The Application Process
- Is there an age requirement to live in Housing?
- Do I have to be admitted to Cal State LA to apply for housing?
- When will I know if I have housing?
- Can I use Financial Aid? How much will Financial Aid cover? Will Financial Aid cover the initial payment?
- Will I get my deposit back? What’s the difference between a deposit and an initial payment?
- What is exactly covered in the rent?
- When are Housing applications available for new Cal State LA and English Language Program (ELP) students?
The License Agreement
- When should I turn in my license agreement?
- How much does it cost to live in Student Housing?
- Can I move in early?
- What if something happens and I have to move out?
Room and Roommate Assignments
- Can I request my roommate?
- How do I get a single?
- How many people live in an apartment?
- How do I request a two-bedroom apartment?
- Do you have a meal plan?
- What about parking?
- What is the alcohol policy?
- Is there an overnight guest policy?
- What kind of social opportunities are there here?
- Can I bring my own furniture?
- Can I have a pet?
- If something breaks am I responsible for it?
- How do I get my own phone line? Can I have my own phone? How about computers?
- Is smoking allowed in the apartments?
- Who cleans up the room?
- Who takes care of maintenance and repairs?
The Application Process
Yes. You must be at least 17 years of age at the start of the license agreement and a high school graduate or equivalent.
Yes. You will need to be admitted to CSULA and have paid your Enrollment Confirmation Deposit (ECD) before you can apply for housing. You must also be enrolled as a full-time student in order to pick up keys and move-in. To apply, you will need to submit your online application and make your initial payment. Apply here.
You will be notified by email and provided information regarding your check-in day. For the Fall Quarter, assignments are generally completed by mid or end of July and confirmation email sent by first two weeks of August. If demand exceeds number of available spaces, a wait list may result. If you are placed on a waiting list, you will be notified by email the same time confirmations are sent out.
Can I use Financial Aid? How much will Financial Aid cover? Will Financial Aid cover the initial payment?
Yes, many students pay with their Financial Aid. The amount Financial Aid will cover depends on how much aid you are awarded. Tuition and fees are deducted first, then the remainder is deducted for housing. Financial Aid will not cover your security deposit and application fee. Please visit the Financial Aid Office if you have specific questions about Financial Aid. Always monitor your account to make sure your aid is being disbursed and to track any remaining balances that you may be required to pay out-of-pocket.
The initial payment includes the security deposit and a non-refundable application fee. The $100.00 security deposit is held in case of damages or other fees at the end of your contract. If there are no fees pending for damages or other reasons, your $100.00 deposit will be returned to you.
The amount includes: rent, trash collection, electricity, water, natural gas, satellite TV and wireless internet.
When are Housing applications available for new Cal State LA and English Language Program (ELP) students?
Students wanting to live on campus can apply for Housing as follows: Quarter Moving In Application Available Online
Housing Application Dates Quarter Moving In Applications Available Online Fall March Winter October Spring January Summer February
Applications for new students are available here.
The License Agreement
To apply for housing please check out the “How to Sign Up” webpage and read the payment schedules, license agreement, tuberculosis form and for freshmen only, the meningococcal form. Submit the required forms to the Housing Services Office, apply for Housing through the online Housing Portal and make sure you submit the Initial Payment ($140), Program Fee ($5/quarter). If you do not have Financial Aid or don't have enough, you will need to make your first payment as well. Review the payment schedule for more information. Housing is assigned on a first come first serve basis.
Depending on the time of year and space availability, you may be approved to move in early. However, your request to move in early would need to be submitted in writing and approved. Additional fees may be required.
By signing your License Agreement, you enter into a legal agreement with the University. In the event a situation occurs that could cause you to be released from your contractual obligation, you will need to submit a "Cancellation and Application Refund Request" form explaining the nature of request at least 30 days before moving out. Determination will be based on established standards with appropriate verification.
Room and Roommate Assignments
Depending on the availability of space, our goal is to accommodate roommate request. If you know who you want to live with, simply indicate your 'preferred roommate and their Campus ID Number' when you apply online through the Housing Portal. It is recommended that your preferred roommate list your name on their application. Please note that the initial payment must be made by both parties.
