Housing Rates 2021-2022
Select the housing option below to view room and meal plan rates.
Housing fees are billed to student accounts by the semester. Housing fees are due in full prior to the start of the License Agreement term or official move-in date, whichever is earliest.
Fall payment deadline: August 14, 2021
Spring payment deadline: January 15, 2022
- Any payment received after the payment deadline will be considered late and subject to a $20 late fee for each month past due.
- Financial aid recipients with delayed disbursements will be held responsible for late fees unless the delay was a processing error by the Financial Aid office, verified by the Director of Financial Aid.
- Payments for housing fees are made directly through CASHNet Smartpay. The Housing Office is not able to collect or process payments.
- Late Move-In: If you need additional time to make your first payment, you may request a late move-in date. Late move-ins are offered up until (5) five days after the License Agreement's official start.
Paying with Financial Aid
Can I pay my on-campus housing fees with Financial Aid?
Yes, but it depends.
Financial Aid can be applied to your housing fees. Financial Aid packages will include a combination of different types of aid including, but not limited to grants, scholarships, Federal Student loans, Perkins loans, and Parent PLUS loans. You may also have other outside aid, such as scholarships, available to you that can be applied to your college expenses (see information on non-university scholarships). You should calculate all of your expenses, including tuition, fees, incidentals such as books, and housing costs to make the best decision in accepting the various types of financial aid that are being offered to you. Based on your need, you will then accept the Financial Aid online and be enrolled full-time for the aid to be disbursed to your account. Only Financial Aid that has been officially accepted by the student and cleared for disbursement by the campus will release to your student account. Please keep in mind that housing fees are covered only after other fees have been satisfied. See below. Financial Aid will be applied to your student fees in the following order:
- Mandatory Campus Fees
- Room (Room Rent)
- Board (Meal Plan)
- Housing Fees (Program Fee and Damage Deposits)
*Click here to view the cost of attendance estimates for the academic year 2021-2022.
If Financial Aid does not cover the total balance due for the semester, the student will be responsible for paying the remaining balance by the stated deadline.
Notification of Financial Aid
The Cal State LA Center for Student Financial Aid and Scholarships will begin sending financial aid information to students at the end of March. Students are responsible for addressing all requirements on their “To Do List.” Be sure to view your “To Do List” on your MyCalStateLA portal to ensure your anticipated financial aid disbursement will be disbursed. Failure to complete your “To Do List” can delay a financial aid disbursement and delay housing payments, thereby resulting in late fees.
Housing fees are paid only after Tuition and Fees have been paid. Each semester Financial Aid will pay tuition and fees first, then any balance from the disbursement will be applied to other Cal State LA charges such as housing room and board fees.
Students who have accepted a Federal Perkins Loan or Federal Direct Loan (subsidized or unsubsidized) must complete their “To Do List” including, but not limited to, the first-time borrowers Master Promissory Note (MPN) and Entrance Loan Counseling. Please reference your MyCalStateLA student portal to ensure that your loans disburse. For questions about the Parent PLUS Loan Program, please contact the Center for Student Financial Aid and Scholarships.
Scholarships acquired from entities outside of the university are considered off-campus scholarships. Students who have off-campus scholarships must notify the Center for Student Financial Aid and Scholarships of any scholarship award(s) received, even if those awards will be sent directly to you. Please visit the Off-Campus Scholarship website page to access details on submitting information and where scholarship awards can be mailed to.
Payment Plan Options
Payment plans are available to students who are at risk of having past due housing fees. If the housing payment deadline is approaching and you have out-of-pocket expenses or pending aid and need to set up a payment plan, you may contact the Student Loan Services and Collections for assistance. The trained specialists will help review and set up payment agreements. To speak with a Collection Specialist, please see the contact below using the first letter of your last name.
If your last name begins with A through K, please contact:
Lorena Albarran at [email protected], (323) 343-3554
If your last name begins with L through Z, please contact:
Blanca Gonzalez at [email protected], (323) 343-3595
Making a Payment - Online & By Mail
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, 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. The student must create a Parent PIN before the parent can access the payment system. The student can follow these steps to create a Parent PIN:
- Click on "Your Account," located in the menu bar at the top of the page.
- Click on "Add New," located in the box labeled "Parent PINs."
- In the Parent PIN field, enter the Login Name you wish to assign to the Parent PIN user.
- Enter the Parent PIN user’s email address.
- Add an optional note to the welcome email that will be sent to the Parent PIN user.
- Select the Parent PIN user’s permission level.
- Click on "OK."
Parents will receive a welcome email to the email address registered during the Parent PIN user’s setup. The email will contain the optional note, login information, and temporary password.
Personal Check, Money Order, 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, personal, or cashier's check: "Housing," the student’s name, their CIN, and the term for which you want the payment applied (fall 2021 or spring 2022).
Cal State LA Cashier’s Office
5151 State University Drive, ADM 128
Los Angeles, CA 90032
International Payments (Wire Transfers and Credit Cards)
International wire or international credit card payments are processed online using Flywire. Students are required to set up a Flywire account before sending funds. Wire transfers are not complete, and payment is not confirmed until the online status indicates that the University has received the funds. Funds in transit will not be considered an actual confirmed payment.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Student and Finance Service Centers are closed to the public. Therefore, cash payments are not accepted at this time; please use all other payment options offered above.