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Studio apartments available on campus through JSM

Apartment hunting on a budget can make it seem like a quality one bedroom apartment is unattainable, and splitting a four bedroom unit with seven other people is the only way to afford a nice place on campus.  We would like to introduce you to the concept of studio apartments! Efficiently designed to provide you with all your desired amenities in one open space, these apartments are great for keeping costs low and quality of living high. Even more good news, JSM offers a wide variety of studio apartments all across campus. Check out some of our listings below, and head over to to see what else we offer.

1.  401 Chalmers aka Illini Manor

These efficiency apartments feature a full kitchen (recently re-modeled with new appliances, cabinets, and granite countertops!), as well as a combination dining/bedroom area with a single bed, under bed storage, built-in bookshelves, and a wardrobe. The built-in desk and desk chair make this the perfect apartment for the busy student. But all work and no play is no way to live, so be sure to take a study break on the roof-top sun deck with lounges and a grill. Arguably, the best part about Illini Manor is that your one monthly payment of $575.00 ($485.00 for rent and $90.00 for utilities) covers everything: water, sewer, recycling, heat, A/C, electricity, and internet. No need to worry about paying multiple bills a month, because JSM has got you covered. 

2. 504 Clark

If you are lucky enough to be heading off campus during the summer of 2016, then a 10-month lease at 504 Clark St. is in order! With a start date of August 15th, 2015 and end date on May 29th, 2016 here you don’t have to worry about finding a summer sublease, or paying rent for an apartment you aren’t living in. And not only are the terms of the lease great, so is the apartment! A large open floorplan with a full kitchen, full bath, and brand new built in desks make this a comfortable place to live and study. Monthly rent is $568.00 for a first floor unit, and $579.00 for second and third floor. The $46.00 utility fee covers water, sewer, recycling, and internet.   Spend your school year here!

3. 602 Clark

Living in a studio apartment does not mean sacrificing luxury. At 602 Clark you get a newly re-modeled kitchen, dining bar, spacious living room, built-in bookshelves, and a massive bathroom. And that large space is put to good use with washer and dryer in each unit. Plus each unit has a private patio or balcony. Monthly rent starts at $590.00, and the utility fee of $48.00 covers water, sewer, recycling, and free wifi.    

These are just three of nine wonderful studio apartment buildings JSM has to offer. To see the complete list, please visit There you will find more information, pictures, and floor plans. If you want to take a closer look at Illini Manor, 504 Clark, or any other building feel free to call our office at 217-359-6108 to schedule a tour!

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