WHAT TYPE OF LEASES DO YOU OFFER?
We offer individual leases. This is a great option for you since each person is responsible for their own portion of the rent and not their roommates.
WHEN CAN I SIGN MY LEASE AGREEMENT?
You can sign your lease today! Hurry in to reserve your spot for the best thing in student housing in College Station!
WHAT IS THE LEASE TERM AT THE COTTAGES?
We offer twelve month leases. Lease terms may vary per floor plan. Call us today for details.
WHAT IF I DO NOT HAVE ROOMMATES?
No problem! We offer a roommate matching program! You can fill out a roommate matching profile form along with your application and management will match you with the best possible option(s).
DO I NEED MY PARENT/GUARDIAN WITH ME TO SIGN A LEASE AGREEMENT?
To sign a lease agreement we do NOT need your parent or guardian present.
WHEN IS RENT DUE?
Rent is due on the 1st of every month with a grace period until the 3rd day of the month. Rent is considered late beginning on the 4th of each month. Please note that late fees will start to accrue beginning on the 4th day.
DO I NEED RENTER'S INSURANCE TO LIVE AT THE COTTAGES?
We urge you to get renters insurance for losses to personal property or injuries due to theft, fire, water damage, pipe leaks and the like. Additionally, Tenant is required to purchase personal liability insurance with minimum coverage of $100,000. Homestead U must be listed on the policy. We recommend using ePremium Insurance.
WHAT APPLIANCES ARE PROVIDED IN EACH UNIT?
Refrigerator with ice maker, stove/oven, microwave, dishwasher, and washer/dryer.
WHAT UTILITIES ARE INCLUDED?
Included with you rent you get water, sewer, trash, high speed internet and basic expanded hd cable with 72 channels including HBO. You and your roommates will need to setup electric in your name.
WHAT ARE INSTALLMENT PAYMENTS?
You are not paying rent for each month you live at The Cottages of College Station, rather you are making installment payments. Your total amount due is split up into 12 equal payments throughout the length of your lease. The lease agreement will not be for an entire calendar year. You will move in in early August and move out in mid July. This allows time for you to move out, for us to fix the apartment as needed, and to move someone else in for the following year. If you need more time, we may be able to accommodate you, but this is subject to availability and a holdover fee.
The Cottages of College Station is a student neighborhood right next to Texas A&M University’s campus. We offer 1 through 5 bedroom apartment homes and cottages. With a variety of floor plan options to choose from and a number of amenities, we are sure to be the best option in student living for your son or daughter.
A few things that set us apart…
CLOSE TO CAMPUS
Located just minutes south from the Texas A&M campus, our residents have the advantage of being the first stop on the TAMU bus line!
24-HOUR RESIDENT LIFE CENTER
Our Resident Life Center is filled with the latest and greatest amenities available for the enjoyment of all residents. On-site management and maintenance is also available in the clubhouse on a daily basis to assist with the needs of your student.
WE OFFER INDIVIDUAL LEASES
This is a great option for you since each person is responsible for their own portion of the rent and not their roommates.
RESIDENT EVENTS & SERVICES
The Cottages’s staff strives to provide the highest level of service to each and every resident. Weekly and monthly events are planned for the enjoyment of each resident.
HOW DO I RESERVE AN APARTMENT FOR MY STUDENT?
In order to reserve an apartment, we require a $200 security deposit (per person) and a $99 administration fee (per person). You can reserve an apartment online through this website by clicking the “Apply” tab above. Feel free to call our leasing office at 979.314.0741, and a member or our leasing team will be happy to assist you. For a limited time get your fees waived! Use coupon code: NOFEES at the end of your application.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BE A GUARANTOR?
A Parental or sponsor Guarantor form must be completed by filling in all the necessary fields including a social security number to process the application. The form must also be signed and notarized. It is required to meet all of the following criteria to qualify as a Guarantor: a gross annual income of $40,000 with continuous employment for one year prior to applying as well as satisfying our credit screening process.
WHEN DO I NEED TO RETURN ALL OF THE GUARANTOR PAPERWORK TO THE COTTAGES LEASING OFFICE?
We require that all paperwork including Guarantor documents be returned back to the leasing office no later than 72 hours after submitting the security deposit. All Guarantor documents can be downloaded from our website HERE and returned back to us via fax at 979-314-0741, mailed to 2300 Cottage Lane, College Station, TX 77845, attn: The Cottages Leasing, or dropped off in person to our leasing office during business hours
HOW WILL YOU NOTIFY US IF WE ARE APPROVED OR DECLINED AS A GUARANTOR?
You will be notified either by email or phone of your status. If you have received information on being declined and need further information, please contact our leasing team at firstname.lastname@example.org. If a guarantor is declined, please contact the leasing office for more information.
WHAT DOES THE COTTAGES OFFER TO HELP PREVENT CRIME AND ADDRESS SAFETY CONCERNS?
Unfortunately, crime has no address. No security system, courtesy patrol or electronic device can guarantee complete protection against crime. We do have our own contract courtesy patrol to help monitor the community. However, we ask residents to contact the College Station Police Department at 979-764-3601 if you see any suspicious activity. As always, you should contact 911 immediately for any emergency or criminal activity you might observe. We ask that you also let us know in the management office if you see any suspicious activity.
While we put forth our best effort for the well-being of our residents, at no time are we able to promise, warrant or guarantee the safety or security of any resident or personal property against the criminal actions of others. Every resident has the responsibility to take care to protect himself/herself and to maintain appropriate insurance to protect their belongings.
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Your Home Away From Home
International Students looking for apartments near the Texas A&M University campus can count on The Cottages and our professional staff to make you feel at home.
In order to reserve an apartment at The Cottages, you will need to submit the necessary paperwork to live here. You will need to fill out the application and submit it along with a copy of your ID and proof of income. Passports work as a copy of your ID, and we accept documents such as offer letters, I-20, and J-1 Forms as proof of income.
Once we have everything turned in, we can finish the approval process and you will be set to live here at The Cottages! If you have any questions about applying to live here as an international renter, feel free to contact us at the leasing office and we would be happy to help answer them!