Singles are available at the Golden Eagles Apartments (GEA) and are available to upper division students. Please complete the Single Request Form (SRF) and submit it to the Housing Services Office. Students with special needs applying to live in Phase I or II and requesting single occupancy, must register with the Office of Students with Disabilities (OSD) and obtain an accommodation request from OSD, then submit that documentation along with the Single Request form to our office. Check with the office for deadlines.
We place two or three students of the same gender in each bedroom in a 2-bedroom apartment (no more than five). The 4-bedroom apartments have no more than eight residents.
A limited number of 2-bedroom apartments are available. We cannot ensure that you will be placed in a 2-bedroom apartment, however, we encourage you to submit any special living preferences in writing. Although we cannot guarantee preferred arrangements, we will do our best to honor your requests.
Yes, we currently offer a 7-meal plan or 12-meal plan option to residents. The 7-meal plan consists of five dinner meals (Monday-Friday) 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm and two brunch meals on the weekends (Saturday and Sunday) 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. The 12-meal plan option (recommended for freshmen) allows residents to pick up a grab-and-go lunch on campus Monday-Friday as well. Dinner and Brunch meals are served in the Dining Room in the Phase II Community Center. Please check our Meal Plan web page for more details.
Residents can also cook in the apartments. The kitchens are equipped with a stove, refrigerator and microwave, so that you can prepare your own meals.
Parking Lot 7A is designated for Student Housing residents only. A University Residential Permit is required and can be purchased from the Parking and Transportation Center only. Parking permits must be purchased every quarter. For more information, please visit Parking and Transportation Service Center.
A resident, 21 years of age or older, may possess and consume alcoholic beverages within his/her own residence. No person under the age 21 may be present in or admitted to a residence in which alcoholic beverages are being served or consumed, unless he/she is a resident thereof. No person may possess or consume alcoholic beverages in a residence unless he/she is a resident thereof and 21 years of age or older. Alcoholic beverages are not to be consumed in public areas, such as the Community Centers, recreation areas, balconies, sidewalks, etc. Problem behavior while under the influence of alcohol or other substances will not be tolerated.
Overnight guests are permitted to stay 3 days (and no more than 6 nights in a calendar month) with the permission of all roommates in the apartment and must be registered at the Community Information Center in the Phase I Community Center. Residents will be charged the current daily rate for each night their guest(s) resides in the Housing Complex. All overnight guests must be of the same gender as the residents in the apartment and must comply with all Housing guidelines and regulations. Residents are responsible for the conduct of their guests and any damages caused by their actions.
Programming is the heart and soul of Housing Services. Resident Advisors provide educational, cultural and social programs to create a well-rounded experience for students living in Housing. The majority of the programs are free and many times include refreshments.
The apartments are fully furnished. If you have additional furniture you would like to bring, please check with the Housing Services Office. for approval. Please note that all University furniture must remain in the apartment.
No pets, other than fish, are allowed in apartments or on balconies at any time. One 10 gallon tank is allowed per resident. Please be advised that guests and visitors may not bring pets, as listed above, into the apartment. Violators are subject to disciplinary action and a fine of $220 for a 2-bedroom and $400 for a 4-bedroom apartment to cover the cost of extermination and cleaning. If the owner of the pet cannot be determined, this fine will be divided equally among all residents of the apartment.
Unless a specific individual can be identified, all residents are responsible for an equal portion of the items in and the condition of the apartment.
The Phase II Office has all the information needed to arrange for a phone in your apartment. We are able to provide 2 phone lines per bedroom. The number of phone lines available will depend on the current usage in your apartment and your individual needs.
As outlined in the California State University Los Angeles Administrative Procedures regarding the University Smoking Policy #006 which references a concern for the health of all members of the University community, smoking is not permitted in all enclosed indoor areas on-campus or in any building on-campus, with the exception of specially posted smoking areas approved by the Risk Management and Environmental Health and Safety Director. This includes all inside environments and exterior areas that are encompassed by the building footprint. It also includes open balconies, foyers, stairway landings, rooftops and pedestrian bridges between buildings that begin and end at the building entrance/exit.
You are responsible for keeping your apartment clean. Vacuums are available in the Phase I Community Information Center (CIC). It is expected that students clean up and pick up after themselves.
If your apartment is in need of repair or service, submit a Work Order by logging on to the Housing Portal online (housing.calstatela.edu/StarRezPortal/) using your myCSULA account. An individual work order should be filled out for each request. If the problem cannot be fixed immediately, you will be notified as to the status of the repair.