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What is The Republic?

It’s a high-quality Lubbock cottage community designed especially with Texas Tech University students in mind. The Republic features a variety of spacious, furnished cottages plus a full set of community features such as a large saltwater pool, luxurious clubhouse, 24-hour fitness center, study and game lounges, and much more. All just minutes from campus.

Is The Republic part of Texas Tech University?

No. 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 cottage 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
  • Wi-Fi in each cottage in each bedroom
  • Trash removal
  • Washer and dryer in each cottage
  • 24-hour on-site management
  • Community features — pools, fitness center, etc.

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 cottages furnished?

Yes, all cottages at The Republic include a furniture package including a full-size bed, dresser, desk and chair in each bedroom, a sofa and armchair, coffee table and entertainment stand in each living room. Plus, all residences also include a dining table and chairs and/or counter stools. To see a sample of the furniture and other finishes, please visit our model residences.

How big are the cottages?

The cottages range from approximately 1,395 square feet (2 bedroom) to 2,362 square feet (5 bedroom). Select cottages also feature large walk-in closets.

Is a co-signer or financial guaranty required?

Within 7 days after a Housing Agreement is signed, each resident is required to do one of two things: provide a qualifying guarantor (often a parent), or pre-pay the final 2 installments.

When do the contracts start and end?

The standard term is August 17, 2024 to July 26, 2025, with payments made in 12 equal installments. Limited alternate dates may be available; please inquire with our staff. Click here for a sample agreement.

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?

Nearly all the residents at The Republic at Lubbock are students at Texas Tech and the per-person contracts are also designed with students in mind. Residents/families with children are welcome. There is no extra cost for minor children in the care of adult residents, other than regular charges for each bedroom space selected by the resident. A minor occupying a bedroom space rented by a parent, guardian or person with legal custody is not considered a breach of the Housing Agreement or a violation of the rules. The Republic is an Equal Opportunity housing provider and welcomes applications from non-students. In order to match student roommates in shared apartments, we will request roommate consent for any non-student occupants.

What kind of safety and security are provided?

The Republic offers electronic controlled access to each cottage, plus locking bedroom doors. Each cottages offers a security system; monitoring can be arranged by residents. Entrance gates to the community are generally closed at night and can be opened for residents and guests to enter. 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 in select cottages, with restrictions on animals and breeds. All indoor and adjacent areas of 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 Citibus “North Indiana” shuttle route stops right in front of The Republic every 9 minutes when school is in session, 7am to 7pm. Texas Tech is just minutes away.

Can I see a model residence?

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.

Apply Now

Apply now to secure your preferred placement, and we'll waive the deposit.

New applicants only; limit one resident per bedroom. Housing Agreement must be fully signed while this limited-time promotion is in effect. Approved guarantor or partial prepaid rent required. All agreements are subject to management approval under regular application policies. Special offers, including discounted rates, may not be combined.