living costs at The Republic 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 The Republic. Normal payment deadlines will continue to apply.
Is The Republic open to non-students?
Most of the residents at The Republic are students at UNT. The per person contracts are also designed with students in mind; nonetheless, The Republic 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 cottage-mates, non-students must apply together with enough cottage-mates to fill the desired cottage.
What kind of safety and security are provided?
The Republic offers electronic controlled access to each residence, plus locking bedroom doors. Each residence offers a security system; monitoring can be arranged by residents. Community courtesy patrols are provided at select times, plus security cameras are located in numerous areas. 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?
The Republic is a pet-friendly community, with some restrictions. All pets must be registered with management and a pet fee paid; dogs must be kept on leashes when outside. All indoor areas at The Republic are smoke-free. Guests are welcome at all times, subject to the consent of cottage-mates and security considerations. Overnight guests are welcome, with limits on the number of days and guests. Guest parking is limited.
Can I park my vehicle at The Republic?
The Republic offers free parking for all residents, with optional reserved covered parking available. Limited free guest parking is available as well.
What other transportation options will I have?
The UNT “Centre Place” shuttle bus stops right in front of The Republic every 6 to 15 minutes when school is in session, 7:15am to 10:15pm Monday to Thursday and 7:15am to 5:15pm on Friday. UNT and TWU are both just minutes away.
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.