We want your college student to be successful throughout their career at Iowa State University. They need a good foundation and support to gain this success. At Aspen Ames we want to help support their productivity by giving them access to shared and private study rooms. We want to keep them healthy with an on-site state-of-the-art fitness center. Aspen Ames meets every need that your student will have while in college so they can achieve what they came here for in an enjoyable atmosphere.
Individual leasing means peace of mind for you. Your financial responsibility is only for your student’s space unlike many apartments or rental houses where a joint lease is signed. If a roommate transfers to another school or moves out of Aspen Ames for any reason, you do not have to worry about having to cover their portion of rent. This is just another reason why Aspen Ames is your student’s best housing option!
Our maintenance staff will respond to your student’s maintenance issues quickly and professionally. Aspen Ames offers 24-hour emergency maintenance as well so that your student’s comfort is not affected.
Aspen Ames has nine spacious floor plan options so they will easily be able to find one to suit their needs. We have two-bedroom, three- bedroom, and four-bedroom apartment homes. They each come fully furnished and with a Smart TV in the living room.
If your student does not have a roommate in mind, we can find them one! Each roommate will fill out a Roommate Matching form on their application so that we know what they are looking for in a roommate. During the summer, we spend weeks looking at these preferences and matching them up with the best person we can find based on availability!
While the main focus of your student’s college career will be about graduating and getting a fulfilling job, they also need to have fun along the way. At Aspen Ames, your student will create life-long relationships and connections that will make them even more successful. Our great staff plans monthly resident events to get them involved. These events range from pizza parties to karaoke nights, from resume building classes to gaming tournaments. We will also keep our residents connected to events going on at Iowa State University, as well as events happening around town so they don’t miss anything! We want your student to succeed, and that’s why we thought of them while designing Aspen Ames as a Living-Learning environment!
Individual leasing means that each person is only responsible for their portion of the common areas and their bedroom. If your roommate ends up not coming back for the spring semester, you’re not responsible for their payment.
Aspen Ames rent includes: Internet, parking, sewer, cable, trash, washer & dryer, and access to all of Aspen’s amenities, and a wonderful staff that is there to help you anytime you need them.
Yes, we offer a roommate matching system. If you don’t have anyone in mind that you would like to live with, let us match you up with someone! There is a Roommate Matching Portion of the Application that you will fill out to let us know more about what you’re looking for in a roommate. Then, we spend weeks in the summer figuring out the best match for you based on that information and availability.
You have three installment payment options to pay the entire amount due under the lease – one installment, two installments, or twelve installments. If you choose to pay a single installment for the entire amount, that single installment is due August 1. If you choose to pay in two semester installments, those installments are due August 1 and January 1. If you choose to pay in twelve installments, the first installment is due on August 1 and the remaining eleven installments are due on the 1st of the next eleven months. Please note that these are all installment payment options and not monthly rent. Late fees in the amount of $12 will be added daily starting the 4th of each month that rent is late and will max out at $60 per month.
We accept payment via check, money order, or online through the Resident Portal.
Yes, we are a pet-friendly community. Please contact the office for more details!
Aspen Ames’s insurance will not cover your personal belongings. We suggest getting renter’s insurance for this reason. It is generally inexpensive and will cover your personal belongings if something were to happen. If you do not have your own insurance policy approved by Aspen Ames you will automatically be enrolled in our Insurance Waiver Program for $11.95/month. Please call the leasing office to learn more about getting your insurance policy approved so you can opt of the Insurance Waiver Program.
Aspen Ames lease is binding and cannot be broken. If you cannot live at Aspen after signing your lease, you will need to re-let. Please call the leasing office for information on re-letting.
If you need maintenance, simply go to your resident portal on our website and fill out a maintenance request. If it is an emergency, please notify the front office immediately.
Aspen is fully furnished with a full-sized mattress, bed frame, bed side table, desk and chair, and 2 two-dresser. The living area comes with a comfortable couch, chair, coffee table, side table, an entertainment stand, and a 49" Smart TV. The kitchen comes fully equipped with bar stools, stainless steel appliances, a full-sized refrigerator with an ice-maker, microwave, dishwasher, and a washer & dryer.
Your mail will be delivered to your apartment’s mailbox located inside your building. Your packages will be delivered to the package lockers in the Aspen Ames clubhouse and are available for pickup 24/7.
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Aspen has resident events that range from pizza parties to Taco Tuesdays. Not only is there free food at events, but it’s also a great way to meet people!
No Guarantor? No Problem, we offer Leap as an option! Leap is a quick and easy process that fills in for a guarantor or parent co-signer. Leap's application is free online and takes around 5 minutes to complete. You will get a conditional decision within 30 minutes during normal business hours. Click here to apply or contact the office for more information.
Yes. Aspen Ames's policy is included here for family occupants with a child(ren) under the age of eighteen (18) who is domiciled with (i) at least one parent, legal guardian, or another person having legal custody of the child under the age of eighteen, or (ii) the designee of such parent or other person having such custody, with written permission of such parent or other person. For family households with children, all household members age eighteen (18) or older must: (A) complete an application, and (B) sign the lease as a Resident. For family households with children under the age of eighteen (18), at least two (2) people will be permitted to occupy a single bedroom. If a family household with children under the age of eighteen (18) requires additional occupancy per bedroom, additional occupants may be allowed on a case-by-case basis based on factors including, but not limited to, the size of the bedroom(s) and unit, age of the children, configuration of the unit, any physical limitations of the property, and local occupancy codes. If the child occupant reaches eighteen (18) years of age during the term of the lease, the lease will be allowed to complete its term, but renewal will only be offered in compliance with the occupancy policy as stated. Child occupants who are under twenty-four (24) months at the time the lease is signed will not be counted under the occupancy policy for purposes of maximum occupancy but will be counted for subsequent leases if they reach the age of twenty-four (24) months during the term of the lease. The Landlord has the right to lease any empty bedroom(s). Families should contact the office directly regarding the application for family households, as this process varies from individual leasing and the required forms are not all available electronically.