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English Language Program (ELP) and
Study in LA Participants

Notice - Non-ELP (English Language Program) Students, Click Here for signup information related specifically to general applicants.

English Language Program & International Housing

For Fall Semester, spaces are very limited spaces for students enrolled in short term programs, such as the English Language Program (ELP) and Study in LA. Spaces may become available during summer or spring semesters. Students should contact the Housing Services Office regarding the application process and for additional information.


Housing Services at California State University of Los Angeles offers affordable apartment-style accommodations that provide participants the convenience of being on-campus.  Residents will enjoy a shared bedroom in a furnished 2 bedroom or 4 bedroom apartments, with a fully equipped kitchen which includes a stove, microwave, refrigerator/s and dishwasher.

Housing License Agreement and Student Guide (Important Policies)


Prospective Residents

Before you submit your application, please print and read the following documents.  It is important that you understand that you are signing a legal document stating you will live on-campus for the academic year and will follow all policies.

Housing License Agreement

  • The License Agreement you are signing is a contract to live on-campus for the Academic Year (fall through spring) or until your program ends. 
  • The License Agreement (contract) is not for temporary housing. These arrangements are for the time period that covers your attendance in the English Language Program/Study in LA.
  • The License Agreement is a legally binding document.
  • Your signature or your guardian or representative’s signature on the document, indicates that you have read and understand the Terms and Conditions, as outlined in the Cal State L.A. Housing Services License Agreement for living on-campus. 

Housing Student Guide

  • Housing Student Guide – This document explains Housing policies and procedures that you must follow while living on-campus.  In addition, it explains the services provided to on-campus residents.

Cancellation Policy

  • Your contract and housing is for the academic year, during your participation in the English Language Program/Study in LA.  If you will not continue taking classes at Cal State L.A., you must submit the Request for Exception form 30 days prior to the end of your last term. Please provide a memo from ELP verifying that your program has ended.
  • All other reasons to cancel your contract will not be accepted, unless you can provide documentation of a hardship, as outlined in the License Agreement. 
  • If your request to cancel your contract is denied, you will not be approved to move out and will be responsible for charges through the end of your contract. 

Payment Schedule
Print and review the Payment Schedule (double occupancy).  This outlines your payment amounts and due dates. 

Meal Plan
Housing Services provides three different meal plan options to students who sign up for a meal plan. We have 17 meals a week, 12 meals a week and 10 meals a week). Please visit our Meal Plan web page to get additional information.




The following are the steps to apply for housing.

Your payment for your room rent, fees and meal plan must be turned in with your Housing Forms. 

Housing Services
California State University, Los Angeles
5300 Paseo Rancho Castilla
Los Angeles, CA 90032-8647


Your student application file will be considered COMPLETE on the date that all of the items listed above have been received in the Housing Services office. Completed application files are prioritized by the date received and assigned on a first come first serve basis. So, the earlier you submit your application materials and payment, the better your chances are of acquiring a space in our complex.


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Last Update: 05/26/2016