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Family Housing

The Cottages at Cajun Village: On-Campus Family Housing Apartments

Make UL Lafayette home for you and your family at the Cottages at Cajun Village.

The Cottages at Cajun Village apartments give married couples and single parents the opportunity to pursue an education while maintaining an affordable and convenient on campus lifestyle. This community 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, and social and recreation events — all with the added privacy and security that your family needs. 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.

The Cottages at Cajun Village is located on the south end of campus, minutes from Girard Park and UL Lafayette’s Child Development Center. The complex is located in the Lafayette School District which includes Woodvale Elementary, L.J. Alleman Middle School, and Lafayette High School.

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

Amenities and Layout


All apartments are two-bedroom, one-bath units which include a range oven, refrigerator, and washer/dryer hookups. All utilities are included in the cost of rent, excluding cable and internet. WiFi is included. Cable must be purchased independently by each resident.


To be eligible for family housing, you must be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student who is either:

  • Married and enrolled full time at the University
  • Single with a dependent child(ren) under the age of 18 and enrolled full-time at the University
    • To be considered 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.

All students applying for family housing must submit the following:

  • Cajun Card
  • State-issued ID or Passport/Visa and F1 Paperwork
  • Unofficial Transcript

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 and F1 paperwork
  • Birth certificates for all children who will reside with you (if applicable)

If you are single with a dependent child(ren), you must also submit:

  • Birth certificates for all children who will reside with you

Billing and Rates

Rates for the Cottages at Cajun Village can be found on the Housing and Meal Rates page of the Housing website. Please note that residents of the Cottages at Cajun Village do not need to purchase a Meal Plan. Once you move in, you will be billed on a semester-by-semester basis for a contracted period of one year. 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, which is managed by the Student Cashier's office, lets you make four smaller payments throughout the semester instead of one large payment at the beginning of the semester. Learn more about the payment plan at the Office of the Burser website.

How to Apply

The housing application and required documentation can be returned to the Legacy Park Office or emailed to Copies can be made at the Legacy Park Office or can be scanned and attached to the email submission.

Once your application is received, you will receive a confirmation email from the Property Manager of the Cottages of Cajun Village. Due to limited availability, we may not be able to guarantee an immediate housing assignment. In the event that the Cottages at Cajun Village is at its capacity, applicants will be put on the Family Housing waitlist and given a housing assignment when units become available. Applicants are welcome to call for status updates on their applications.

As soon as a unit is available, acceptance notices will be sent from the Property Manager to the applicant’s University email account or by phone call. You will then have the option to confirm your assignment or have your application removed or moved to the bottom of the waitlist.

Failure to provide accurate information may result in the removal of your application from the waitlist.