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Application Checklist and Deadlines

Housing Dates and Deadlines

Spring 2016* 
Priority Application DatesOctober 1-30, 2015
Security Deposit Due DateNovember 20, 2015
1st Rent Payment Due DateDecember 11, 2015
Official Move-in DateJanuary 20, 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 30, 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 are 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 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 date (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 deadline 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 application fee to appear on your account. This fee is non-refundable.

Note: You are only required to pay the $30 Application Fee ONCE per academic year. For instance, If you applied for 2015-16, paid the $30 but were not offered a space, and then submit a new application for Spring 2016, you will NOT have to pay the $30 Application Fee again.

STEP 4: Submit a $300 Security Deposit

Students who apply by the priority deadline and who are offered a space will be asked to submit a $300 Security Deposit to reserve their place in Housing. After you've received this request, you may pay your deposit 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

  • Please wait until University Housing contacts you before sending in the Security Deposit.
  • If paying by check, please ensure that 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 reserve your space in University Housing.
  • The Security Deposit due date for Spring 2016 will be November 20, 2015.
  • The Security Deposit due date for the 2016-17 Academic Year will be May 30, 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 Spring 2016 will be due on December 11, 2015; 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 December 1, 2015 for Spring 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.