Rates & Dates

Below you'll find details about our payment fees, schedules and plans as well as about rates, dates and how to pay online.

Payment Fees

In order to to be given a housing assignment, you must complete your 2017-2018 License Agreement (housing contract), have a tuberculosis clearance, and pay an initial payment of $140 and the first payment. (Depending on how late you apply, however, you may need to make more than just initial and first payments. See "payment schedules" below.) The amount of your first housing payment will be based on the payment plan you select (see "payment plans" below).

The initial payment includes a non-refundable $40 application fee and a $100 security deposit, which may be refunded to you when you check out depending on the condition of your room. Also, a $30 program fee is added for the academic year ($15 per semester). We use program fees for community programming, recreation equipment and social events.

Payments received after the due date will be charged a $20 late fee.

Payment Plans

Students can choose from four payment plans to pay for housing and a meal plan. As part of your License Agreement, you'll be asked to select one of the following plans:

Academic Year

Students who choose this option pay for the entire academic year in one payment. By paying for housing and your Meal Plan in one payment, there is no need to monitor payments throughout the year. (Due in July.)

Semester

This plan allows students to make their payments once each semester, for a total of two payments for the academic year. (Due in July and November.)

Installment

This plan is for students who would prefer to make their payments twice each semester, for a total of four payments each academic year. Please follow the payment schedule that outlines the payment due dates. (Fall semester payments are due in July and August; spring semester payments are due in November and January.)

Financial Aid

This plan is only for students who are receiving financial aid that will cover registration and housing fees in its totality. If your financial aid does not cover all of your expenses (registration and housing), you are not eligible for this plan. If you do not receive financial aid, you cannot choose this plan either.

Financial Aid includes scholarships, grants [i.e. Pell Grant, State University Grant (SUG), Educational Opportunity Grant (EOP), or Cal Grant], or loans (Stafford Loan, Perkins Loan, or Parent Plus Loan). Funds received via financial aid are first applied to a student’s registration balance and then any remaining funds are applied toward housing fees. This means that the financial aid recipients must use their own funds for the initial and first payments.

Again, if you receive financial aid, but your aid does not cover all of your expenses (registration and housing fees), you are not eligible for this plan. You'd have to pay the difference out-of-pocket by the posted due dates. Any excess funds would be refunded during the scheduled financial aid disbursement dates as published in the payment schedule.

If you have any questions about financial aid, contact the Center for Student Financial Aid and Scholarships at (323) 323-6260.

Payment Schedules

Select the payment schedule below that applies to the housing area where you'd like to live (Phase I, Phase II or Golden Eagles Apartments). When reading the schedule, take into account the following:

1. Room Type (Number of occupants)
2. Housing Only or Housing and a Meal Plan (10, 12 or 17 meals per week)
3. Payment Plan (Amounts and due dates apply for the entirety of of the License Agreement)

New Residents

Returning Residents

Rates

Room in Phase I or Phase II

Academic Year*

Single** (one person per bedroom in a two- or four-bedroom apartment with a furnished dining room, living room and kitchen)

$8,960

Double (two people per bedroom in a two- or four-bedroom apartment with a furnished dining room, living room and kitchen)

$6,927

Triple (three people in a two- or four-bedroom apartment with a furnished dining room, living room and kitchen)

$5,583

*An academic year includes the fall and spring semesters only; it does not include summer.

**Single rooms are considered on a case by case basis and are not guaranteed.

Room in Golden Eagles Apartments

(For Upper-division and Graduate Students)

Academic Year

Single (one person per bedroom in a two-bedroom apartment with a living room)

$8,265

Suite Single (one person per bedroom in a three-bedroom apartment without a living room)

$7,809

Double Bedroom (two people per bedroom in a one-bedroom apartment without a living room)

$7,289

 

Meal Plan

Academic Year

17 Meal Plan (recommended for first-year students)

$3,749

12 Meal Plan

$3,060

10 Meal Plan

$2,679

Dates

The 2017-2018 License Agreement is valid from August 18, 2017, to May 19, 2018.

