How to Apply

The Office of Housing and Residence Life at California State University, Los Angeles, offers undergraduate students apartment-style housing accommodations on the north side of campus. Our residential community offers apartments with double- and triple-occupancy bedrooms for a total of four to eight residents. Students also have the opportunity to apply to participate in one of our Themed Communities (Halisi Scholars, Resident Scholars, Gender Neutral or First Year Experience). Due to limited spaces, new students will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Housing placement is not guaranteed, so we encourage you to apply early. For more information about what we offer, visit Future Residents.

Spaces are still open and we encourage you to apply now! 

To complete the online application and License Agreement please have the following items available:

  • “MyCalStateLA” username and password
  • Emergency Contact Information (First and last name, address, phone number, etc.)
  • Missing Persons Contact Information (First and last name, address, phone number, etc.)
  • Debit, Credit or Checking Account Information – In order to officially complete your online application, you will need to submit a payment at end of the application after submitting your License Agreement.

2017-2018 Housing Application Process for First-year Students (Freshmen) and Transfer Students:

Step 1 – Pay Your $100 Enrollment Confirmation Deposit (ECD)

Only students who have paid their $100 ECD to confirm enrollment with Cal State LA will obtain access to the online housing application and License Agreement. Once you pay the Enrollment Confirmation Deposit (ECD), it will take 2–3 days for you to gain access to apply online through the Housing Portal. You won’t receive an email alert about this, so we encourage you to try logging on to the portal daily.

Step 2 – Fill Out the Online Housing Application and License Agreement in the Housing Portal

Log on to the Housing Portal using your "MyCalStateLA" username and password and select the 2017-2018 License Agreement. The system will take you step-by-step through each section of the application and Agreement. You will have the opportunity to indicate your preference for room type, Meal Plan, payment plan and other important reminders.

Step 3 – Make a $140 Payment

After you’ve completed the signature page in the Housing Portal, you will be redirected to the University’s CashNet system. There you’ll make a $140 payment (a $40 non-refundable application fee and $100 security deposit). Follow these steps:

  1. When in CashNet, indicate payment option (credit, debit or e-check) and click on “Continue Checkout.”
  2. Then enter your payment information and click on “Continue Checkout.”
  3. Review and confirm that your payment information is correct and submit your payment.
  4. A payment receipt will appear that reflects the transaction.
  5. Click “Return to the Housing Application” at bottom of the page. Please be sure to do this step to ensure your payment confirmation information has been sent to our office.

Step 4 – Complete a Tuberculosis Test and Submit a Verification Form to the University Health Center

University policy requires that all residents provide proof that they are free of tuberculosis or that they are not at high risk for tuberculosis and require a TB test. Complete the TB Verification Form and submit it to the Student Health Center. Please note that this form is due prior to moving in and doesn't have to be completed by the time you apply.

To view Cal State LA’s tuberculosis policy and procedures for residents, visit the Student Health Center’s Registration Health Requirements and click on “Housing Residents.”

Step 5 – If You’re Under the Age of 18, Submit a Consent Form to Housing and Residence Life 

This step must only be completed by applicants who are under the age of 18. The Consent Form must be signed by a parent or legal guardian who agrees with the terms and conditions of the 2017-2018 License Agreement and to provide consent authorization for medical treatment in case of an emergency. The form must be completed, signed and returned to the Office of Housing and Residence Life by the time you move in.

A Completed Application Includes:

  • Completion of the online housing application and 2017-2018 License Agreement
  • Successful submission of the $140 fee

You must complete the following prior to moving in: 

  • Submission of a completed TB Questionnaire to the University Health Center
  • Residents who are under 18 years old only: submission of a completed Consent Form to the housing office

Additional Information

Housing Assignment Process

Applicants are reviewed for housing placement on a first-come, first-serve basis. Once you apply and pay the $140 fee, you'll be assigned a space. Apartment styles and room types are limited to double- and triple-occupancy bedrooms. You'll be assigned to a space based on availability.

Special Accommodations 

The Office of Housing and Residence Life is committed to equal opportunity in our housing facilities and will provide reasonable accommodations as determined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Fair Housing Act (FHA) policies and guidelines, on a case-by-case basis. If you are a “qualified individual” with a documented disability who requires ADA housing accommodations, please contact the Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD) for more information on the registration process. You can find out more about OSD on their website and contact them at 323-343-3140 or

Payment Schedule

Once a student has received a housing assignment confirmation, they must adhere to the payment plan they initially selected when they applied and submitted their License Agreement. Please see the payment schedule on Rates and Dates to confirm when your first payment is due and the amount required. Failure to submit your first payment by your selected payment deadline will result in the cancellation of your housing assignment and License Agreement.

Housing Cancellation Policy and Procedures

Students who wish to cancel their 2017-2018 License Agreement may request to cancel by filling out the online Petition to Cancel Form and submit to the Office of Housing and Residence Life. They must meet the conditions as specified in the License Agreement in the section entitled Cancellation After Occupancy [Section III.C.4 (Housing) and/or Section III.E.2 (Meal Plan)].

All cancellation requests must include supporting documentation for the reason for which you are requesting the cancellation. Failure to provide supporting documentation will result in a delay of the petition review process. Petition reviews take one to two weeks after the request form AND supporting documentation have been submitted. If approved for a housing cancellation, you are required to vacate your room and return your assigned keys to the Office of Housing and Residence Life by your expected checkout date. Please know that failure to follow proper checkout procedures will result in being charged improper checkout fees as well as applicable damage/cleaning charges.