Welcome International Students!

Aspire at Discovery Park will open August 2019 and 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. Please let us know how we can help!

How to apply

  1. Please visit the Floor Plans 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. If you choose to apply by yourself, you must earn two times the monthly rent installment and have established credit. You can also use your I-20 for income verification. 
  4. After you submit your application, the website will generate a lease for you to sign online. The Guarantor must also submit their application for you to secure your spot. 
  5. Once your application is approved, 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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! 

When is move-in? 
Move in will be August 17, 2019. 

What floorplans are available? 
Studio, two bedroom - 2 bath, 2 bedrooms - 1 bath, 4 bedroom - 2 bathroom and 4 bedroom - 4 bath apartments. 

When should I lease? 
Spaces are filling up - some floorplans have limited or no availability. Sign your lease to reserve your space!

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. 

What is an individual lease? 

An individual lease provides each resident with their own separate lease agreement and responsibility for only their rental installments. By signing an individual lease, you are only taking responsibility for your rental installments and lease term 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

How long is a lease agreement?
The lease term is 11.5 months. The term begins on August 17, 2019 and ends July 31, 2020. 

Do I have to pay a security deposit? 
Yes, a security deposit of $300 is required per the lease agreement upon approved credit. The security deposit is fully refundable upon move out unless damage to the apartment has occurred. We periodically run specials including $0 signing fees, so be sure to check our website to take advantage of all our specials! 

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. 

How does the roommate matching program work? 
If you are applying to one of our floor plans that contains more than one bedroom, the application offers an exclusive roommate-matching service. If you would like to participate, you can complete the roommate matching form build into your application. The form allows you to make notes of any friends applying that you would like to live with. The form also asks you to input your hobbies, interests, sleep routines, pet preferences and study habits. Inputting this information will help the system make the best possible recommendations for someone who may have similar interests and that you will be most compatible to live with throughout your lease term. 


Airport and Local 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. 

Airport Transportation:

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 - rent on demand or sign up for a monthly plan for as low as $4.99 per month

Banks & Currency Exchange  

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. See below a few options: 

Health and 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


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