Cottages for Students to Call Home in Lafayette, LA

Luxury Off-Campus Apartments

Your student deserves nothing but the best. Cottage Landing offers luxury student housing designed specifically for University of Lousiana at Lafayette students. Our convenient location allows for easy walking or biking to campus, saving you money on parking permits. We provide comfortable, cottage style apartments in a gated community with three-, four-, and five-bedroom apartments and a private bathroom in each bedroom, perfect for those looking for more space and privacy than traditional dorms.

Check out our FAQs below to help you and your student decide if the luxury cottage life is the right choice for your off-campus student housing. If you or your student has a question that isn’t answered below, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our leasing office. We are here to help you choose the best campus living situation for your student during their time in Lafayette, Louisiana.

Student Housing Apartments Near ULL (FAQs)

Cottage Landing Lafayette provides students with luxury 3, 4, and 5 bedroom cottages conveniently located near UL Lafayette, so your student can easily walk or ride a bicycle to the university and you can save the money for a parking pass. Our upscale off-campus student housing community ensures your student experiences all of the comforts of home during the school year without staying in on-campus housing.

Check out our FAQs below to help you and your student decide if the luxury cottage life is the right choice for your student’s off-campus housing. If you or your student has a question that isn’t answered below, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our friendly, knowledgeable office staff. We are here to help you choose the best campus living situation for your student during their time in Lafayette, Louisiana.

What does it mean to have an individual lease?

An individual lease is a great option as it provides your roommate with their own separate lease agreement and responsibility for only their monthly rental installment and other lease charges. If a roommate moves out for any reason, your student won’t have to worry about needing to cover their portion of the rent. His or her financial responsibility is only for their space!

What is a guarantor?

A guarantor is a person who will guarantee the obligations of the resident. This includes but is not limited to financial responsibilities. Students who do not meet our standard rental criteria and approval standards require a financial guarantor. Typically, tenants must have an income of at least three times the monthly rent installment and a satisfactory credit history to qualify. For a copy of our complete rental criteria, please get in touch with our office. If an approved guarantor cannot be obtained, the last 6 rental installments must be paid before move-in.

A guarantor is not needed in a person to sign the lease. All paperwork for the guarantors to complete will be sent electronically to their email addresses.

What is included in the rent?

Our Lafayette student apartments offer all-inclusive rent! Your student’s rental payment includes rent, electricity*, water, sewer, trash, high-speed wireless internet, as well as extended basic cable in each bedroom and living room. Students DO NOT have to set up any utilities in their name, and there are NO connection fees or deposits. Students also have full access to all of our amazing community amenities, like our luxury swimming pool, 24/7 fitness center, and on-site professional staff. Please click the amenities tab to get a full list of amenities offered.

*There is a designated cap per apartment for the electric bill. If the apartment goes over the cap during the month, the difference will be split equally among the occupants of that specific apartment.

When is my student's rent due?

Rental installments are due on the first of each month, despite financial aid disbursement dates. Advance payments are accepted; however, partial payments cannot be accepted.

How does my student pay their rent?

For your convenience, we offer several payment options for your student to choose from. We accept checks, money orders, and cashier’s checks in our office. Students may also pay online through our website using a checking account or credit or debit card. Monthly ACH payments can be set up online as well. The payment processor does charge a convenience fee for online payments. We are unable to accept cash for any payment.

Is there a security deposit?

No, but we do charge a Community Fee. The Community fee is a non-refundable convenience fee of $275. Payment of the community fee covers administrative costs associated with setting up key codes, gate, and common area fobs and bedroom keys, preparing your student’s room for move-in, as well as the upkeep of the community.

How long is the lease term?

Leases consist of a 12-month term. As is customary with apartment living, the total rent amount is broken into 12 equal monthly installments.

Can my student request specific roommates?

Yes, students can list the roommates they have chosen when completing the application. It is important that all roommates list each other and that all requests are mutual. All requests are placed on a first-come, first-served basis and are taken in order based on the date the lease is signed.

What if my student doesn’t have roommates?

Our homes allow your student to live with best friends or make new ones through our roommate matching program. If your student does not have preferred roommates, please indicate that he or she would like to use our roommate matching service. Everyone is given a series of questions to complete during the application process that will inquire about their study habits, social habits, and hobbies. This will help us match your student with residents who have similar preferences in the requested floor plan.

