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Enrollment Confirmation Deposit

Congratulations on your offer of undergraduate admission to Cal State LA! Of the many thousands of applications that we received this year, we chose you to join our incoming class. This is a great accomplishment and an important opportunity.  

This page provides important information on how to accept your offer of admission as a new undergraduate student by submitting an Enrollment Confirmation Deposit (ECD)

This requirement does not apply to current and continuing Cal State LA students, and new graduate/certificate/credential students in state-supported programs. If you were admitted to a program offered by the College of Professional and Global Education (PaGE), visit the PaGE Intent to Enroll webpage for next steps. The PaGE ECD is paid via a separate method

Accept Your Offer Today!

To accept the offer of admission and reserve a seat in the entering class, new undergraduate freshman and transfer students must submit a $100 (USD) Enrollment Confirmation Deposit (ECD). This deposit will be applied toward your admit term’s tuition. After you receive an offer of admission, please submit the deposit by May 1 for fall admission or November 1 for spring admission.

Can't pay the deposit? Apply for a waiver. 

Cal State LA understands that some students and families may have financial challenges and paying the $100 Enrollment Confirmation Deposit may not be possible at this time. If you are unable to pay the Enrollment Confirmation Deposit due to financial difficulties, you may submit a request for a deposit waiver.

Veterans Benefits

U.S. military veterans, service members, or their dependents: If you will be using VA benefits (Chapter 31: Veteran Readiness & Employment program or Chapter 33: Post 9/11 G.I. Bill) for your campus tuition and fees, you may also apply for an ECD waiver. In the waiver request, please indicate you will be using VA benefits and specify which one (Veteran Readiness & Employment Program or Post 9/11 G.I. Bill) for the waiver reason. 

Paying Your Deposit

 

Electronically:

Credit card and electronic check payments can be made online through the Cal State LA ePayment site (Transact). A nominal service charge will apply. The online payment system currently supports the following web browsers: Edge, Firefox, Chrome, and Safari.

  • Once logged in, for Payment Type, please select Enrollment Confirmation Deposit (ECD) for your admit term. The following payment methods are accepted: 
  • Credit Card - Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express. (There is a 2.65% non-refundable convenience fee for credit card and debit card transactions.) 
  • Electronic Check - You will need the account number and routing number from a valid U.S. checking or savings account. (There is no convenience fee for e-check.)  

Payments made after 9 p.m. (PST) will not be posted to your GET student account until the following business day. Weekend and holiday payments will not be posted until the following business day. Every Friday there will be a required System Maintenance that will be performed on GET and GETLA. Therefore, all online payments made via Smartpay on Fridays from 7:00 p.m. (PST) to Sunday 11:59 p.m. (PST) will not be posted in your GET student account until the following Monday at 1:00 a.m. (PST). 

By Mail:

  • Download and complete the Enrollment Confirmation Deposit form
  • Make the check (or money order) payable to Cal State LA, and write your name and CIN on the check. Please do not mail in cash payment. 
  • Mail the completed form with the check (or money order) to: 

Cal State LA One-Stop Financial Services (SSB 2380)
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032

The CSU makes every effort to keep student costs to a minimum. Fees listed in published schedules or student accounts may need to be increased when public funding is inadequate. Therefore, CSU must reserve the right, even after fees are initially charged or initial fee payments are made, to increase or modify any listed fees. All listed fees, other than mandatory systemwide fees, are subject to change without notice, until the date when instruction for a particular semester or quarter has begun. All CSU listed fees should be regarded as estimates that are subject to change upon approval by the Board of Trustees, the Chancellor, or the Presidents, as appropriate. Changes in mandatory systemwide fees will be made in accordance with the requirements of the Working Families Student Fee Transparency and Accountability Act (Sections 66028 - 66028.6 of the Education Code). 

What if I miss the deadline?

Missing the Enrollment Confirmation Deposit deadline will prevent admission-eligible students from enrolling at Cal State LA for their admitted term. If you would like to attend Cal State LA at a later time, please plan to reapply for future admission and to meet admission deadlines and requirements as appropriate.

What if I pay the deposit but don't enroll?

Students who submit the Enrollment Confirmation Deposit but do not successfully enroll in the term of admission must reapply for future admission consideration and should plan to meet admission deadlines and requirements that are in effect at that time. The ECD is non-refundable and non-transferable to a future term.