Application Dates for a Room

New and Returning Residents: We welcome you to apply online now.

Application Dates for a Meal Plan

New and Returning Residents: Select a Meal Plan when applying on the Housing Portal. Up to 30 days before you move in, you can change the number of meals on your plan by emailing Housing and Residence Life at askhousing@calstatela.edu. Please note that once the semester starts, you may only increase the number of meals. To decrease or cancel, see the cancellation policy in the License Agreement.

Payment Dates

See also "Payment Schedule" above for both room and board.

Important Dates: Fall Semester 2017

April 10 Returning Residents: Housing payment due for fall semester
July 10 New Residents: Housing payment due for fall semester
July 10 Returning Residents: Second housing payment due
August 17 University Convocation; Fall semester begins
August 18 Move-in Day for returning residents
August 19 Move-in Day for new and transfer students
August 21 Fall classes begin
August 21 New and Returning Residents: Housing payment due
September 4 Labor Day; University closed
November 10 Veterans Day; University Day
November 22 Finals Study Day; No classes
November 23-26 Thanksgiving Holiday; University closed
December 5-9 Final Examinations
December 15 Fall Semester ends

Important Dates: Winter Intersession 2018

January 2 Winter Intersession begins
January 15 Martin Luther King's Day; University closed
January 20 Winter Intersession ends

Important Dates: Spring Semester 2018

November 13, 2017 New and Returning Residents: Housing payment due for spring semester
January 22 Spring Semester begins
January 22 New and Returning Residents: Payment due for spring semester
March 26-April 1 Spring Break
March 30 Cesar Chavez Day; University closed
May 12 Spring classes end
May 14 Finals Study Day; No classes
May 15-19 Final exams
May 19 Move-out day for all residents
May 21-23 University Commencements
May 25 Spring semester ends
May 28 Memorial Day; University closed

Payment Methods and How to Pay Online

Online

You can pay online by credit card, debit card or e-check on CASHNet Smartpay. For a step-by-step on how to pay online, check out How to Pay Your Housing Statement Online. For questions regarding billing or CASHNet Smartpay, please contact the Cashier’s Office at (323) 343-3630.

Parents Paying Online

According to CASHNet Smartpay, a student may create a Parent PIN to allow parents, guardians and other authorized users to access their account information. A Parent PIN must be created by the student before it can be used. The student can follow these steps to create a Parent PIN:

  1. Click on "Your Account," located in the menu bar at the top of the page.
  2. Click on "Add New," located in the box labeled "Parent PINs."
  3. In the Parent PIN field, enter the Login Name you wish to assign to the Parent PIN user.
  4. Enter the Parent PIN user’s email address.
  5. Add an optional note to the welcome email that will be sent to the Parent PIN user.
  6. Select the Parent PIN user’s permission level.
  7. Click on the OK button.

A welcome email will be sent to the Parent PIN user’s email address. The email will contain the optional note, login information and temporary password.

Cash

If you plan to pay with cash, make sure your HOU charges are posted to your GET account before you go to the Cashier’s Office. If you do not see your Housing charges, please go to the Office of Housing and Residence Life to obtain an invoice. The invoice assures that your payment will be applied for housing and meal plan charges. With the invoice, please go to the university Cashier’s office to make your payment. You will be provided a receipt. Please include a copy of your receipt when you submit your application materials to the Housing Office.

Money Order, Personal Check or Cashier's Check (Endorsed by a US Bank Only) 

Make checks payable to: Cal State LA - Housing and Residence Life. Write the following on the money order, or personal or cashier's check: "Housing," the student’s name, their CIN and the term for which you want the payment applied (fall or spring).

Mail or hand-deliver it to:

Cal State LA Cashier’s Office
5151 State University Drive, ADM 128
Los Angeles, CA 90032

International Students

International payments (wire transfers and credit cards) can be made through Flywire.