FAQ

common questions about Sterling Burbank

What is Sterling Burbank?

It’s a high-quality Baton Rouge apartment community designed especially with Louisiana State University students in mind. Sterling Burbank features a variety of spacious, furnished apartments plus a full set of community features such as a resort-style pool complex and luxury clubhouse, less than a mile from campus.

Is Sterling Burbank part of Louisiana State University?

Sterling Burbank 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 Sterling Burbank 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.

What is included in the rent?

Each resident at Sterling Burbank pays a flat rate that includes:

  • Furnishings
  • Flat-panel HDTV in living room
  • High-speed Internet
  • Cable TV
  • Water/sewer
  • Trash removal
  • Community features – fitness center, pool, etc.

What size are the apartments at Sterling Burbank?

The spacious accommodations at Sterling Burbank include 1, 2, 4 and 5-bedroom floorplans, with a private bathroom for every bedroom.

Are the apartments furnished?

Yes, all apartments at Sterling Burbank have a furniture package that includes a full-size bed (memory foam mattresses available), dresser, desk and chair in each bedroom, plus a sofa, end table, coffee table, entertainment stand and flat-panel TV in each living room. To see a sample of the furniture and other finishes, please visit our model residences.

When do the contracts start and end?

The standard term is August 15, 2018 to July 31, 2019, with payments made in 12 equal installments. Other alternate dates may be available; please inquire with our staff.

Can I pay by credit card?

Yes. Residents can pay online 24 hours per day, by credit card or ACH electronic checking. Sterling Burbank also offers automatic payment by either credit card or checking account — just fill out one page, one time and payments will be made automatically. There is a convenience fee for one-time online payments, but automatic recurring payments are always free.

Will my financial aid cover charges at Sterling Burbank?

Your living costs at Sterling Burbank 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 Sterling Burbank. Normal payment deadlines will continue to apply.

Is Sterling Burbank open to non-students?

Nearly all the residents at Sterling Burbank are students at LSU. The per-person contracts are also designed with students in mind. Nonetheless, Sterling Burbank is an Equal Opportunity housing provider and welcomes applications from non-students. Family members are welcome as well, subject to occupancy limits. Because of the need to match student roommates, non-students must apply together with enough roommates to fill the desired residence.

What kind of safety and security are provided?

Sterling Burbank has a monitored fire sprinkler system, and 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?

Sterling Burbank is pet friendly, subject to limits on animals and breeds. The community is smoke-free in all indoor areas. 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 Sterling Burbank?

Sterling Burbank offers limited free surface parking and reserved parking in our covered garage for a small additional charge for residents.

What other transportation options will I have?

Sterling Burbank is less than a mile from the LSU campus and can be reached within minutes on foot, by bike or by car. The LSU Tiger Trails bus stops right at the community and goes to and from campus; LSU students ride free.

Can I see a model apartment?

Yes. Please request an appointment for a personal tour, or just stop by to see us and we’ll be happy to show you the community.