Rates & Dates

Below you'll find details about rates and dates, as well as our payment plans, schedules and methods.

Rates

2018–2019 Academic Year* Rates

Room in Phase I or Phase II

Academic Year

Semester Rate

Single** (one person per bedroom in a two- or four-bedroom apartment with a furnished dining room, living room and kitchen)

$9,883

$4,941.50

Double (two people per bedroom in a two- or four-bedroom apartment with a furnished dining room, living room and kitchen)

$7,647

$3,823.50

Triple (three people in a two- or four-bedroom apartment with a furnished dining room, living room and kitchen)

$6,169

$3084.50

**Single rooms are considered on a case by case basis and are not guaranteed.

Room in Golden Eagle Apartments

(For Upper-division and Graduate Students)

Academic Year

Semester Rate

Single (one person per bedroom in a two-bedroom apartment with a living room)

$9,119

$4,559.50

Suite Single (one person per bedroom in a three-bedroom apartment without a living room)

$8,617

$4,308.50

Double (two people per bedroom in a one-bedroom apartment without a living room)

$8,045

$4,022.50

*The academic year includes fall 2018 (17 weeks) and spring 2019 (17 weeks); it does not include winter break or summer. In addition to the room fees listed above, all residents must put down a $100 deposit in case of damages. A program fee of $60 ($30 per semester) is included with room fees.

 

Meal Plan

Academic Year

Semester Rate

17 Meal Plan (recommended for first-year students)

$3,936

$1,968

12 Meal Plan

$3,213

$1,606.50

10 Meal Plan

$2,813

$1,406.50

 

2018 Summer Rates**

Please note that meal plans are not offered in the summer.

Room in Phase I or Phase II

May Intercession (May 21Jun. 9)

Full Summer (May 21Aug. 11)

Summer Session I & II (May 25Aug. 11)

Summer Session I Only (May 25Aug. 11)

Summer Session II Only (Jul. 22Aug. 11)

Single**

(One person per bedroom in a two- or four-bedroom apartment with a furnished dining room, living room and kitchen)

$837.19

$3,348.75

$3,069.69

$1,674.38

$1,674.38

Double

(Two people per bedroom in a two- or four-bedroom apartment with a furnished dining room, living room and kitchen)

$646.59

$2,586.38

$2,370.84

$1,293.19

$1,293.19

Triple

(Three people in a two- or four-bedroom apartment with a furnished dining room, living room and kitchen)

$520.59

$2,082.38

$1,908.84

$1,041.19

$1,041.19

 

Room in Golden Eagle Apartments

May Intercession (May 21Jun. 9)

Full Summer (May 21Aug. 11)

Summer Session I & II (May 25Aug. 11)

Summer Session I Only (May 25Aug. 11)

Summer Session II Only (Jul. 22Aug. 11)

Single

$772.03

$3,088.13

$2,830.78

$1,544.06

$1,544.06

Double

$680.53

$2,917.13

$2,674.03

$1,458.56

$1,458.56

 **The rates above do not include the $40 non-refundable application fee or the $100 security deposit.

Payment Plans

Students can choose from two payment plans to pay for housing and a meal plan. As part of your License Agreement, you'll be asked to select one of these two plans:

Semester

This plan allows students to make their payments once each semester, for a total of two payments for the academic year. (Due in July and November.)

Installment

This plan is for students who would prefer to make their payments twice each semester, for a total of four payments each academic year. Please follow the payment schedule that outlines the payment due dates. (Fall semester payments are due in July and August; spring semester payments are due in November and January.)
 

Payment Schedules

When reading the payment schedules below, take into account the following:

1. Room Type (Location: Phase I, Phase II or Golden Eagle Apartments; Number of occupants)
2. Housing Only or Housing and a Meal Plan (10, 12 or 17 meals per week)
3. Payment Plan (Amounts and due dates apply for the entirety of of the License Agreement)

New Admits

2018–2019 Academic Year

2017–2018 Academic Year

Returning Students

2018–2019 Academic Year

Summer 2018

2017–2018 Academic Year and Summer

Payment Methods and How to Pay Online

Online

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, please 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. A Parent PIN must be created by the student before it can be used. The student can follow these steps to create a Parent PIN:

  1. Click on "Your Account," located in the menu bar at the top of the page.
  2. Click on "Add New," located in the box labeled "Parent PINs."
  3. In the Parent PIN field, enter the Login Name you wish to assign to the Parent PIN user.
  4. Enter the Parent PIN user’s email address.
  5. Add an optional note to the welcome email that will be sent to the Parent PIN user.
  6. Select the Parent PIN user’s permission level.
  7. Click on "OK."

