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What is Ion?

Ion is an apartment community designed especially with Louisiana State University students in mind.

Ion features a variety of spacious, furnished apartments plus a full set of community features such as a clubhouse, rooftop pool, fitness center and more.

All just one block from campus.

Is Ion part of Louisiana State University?

No. Ion is a privately owned and professionally managed community. Click here for more information about the management and ownership.

Can I live with friends, or can you match me with roommates?

You can select your roommate(s), or you can apply on your own and we can match you with other students. Applicants answer a short list of lifestyle questions to help in the matching process.

What are per-person contracts?

Instead of requiring all roommates to sign a joint lease, each person at Ion has their own individual contract, with one person per bedroom. This means you are only responsible for paying for yourself — not your roommates. Even if a roommate moves out or other bedrooms in your apartment are empty, you only pay the rate for your bedroom. Click here to see a sample Housing Agreement.

What is included in the rate?

Each resident at Ion pays a flat rate that includes:

  • Furniture
  • High-speed Internet
  • Trash removal
  • Smart TV in each living room
  • Washer and dryer in each apartment
  • 24-hour on-site management
  • Community features – pool, fitness center, clubhouse, etc.
What size are the apartments?

The spacious accommodations at Ion range from studios to 5-bedroom apartments, with private bathrooms for each bedroom.

When do the contracts start and end?

The standard term is August 15, 2024 to July 26, 2025, with payments made in 12 equal installments.

Is a co-signer or financial guaranty required?

Each resident must pay an administrative fee for each contract year. This fee is reduced significantly if the resident provides a qualifying guarantor (often a parent) for their financial obligations under Housing Agreement.

Can I pay by credit card?

Yes. Residents can pay online 24 hours per day, by credit card or ACH electronic checking. Ion also offers automatic payment by either credit card or checking account — just fill out one page, one time and payments will be made automatically. Convenience fees apply for credit card and debit card payments.

Will my financial aid cover charges at Ion?

Your living costs at Ion can be covered by financial aid, just like on-campus housing. Any available financial aid funds, after university charges are satisfied, are released to the student for non-institutional expenses, such as off-campus housing. These funds can be used to pay charges at Ion. Normal payment deadlines will continue to apply.

Are the apartments furnished?

Yes, all apartments at Ion have a furniture package that includes a full-size bed, dresser, desk and chair in each bedroom, a sofa, end table, coffee table and entertainment stand in each living room. Select floorplans also include a pool table, dining table and chairs or bar stools. To see a sample of the furniture and other finishes, please visit our model residences.

Is Ion open to non-students?

Ion is designed and offered for students at Louisiana State University and other local colleges. The per-person contracts are also designed with students in mind. Therefore, applications are accepted only from students at one of these local colleges or universities. Ion is an Equal Opportunity housing provider and welcomes student residents/families with children. There is no extra cost for minor children in the care of adult residents, other than regular charges for each bedroom space selected by the resident. A minor occupying a bedroom space rented by a parent, guardian or person with legal custody is not considered a breach of the Housing Agreement or a violation of the rules. In order to match student roommates in shared apartments, we will request roommate consent for any non-student occupants.

What kind of safety and security are provided?

Ion has a monitored fire sprinkler system, plus electronic locks and individually locking bedroom doors. Community courtesy patrols are provided at select times. Management staff are also on-site 24×7 and can be reached by a 24-hour phone number.

What are the policies on pets, smoking and guests?

Ion is a no-pets and smoke-free community. Guests are welcome at all times, subject to the consent of roommates and security considerations. Overnight guests are welcome, with limits on the number of days and guests.

Can I park my vehicle at Ion?

Ion offers optional garage parking spaces for an additional charge.

What other transportation options will I have?

Ion is a short walk to campus, just one block away. The Tiger Trails “Garden District-Perkins Trail” route also stops right across the street and runs to various locations on the LSU campus, every 15 minutes from 7am to 6pm weekdays when school is in session.

Can I see a model apartment?

Yes, but pardon our construction dust as we’re in the midst of renovations. We offer a virtual tour that can be viewed here. For more information regarding these changes, click here.


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New applicants only; limit one resident per bedroom. Housing Agreement must be fully signed while this limited-time promotion is in effect. Approved guarantor or increased administrative fee required. All agreements are subject to management approval under regular application policies. Special offers, including discounted rates, may not be combined.