International Students

Welcome current and future residents. Let us know how we can help.

We are excited to welcome international students from all over the world to the newest and smartest student apartments at Purdue! We want your rental process and transition to the West Lafayette to be as smooth as possible. 

Getting Started

Leasing & Renewal

  How to submit an application

Follow these simple steps to submit an application to live at Aspire at Discovery Park.

  1. Please visit the Floors Plan page of our website and choose the floor plan that is right for you. 
  2. Once you have selected your floor plan, click on the "Apply" button. You will need to register an account to continue. 
  3. Fill out the entire application. If you choose a Guarantor, they will also need to fill out an application. A Guarantor must earn four times the monthly rent installment and have established credit. You can use your I-20 for income verification. 
  4. After you and your Guarantor (if applicable) submit an application, the property staff will generate a lease for you to sign online.  
  5. Once your application is signed, you and your Guarantor (if applicable) will go through a credit and background screening. Once you have passed your screening, your lease will be approved.

  Individual Leases

An individual lease provides each resident with their own separate lease agreement and responsibility for only his/her rental installments and parking charges. By signing an individual lease, you are only taking responsibility for your rental installments and lease terms and will not be held liable for any delinquent amounts owed by your roommate(s). The individual lease agreements protects you in the event your roommates cannot make their payments, or if they leave their lease agreement early.

  Lease Agreement Term

The lease term is 11.5 months; the term begins mid-August and ends July 31st of the following year.

  How to renew your lease

If you are already a resident, you do not have to reapply. Instead, you will complete a renewal lease that will renew your contract for Fall 2020. Unfortunately we cannot guarantee your spot. All leases are signed on a first-come, first-served basis which is why you should renew your lease as soon as possible.

  1. Login to the ResidentPortal and find your renewal offer located in the red banner at the top of the page. 
  2. Click "Review offer" and follow the prompts. 
  3. Once you click "Complete Renewal", our leasing team will be notified that you have accepted your renewal offer and will generate your updated lease for signature. 
  4. You will receive an email when your lease is available on the ResidentPortal. All parties (including any guarantors) are required to sign the lease document. 
  5. Once you have signed your lease, you have officially secured your spot for next year!

FAQs

  What is Aspire at Discovery Park?

Aspire Discovery Park is a new smart apartment student community located on-campus and specifically designed for students attending Purdue University. Please visit the Floor Plans page of our website and choose the floor plan that is right for you.

  How close is Aspire at Discovery Park to campus?

Aspire Discovery Park is located on-campus in the Discovery Park area, right across the street from First Street Suites. Walk, bike or take the CityBus to wherever you need to be!

  What floorplans are available?

Studio, two bedroom - 2 bath, 2 bedrooms - 1 bath, 4 bedroom - 2 bathroom and 4 bedroom - 4 bath apartments.

  What is included in rent?

Cable TV, internet, water, trash, sewer and a variety of great community amenities are all included. Parking and electricity/gas are not included.

  Is the apartment furnished?

All apartments come fully furnished with everything you need to feel at home:

  • Bedroom: all unit types will include a full-size bed, desk, chair and dresser
  • Living Room: couch, coffee table, side table, chair, entertainment center. Furniture in studio apartments can vary depending on the layout.
  • Kitchen: Stainless steel appliances, bar stools or kitchen table and chairs - varies by apartment type
  • Washer/dryer - full size washer and dryer; some studio apartments come with a combo washer/dryer.

  What amenities can be found at Aspire at Discovery Park?

Residents will enjoy a state-of-the-art fitness and wellness center, study lounges, gaming room with pool table and ping-pong, a multi-purpose meeting space and the on-site Crave Food Hall, featuring nine innovative food vendors.

  What is Crave Food Hall?

Crave Food Hall is a chef driven experience located in Building A. Upon launch it will feature inspired creations from both locally and nationally renown chefs. Featuring 8 unique concepts, including a 40-foot bar, Crave brings elevated innovative food options to the students, faculty and local community to enjoy.

  Are you pet friendly?

Yes - we welcome up to two pets per home. Our community does not currently accept the following breeds: Akita Chow, Doberman, Pit Bill, Rottweiler, American Straffordshire Terriers, English Straffordshire Bull Terriers, Wolf hybrids, or any mix of the aforementioned breeds. We are currently running $0 pet fees when you sign a lease - for more information, please contact the leasing office.

Getting Around

  Airports & Ground Transportation

There are several transportation options from the airport to make your trip as comfortable and convenient as possible. All shuttles drop off at Purdue Memorial Union which is a short walk or bus ride to Aspire at Discovery Park.

  Local Transportation

  • CityBus - free bus rides are available for Purdue students with a valid Purdue photo ID and the bus stop is conveniently located right outside our community. Free rides include all Campus Loops and also regular city routes throughout Lafayette and West Lafayette.
  • Zipcar - rent a car for an hour or for the entire day
  • Pace - bike share - free to Aspire residents. For non-residents, bikes are available to rent on demand or sign up for a monthly plan for as low as $4.99 per month

Around Campus

  Banks & Currency

The easiest way to exchange currency is to visit an exchange kiosk when you arrive at the airport.

Airport Exchange Locations
You can also exchange and setup a bank account with one of the local banks in West Layfayette.

  Health & Medical Care

The Purdue University Student Health Center is just a short walk or bus ride away. Enrollment in student insurance is a requirement for international students.For more information on insurance, please visit Purdue University Student Health website.

For emergencies, students can dial 911 on their phone for immediate assistance.

  Shopping & Groceries

There are convenient local retailers and grocery stores to make living at Aspire at Discovery Park. Plus, Crave Food Hall is located on-site so students always have several delicious options to choose from when they need a quick bite to eat.

Grocery Stores
Retailers
Cell Phone