A welcome email will be sent to the Parent PIN user’s email address. The email will contain the optional note, login information and temporary password.

Cash

If you plan to pay with cash, make sure your housing charges are posted to your GET account (they appear as "HOU") before you go to the Cashier’s Office. If you do not see your housing charges, please go to the Office of Housing and Residence Life to obtain an invoice. The invoice assures that your payment will be applied to charges for housing and a meal plan. With the invoice, please go to the University Cashier’s office to make your payment. They will give you a receipt. Please include a copy of your receipt when you submit your application materials to the Housing Office.

Money Order, Personal Check 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, or personal or cashier's check: "Housing," the student’s name, their CIN and the term for which you want the payment applied (fall or spring).

Mail or hand-deliver it to:

Cal State LA Cashier’s Office
5151 State University Drive, ADM 128
Los Angeles, CA 90032

International Students

International payments (wire transfers and credit cards) can be made through Flywire.
 

Dates

The 2018–2019 License Agreement is valid from August 17, 2018, to May 18, 2019.

Application Dates for a Room

Current Cal State LA Students and Returning Residents: We welcome you to apply online now for the 2018–2019 academic year. If you're a returning Cal State LA student, visit the How to Apply for Current Students page to find out more. 

New Admits: Congrats on becoming a Golden Eagle! We welcome you to apply online now for the for the 2018–2019 academic year. Visit How to Apply for details.

Application Dates for a Meal Plan

Select a meal plan when applying online. Up to 30 days before you move in, you can change the number of meals on your plan by emailing Housing and Residence Life at askhousing@calstatela.edu. Please note that once the semester starts, you may only increase the number of meals. To decrease or cancel, see the cancellation policy in the License Agreement.

Payment Dates

See "Payment Schedule" above for both room and board payment dates.

Important Dates

Summer 2018

May 11

Payment due for the following summer sessions: May Intercession, Full Summer, Summer Sessions I & II; and Summer Session I only

May 21 Move-in Day for May Intercession and Full Summer
May 24

Transfer day for current residents who are staying for full summer or Summer Session I & II (move from spring to summer room assignment)

May 25 Move-in Day for Summer Session I & II and Summer Session I only
June 9 Move-out Day for May Intercession 

June 22

Payment due for Summer Session II only
July 2 Move-in Day for Summer Session II only
July 4

Move-out Day for Summer Session I only 

August 11

Move-out Day for Full Summer, Summer Session I & II, Summer Session II Only

August 13 Transfer day for residents who stayed for summer or Summer Sessions I & II (move from summer to fall room assignment) 

Fall 2018

March 2

Returning students: Initial housing payment due for fall semester

July 10

Returning students and new admits: Housing payment due for fall semester

July 17 Last day to request a cancellation with a 30-day notice

August 10

Returning students and new admits: Housing payment due for fall semester

August 16

University Convocation; Fall semester begins

August 17

Returning students: Move-in Day

August 18

New admits: Move-in Day

August 20

Fall classes begin

September 3

Labor Day; University closed

November 1

Returning students and new admits: Housing payment due for spring semester

November 12

Veterans Day (in lieu); University closed

November 19–21

Fall recess – No classes, campus open

November 22–24

Thanksgiving Holiday; University closed

December 1

Returning students and new admits: Housing payment due for spring semester

December 8

Fall classes end

December 10–15

Final examinations

December 21

Fall semester ends

Winter Intersession 2019

January 2

Winter Intersession begins

January 19

Winter Intersession ends

January 21

Martin Luther King’s Day; University closed

Spring 2019

November 1, 2018

Returning students and new admits: Housing payment due for spring semester (also listed under "Fall 2018" above)

December 1, 2018

Returning students and new admits: Housing payment due for spring semester (also listed under "Fall 2018" above)

January 17, 2019

Spring semester begins

January 22

Spring classes start

April 1–7

Spring Break

April 1

Cesar Chavez Day (in lieu); University closed

May 11

Spring classes end

May 13–18

Final exams

May 18

Move-out day for all residents

May 20–24

University commencements

May 25

Spring semester ends