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Apply for housing now through the University Housing Portal. 


Application Checklist and Deadlines


Summer 2016* 
Priority Application DatesMarch 1 - April 15, 2016
Security Deposit Due DateApril 29, 2016
1st Rent Payment Due DateMay 13, 2016
Official Move-in DateMay 27, 2016 for all students
2016-17 Academic Year* 
Priority Application Dates

March 1 - April 15, 2016 for CONTINUING CSUDH students

March 1- May 16, 2016 for NEW CSUDH students

Security Deposit Due DateMay 31, 2016
1st Rent Payment Due DateJuly 11, 2016
Official Move-in Dates

August 15, 2016 for 1st-Year Students

August 17, 2016 for Upperclass Students new to Housing

August 19, 2016 for Returning Housing Residents



* All dates subject to change

Housing Application Checklist


STEP 1: Make Sure You're Eligible

To be eligible for University Housing, you must:

  • Be an admitted undergraduate or graduate student for the term you are applying for.
  • Have filed your Intent to Enroll form for the term for which you've been admitted. Log in to My.CSUDH.EDU and go to Application Status, Accept/Decline and then select I Accept Admission or I Decline Admission.

Current students may apply for housing, as long as they are enrolled for the upcoming term.

Please note that current or transfer students MUST have and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in order to be eligible for on-campus housing.

Housing does not accommodate families or children.

STEP 2: Apply Online

Apply online. Paper applications are no longer accepted. Be sure to:

  • Apply as early as possible, since housing is limited and spots are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Apply before the priority application deadline (see deadlines above). Please note that applying by the deadline does NOT guarantee you a space, but will increase your chances of being offered a space.

Students who apply after the priority application date will be added to a waiting list and considered on a space-available basis.

STEP 3: Submit Your $30 Application Fee within 5 Days of Submitting Your Housing Application

To complete your housing application, you MUST pay a Housing Application Fee of $30.00 online at My.CSUDH.EDU using Toropay, or by mailing a check or money order (payable to CSUDH Housing) to:

CSUDH Cashier's Office

1000 East Victoria Street

Carson, CA 90747

Your $30 Housing Application Fee MUST be paid within 5 business days in order for your application to be considered for on-campus housing. Failure to pay the fee within 5 business days will result in the cancellation of your application.

Both your application AND the $30 fee MUST be received by the priority deadline in order to make the priority cut-off date. Submitting an application by the deadline, but paying the $30 Application Fee AFTER the deadline will result in your being placed on the waiting list.

Please be aware that it may take up to 48 hours for the $30.00 to appear on your account. This fee is non-refundable.

NoteYou are required to pay the $30 Application Fee only ONCE per academic year. 

STEP 4: Submit a $300 Security Deposit

Students who apply by the priority deadline will be asked to submit a $300 Security Deposit to reserve their place in Housing. After you've received this notice, you may pay your deposit online at My.CSUDH.EDU or by mailing a check or money order (payable to CSUDH Housing) to:

CSUDH Cashier's Office

1000 East Victoria Street

Carson, CA 90747

  • Please wait until University Housing contacts you before sending in the Security Deposit.
  • If paying by check, please ensure the student's name and Student ID number are noted on the check.
  • The Security Deposit must be received by the deadline in order to hold your space in University Housing.
  • The Security Deposit due date for Summer 2016 will be April 29, 2016.
  • The Security Deposit due date for the 2016-17 Academic Year will be May 31, 2016.
  • The Security Deposit CANNOT be deferred to Financial Aid.
  • Students will be accommodated in Housing, based upon the receipt of their Security Deposit, on a first-come, first-served basis.

STEP 5: Submit Your First Rent Payment

Students who submit a $300 Security Deposit will then be asked to make a rent payment. At the time you submit your deposit, you will also be asked to choose a Payment Plan option. The first rent payment for Summer 2016 will be due on May 13, 2016; the first rent payment for 2016-17 will be due on July 11, 2016. Financial Aid recipients will have the option of deferring that payment by completing a Deferment of Rental Fees Agreement.

STEP 6: Enroll before May 20, 2016 for Summer 2016, or before July 1, 2016 for the 2016-17 Academic Year

All University Housing students must be enrolled at least part-time by the dates noted above for the term they're applying for, or risk losing their reserved space in Housing.

Non-Discrimination Policy

CSUDH is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution which does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual preference, age, disability or handicap, disabled veterans or Vietnam Era veterans' status. This policy is applicable to all employment practices, admission of students, educational programs and activities.

Inquiries concerning this policy may be referred to the Office of Human Resources Management: WH A-340, (310) 243-3771.