How to Apply

The Office of Housing and Residence Life at California State University, Los Angeles, offers undergraduate students apartment-style housing accommodations on the north side of campus. Our residential community offers apartments with double- and triple-occupancy bedrooms for a total of four to eight residents. Students also have the opportunity to apply to participate in one of our Themed Communities (Halisi Scholars, Resident Scholars, Gender Neutral or First Year Experience). Due to limited spaces, new students will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Housing placement is not guaranteed, so we encourage you to apply early. For more information about what we offer, visit Future Residents.

Applications for fall 2017 and spring 2018 are available–APPLY NOW! 

Applications for the 2018–2019 academic year are expected to be available in February for returning students and March for newly admitted students.

Please note, If you are a newly admitted undergraduate student for spring 2018, you must pay the $100 Enrollment Confirmation Deposit (ECD) before applying to live on campus: Only students who have paid their $100 ECD to confirm enrollment with Cal State LA will obtain access to the online housing application and License Agreement. Once you pay the Enrollment Confirmation Deposit (ECD), it will take 2–3 days for you to gain access to apply online through the Housing Portal. You won’t receive an email alert about this, so we encourage you to try logging on to the portal daily.

To complete the online housing application and License Agreement please have the following items available:

  • “MyCalStateLA” username and password
  • Emergency Contact Information (First and last name, address, phone number, etc.)
  • Missing Persons Contact Information (First and last name, address, phone number, etc.)
  • Debit, Credit or Checking Account Information – In order to officially complete your online application, you will need to submit a payment at end of the application after submitting your License Agreement.

Steps to Apply for Fall 2017 or Spring 2018

Step 1 – Fill Out the Online Housing Application and License Agreement in the Housing Portal

Log on to the Housing Portal using your "MyCalStateLA" username and password and select the 2017-2018 License Agreement. The system will take you step-by-step through each section of the application and Agreement. You will have the opportunity to indicate your preference for room type, Meal Plan, payment plan and other important reminders.

Step 2 – Make a $140 Payment

After you’ve completed the signature page in the Housing Portal, you will be redirected to the University’s CashNet system. There you’ll make a $140 payment (a $40 non-refundable application fee and $100 security deposit). Follow these steps:

  1. When in CashNet, indicate payment option (credit, debit or e-check) and click on “Continue Checkout.”
  2. Then enter your payment information and click on “Continue Checkout.”
  3. Review and confirm that your payment information is correct and submit your payment.
  4. A payment receipt will appear that reflects the transaction.
  5. Click “Return to the Housing Application” at bottom of the page. Please be sure to do this step to ensure your payment confirmation information has been sent to our office.

Step 3 – Complete a Tuberculosis (TB) Screening Questionnaire and Submit to the Student Health Center

University policy requires that all residents provide proof that they are free of tuberculosis or that they are not high risk for tuberculosis and require a TB test. Complete the Tuberculosis Screening Questionnaire and submit it to the Student Health Center. Please note that this form is due prior to moving in but doesn't have to be completed by the time you apply.

To view Cal State LA’s tuberculosis policy and procedures for residents, visit the Student Health Center’s Registration Health Requirements and click on “Housing Residents.”

Step 4 – If You’re Under the Age of 18, Submit a Consent Form to Housing and Residence Life 

This step must only be completed by applicants who are under the age of 18. The Consent Form must be signed by a parent or legal guardian who agrees with the terms and conditions of the 2017–2018 License Agreement to provide authorization for medical treatment in case of an emergency. The form must be completed, signed and returned to the Office of Housing and Residence Life by the time you move in.

A Completed Application Includes:

  • Completion of the online housing application and 2017–2018 License Agreement
  • Payment of the $140 fee

You must complete the following prior to moving in: 

  • Submission of a completed TB Screening Questionnaire to the Student Health Center
  • Residents who are under 18 years old only: submission of a completed Consent Form to the housing office

Additional Information

Housing Assignment Process

Applicants are considered for housing placement on a first-come, first-serve basis. Once you apply and pay the $140 fee, you'll be assigned a space. Apartment room types are limited to double- and triple-occupancy bedrooms. You'll be assigned to a space based on availability. Students will receive an email to their Cal State LA email account on December 11, 2017, confirming their room reservation.

Special Accommodations 

The Office of Housing and Residence Life is committed to equal opportunity in our housing facilities and will provide reasonable accommodations as determined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Fair Housing Act (FHA) policies and guidelines, on a case-by-case basis. If you are a “qualified individual” with a documented disability who requires ADA housing accommodations, please contact the Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD) for more information on the registration process. You can find out more on the OSD website or by contacting them at 323-343-3140 or OSD@calstatela.edu.

Payment Schedule

Once you have received a housing assignment confirmation, you will be able to view your spring housing charges and make a payment on GET. Payment must be submitted by Wednesday, December 20, 2017. Students assigned after the payment deadline will be given 48 hours to make their spring payment. The due date and amount due will be posted on student’s GETs account. You may also view the Payment Schedules on Rates and Dates to review the cost of housing. Failure to submit your payment by the deadline will result in the cancellation of your housing assignment and License Agreement.

Housing Cancellation Policy and Procedures

Applicants who wish to cancel their spring 2018 Housing License Agreement may request to cancel by filling out the Petition to Cancel Form by the cancellation deadline of December 19, 2017.

After December 19, students with a room reservation who wish to cancel will be required to fill out the Petition to Cancel Form and submit to the Office of Housing and Residence Life with supporting documentation. All Petitions to Cancel are requests and must meet the conditions as specified in the License Agreement in the section entitled Cancellation Prior to Occupancy Without 30-day Notice [Section III.C.2 (Housing) and/or Section III.E.2 (Meal Plan)]. The Office of Housing and Residence Life reserves the right to approve or deny cancellation requests.

All cancellation requests must include supporting documentation for the reason for the cancellation request. Failure to provide supporting documentation will result in a delay of the petition review process. After the request form and supporting documentation have been submitted, it will take one to two weeks to review the petition. If approved for a housing cancellation, a student’s housing fees will be removed or adjusted according to the License Agreement Cancellation Policy.

Move-in Information

Students who have made their spring housing payment will receive an email with move-in information on December 21. You may visit our Move-in page for more details on moving in, what to bring and what to expect.

Important Dates

Date Details

December 1

Spring 2018 Housing License Agreement application priority date.

December 11           

Reservation emails sent to Cal State LA email accounts.

December 11

Applicants with a room reservation can view their spring housing charges and start submitting payment on GET.

December 19         

Deadline for newly assigned students to cancel and avoid 30-day notification fees.

December 20

Deadline for submission of payment for spring housing fees for new students.

December 23–January 1 

Housing and Residence Life Office Closed.

January 19 

New students move in.

January 22

Spring semester starts.