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Lower Columbia College knows how important housing is to your success. Our staff will help you have a caring, positive, safe, and supportive American living experience.

Housing options include living in an apartment or living with a host family. Scroll below to learn more.

  You must secure and confirm housing by the Housing Application deadline. If not, your I-20 will be canceled.


LCC Apartment-Style Housing for International Students

Photos of Fully-Furnished Apartment-Style Housing

  • Located next to campus.
  • Convenient option for independent students.
  • Within walking distance of shopping and downtown areas.
  • Easy to stay connected to student activities.
  • On the main bus route.

Apartment Options 2021-2022 Academic Year

Two-bedroom apartment (private bedroom with a shared main living area and kitchen)

  • $1350 per quarter (each quarter is 3 months)
    • One-time $125 cleaning fee is required with first payment

Two-bedroom apartment (shared bedroom with a shared main living area and kitchen)

  • $770 per quarter (each quarter is 3 months)
    • One-time $125 cleaning fee is required with first payment

Monthly cost includes all utilities except for cable. Rooms are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, and a student's first choice of housing type is not always available. Does not include meals.

Apartment Amenities

Living Room

  • Couch
  • Coffee table

Full Kitchen

  • Full-size refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Rice cooker
  • Table
  • Pots, pans, plates, cups, silverware


  • Twin bed with built-in storage or dresser
  • Closet
  • Linens (towels, sheets, comforter, pillow)


  • Sink
  • Toilet
  • Tub and shower


  • On-site coin-operated washer and dryer ($1 to wash, $1 to dry)


  • Locked storage area in laundry area


  • Each apartment has two locks and an outside security door
  • LCC security regularly patrols the apartments

Apply for an Apartment

Host Family

Host Family Living (on pause due to COVID-19)

Live with an American family and share their customs, culture, and language.

  • Experience first-hand American family life.
  • Practice speaking English with native speakers.
  • Develop life-long friendships with your family.
  • Stay connected to a family environment.

For information on how to become a Host Family see Host Families.

Cost: $900 per month

Host Family Amenities

  • Bedroom with bed, desk, closet space, and wifi access
  • Shared bathroom
  • Household utilities
  • Transportation assistance to and from school
  • Food for three meals a day

Apply for a Host Family

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