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Family Housing

Make UL Lafayette home for you and your family at Cajun Village. Learn more about the requirements, costs, and amenities for family housing in Cajun Village at the University.

Requirements

You are eligible for family housing if you are an undergraduate or graduate student and you are either:

  • Already married and enrolled full time at the University
  • Single with dependent children under the age of 18 and you are enrolled full time at the University

To be full time, undergraduate students must take 12 credit hours per semester and graduate students must take 9 credit hours per semester.

You are not eligible to apply for family housing until you are legally married or after the birth of a child.

Application Process

To apply for family housing, make sure you meet the requirements listed on this page and have the following documents ready to submit with your application.

Additional Documents Needed

All students applying for family housing must submit:

  • Your state-issued ID or passport/visa
  • Your birth certificate or F1 paperwork

If you are married, you must also provide:

  • Your marriage certificate (with official English translation, if applicable)
  • Your spouse’s state-issued ID or a passport/visa
  • Your spouse’s birth certificate or F1 paperwork
  • Birth certificates for all children who will reside with you

If you are single with children, you must also submit:

  • Birth certificates for all children who will reside with you

Apply Now

When you have your documentation ready, you can fill out the housing application. The application will be made available in November.

Along with your application, you will need to pay a $50 non-refundable application fee to the Student Cashier Center in the Student Union and then bring your receipt to the Legacy Park Office as proof of payment.

Housing is Not Guaranteed

Know that our Cajun Village family housing accommodations are limited and we have an extensive waitlist every year. Though we try our best to accommodate all students, we cannot guarantee that you will have a place to live on campus.

When you apply, you will be added to the family housing waitlist and we will contact you when a unit becomes available for you.'

Housing Contract

Your contract for family housing is on a month-to-month basis for the maximum length of one year. You will be billed at the beginning of each semester for your apartment.

Paying for Family Housing

Once you have been accepted into Cajun Village, you will be required to pay:

  • $100 damage deposit
  • Pro-rated amount of the current month’s rent (if you don’t move in on the first day of the month)

Once you move in, you will be billed on a semester-by-semester basis. If you cannot pay your total housing costs at the beginning of each semester, you can choose to enroll in a payment plan. The payment plan lets you make four smaller payments throughout the semester instead of one large payment at the beginning of the semester.

Learn more about the cost for a family housing apartment per semester.

Note that Cajun Village residents are not required to purchase a meal plan through the University.

Amenities

UL Lafayette’s family housing Cajun Village apartment community gives married couples and single parents the opportunity to pursue an education while maintaining an affordable, convenient campus lifestyle.

Located on the south end of campus, Cajun Village offers all the amenities you’d expect from a traditional apartment complex, only well within reach of everything UL Lafayette has to offer. That means quick access to academic halls, Dupré Library, campus dining, Girard Park, and social events — all with the added privacy and security that your family needs.

And best of all, students who choose family housing are enriched by a diverse community of like-minded individuals — fathers, mothers, husbands, and wives who share in your pursuits.

Child Care & Local Schools

Family Housing is located seconds from UL Lafayette’s Child Development Center.

Learn more about the Child Development Center and how to apply for child care >

Cajun Village is located seconds from Girard Park and UL Lafayette’s Child Development Center. They are located in the Lafayette School District with Woodvale Elementary, L.J. Alleman Middle School, and Lafayette High School.