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Ava at Cortez Hill

Housing is now available for NSAD students at Ava at Cortez Hill, located just blocks away at 1399 9th Ave. in downtown San Diego.

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All students will live in fully furnished 2 bedroom, 2 bath apartments, with two students per bedroom. Rent is $745/month per person, including utilities, cable TV and high speed internet.

Building Amenities
Ava at Cortez Hill has many attractive amenities, including a freshly redesigned pool/jacuzzi/BBQ area, fitness room, roof-top basketball court, tennis court, on-site laundry room, and game and community rooms. There is also a convenience store on the ground level of the building.

Roommate Matching
Roommate matching is based on gender, age and lifestyle. Students may choose to live in female-only, male-only or co-ed apartments.

Booking Process
1. Fill out the NSAD Housing Request to request a bedroom
2. Fill out the application form
3. Send in a copy of your ID and proof of income/financial support to SDSH by email or fax
4. Wait for your Financial Pre-Approval Confirmation from SDSH
5. Review and approve your Housing Proposal
6. Pay $45 non-refundable application fee and sign rental application from Ava at Cortez Hill
7. Receive your SDSH Approval of Housing Arrangements and pay security deposit (one month rent)

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Studio 819 Residential Hotel

Studio 819 is another housing option offering furnished apartments in the traditional hotel style with daily, weekly, and monthly rates. Located in the heart of Hillcrest, right next to downtown San Diego, enjoy the walkable neighborhood full of cafés, restaurants, and shops. Studio 819 is just minutes away from freeway access. Nearby attractions include Sea World, San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, the Gas Lamp Quarter, Petco Park, Sea Port Village, Qualcomm Stadium, Old Town and many more.

For more information about rates, amenities, and available units please visit Studio 819's website at

San Diego Homestay (for International students only)

San Diego Homestay is San Diego's premier homestay service provider for international students since 1998. San Diego Homestay has and extensive network of host families and can provide international students with a homestay program that best fits your needs. We provide host families in the greater San Diego area, including North County, all year-round.

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