To complete your Housing License Agreement and be considered for a space, an initial payment of $140.00 is required. The initial fee consists of a non-refundable $40.00 application fee and a $100.00 security deposit that may be refundable at the end of your contract based on room condition.
Your first housing payment will be based on the payment plan you choose. The initial payment, program fee and first payment must be paid in order to receive an assignment.
A refundable security deposit of $100.00 is included in the initial payment.
All payments made after the due date will be assessed a $20.00 late fee.
A $16.00 program fee is added to your first payment for the academic year. Program fees are used for community programming, recreation equipment and social events. ($8 per semester and $4 for Summer)
There are four (4) payment plans available for housing residents to pay their housing and meal plan fees. You will be asked to select one of these plans as part of your Housing License Agreement (contract).
- Online (Master Card, AMEX, and Diner’s Club) at https://commerce.cashnet.com/csulapay. Students with access to "myCalStateLA" username and password may make payments online.
- Money Order, Personal Check or Cashier’s Check (endorsed by a US bank only)– mail to the Cashier’s Office. Make checks payable to: CSULA Housing Services
Write the student name, CIN (ID #) and Term for which you are applying (Fall, Winter or Spring) on the check/money order/cashier’s check and
- Cash Payments - If you plan to pay with cash, contact the Housing Services Office to obtain an Invoice and instructions on how to pay at the Cashier's Office. This assures that your payment will be applied for housing and meal plan charges.
Mail to: Cal State LA Cashier’s Office
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032
With this 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.
- If you cannot pay online or wish to pay by check or money order, please go to your bank and request a 'Cashier's Check" payable to Cal State LA Housing Services. Mail to: Housing Services
5300 Paseo Rancho Castilla
Los Angeles, CA 90032
International Students, for more information, click here .