Can my student request an apartment?

Students can request a specific apartment, but there is no guarantee that we can honor the request. We do our best to try to accommodate all requests. All requests are placed on a first-come, first-served basis and are taken in order based on the date the lease is signed. The sooner the lease is signed, the better the chance the request will be granted! Apartments and roommate assignments are made two to three weeks before moving in. Students will be notified via mail/email once an assignment is made.

What happens if my student has conflicts with their roommates after move-in?

We ask students to first communicate directly with one another to work towards a solution. Should there be differences that simply cannot be worked out, residents may be able to transfer, depending on availability. A transfer fee may apply, and the transferee will be required to pay the rental rate for the new room.

Is renter’s insurance required?

Renters Insurance is not required but is highly recommended, as personal property and vehicles are not insured under the apartment lease agreement. It is relatively inexpensive and covers your student’s personal belongings if something were to happen. Renter’s insurance can often be secured through the automobile insurance carrier or homeowner’s policy. Check with your provider for details.

Is Cottage Landing a pet-friendly apartment community?

Yes, we do allow pets with breed restrictions. Additionally, we will apply pet rent and a one-time pet fee of $250 per pet.

What if residents need maintenance in their apartments?

Students can submit a service request online through our resident portal or simply call or stop by the leasing office. Our maintenance staff is here to respond to all issues promptly and professionally. Please be as specific as possible regarding the location and actual maintenance issue. Our goal is to respond to service requests within 24 hours!

How does my student receive mail and packages?

We provide mailboxes that are centrally located on-site and assigned by the unit. This is where your student’s mail will be delivered daily. If your student has packages delivered that will not fit in the mailbox, we will accept those packages in our leasing office. We will notify your student via email or text message. With your student’s best interest in mind, we instruct carriers not to leave packages at the doorstep.

How close are you to the University of Louisiana at Lafayette?

Our student apartments are near the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, located less than a mile away from campus! This means the commute to class is only a short walk or bike ride away from class, eliminating the need for an expensive on-campus parking pass. We are also within walking distance from Cajun Field, so you will always be close to the action.

What type of parking is available at your community?

We offer one (1) parking pass per resident at no charge allowing your student to park anywhere in the community.

Will each bedroom have its own bathroom?

Yes, each bedroom has its own private bathroom.

What kinds of events do you have for your residents?

Our friendly staff plans monthly resident events to get your students involved. These events are always fun and a great way to meet friends! Did we mention the free food and giveaways?! Check out our social media pages to get a first-hand look at events we’ve held in the past! Give us a like or follow while you’re there!

How can my student reserve an apartment?

Begin by clicking on “Apply” above. After submitting the application and application payment, the guarantor will receive a link via email to complete the guarantor’s application. A member of our leasing team will be in touch shortly afterward to guide your student through each step of the leasing process.

What paperwork is required to secure a room/apartment?

Since we offer individual leases, each resident is required to complete a rental application and lease agreement. We will also need a copy of your student’s college I.D. or acceptance letter. Guarantors will have to complete the guarantor application and agreement. All fees must be paid and the lease must be signed to secure a room.

What if my student wants to leave for school break?

Students may leave at their leisure, however, in accordance with the lease agreement, students are responsible for payment whether he or she chooses to stay or leave for the break.

Does my student have to leave during school breaks?

Unlike the dorms, we do not require residents to vacate their apartments during school breaks.

What if my student needs to break his or her lease or doesn’t return for the spring or summer semesters?

We do not offer a lease buy-out. However, the lease agreement provides for your student’s apartment to be re-let to another individual provided the new resident meets our rental criteria and approval standards. Students are responsible for finding the person to take over the lease and are required to pay all rental installments until someone takes over the contract. Please contact the office for specific details of the re-let process and fees.

When is move in day?

Your student’s move-in date is listed on the first page of the lease agreement and is generally several days before the fall semester begins. See the property homepage for more details or call the office for specific dates.

Online Payments Available

  • Accepts echeck payments
  • Accepts credit card payments
  • Accepts cash payments via MoneyGram

Contact Cottage Landing Today

Cottage Landing is the best campus living situation for your student during their time in Lafayette, Louisiana. Contact us today to schedule a tour of our community or apply for housing. We look forward to showing you your new home.