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Apply for housing through the University Housing Portal, but please go through all of the information below first. 

Housing Deadlines and Application Checklist

SUMMER 2020* 

Priority Application DatesMarch 18 - April 15, 2020
Security Deposit Due DateApril 30, 2020
1st Fee Payment Due DateMay 11, 2020
Official Move-in DateFriday, May 22, 2020

2020-21 ACADEMIC YEAR* 

Priority Application Dates

  • March 18 - April 15, 2020 for RETURNING/CONTINUING CSUDH students.
  • March 18 - May 15, 2020 for NEW CSUDH students.

Security Deposit Due Date

May 29, 2020

1st Fee Payment Due Date

July 10, 2020

Official Move-in Dates

  • Thursday, August 20, 2020 for NEW CSUDH students (first-years and transfers).
  • Saturday, August 22, 2020 for RETURNING/CONTINUING CSUDH students (returning Housing residents and continuing students new to Housing).

* All dates are subject to change.

Applications received after the above-noted priority application dates may end up waitlisted, depending on remaining space availability.


Housing Application Checklist

Step 1: Make Sure You’re Eligible

To be eligible for University Housing, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be an admitted or current CSUDH undergraduate or graduate student for the term you are applying for.
  • Have filed your Intent to Enroll (if you're a new student) for the term for which you've been admitted. Log into My.csudh.edu and go to: Application Status, Accept/Decline and then select I Accept Admission or I Decline Admission.
  • Make sure your Toromail account is activated. If you have any issues setting up your Toromail, please contact the Campus IT Help Desk at (310) 243-2500. 
  • Once you have confirmed your Intent to Enroll and activated your Toromail, allow 1-2 days for University records to be updated before attempting to submit a Housing application.
  • Be enrolled or plan to be enrolled in a minimum of 12 units (6 units for graduate students) for the term you're applying for.

Please note that CSUDH does not currently provide accommodations for students seeking to live on campus with family. If you are in need of local family housing, listings of private off-campus rentals may be found online at https://csudhuniversityhousing.rentcollegepads.com/.

Step 2: Apply Online

Apply online here. Be sure to:

  • Apply as early as possible, since space 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 or a specific type of space, but it will increase your chances of being offered a space.

If we're unable to offer you a space, you will be added to a waitlist and considered on a space-available basis. Please be aware that first-year and transfer students who live 20 miles or more from campus get priority on the waitlist.

Step 3: Submit Your $30 Application Fee Within 5 Business Days

After you submit an application, you will be asked to pay a $30 Housing Application Fee. This is a non-refundable fee, which MUST be paid or your application will not be processed.

You may pay online at My.csudh.edu using Toropay, or by mailing a check or money order (made payable to CSUDH Housing) to:

CSUDH Cashier's Office
1000 East Victoria Street
Carson, CA 90747

If paying by check or money order, please ensure the student's name and Student ID number are noted on the check or money order. You may also pay in person at the Cashier's Office on campus, but please keep their business hours in mind if you do. (Note: The Cashier's only accepts cash, checks, cashier checks or money orders. Credit card or debit card payments can only be made online.) 

Please allow 1-2 business days for the $30 charge to appear on your student account. Housing will contact you via email to confirm that your application has been received and to request payment. From that point, you'll have 5 business days to make your payment. 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 Fee AFTER the deadline may result in your being placed on the waitlist.

Step 4: Submit a $300 Security Deposit to Reserve Your Space

Students who are offered a space will be asked to submit a $300 Security Deposit* to reserve a spot in Housing. New applicants should expect to receive this request shortly after the priority application deadline (see dates above).

* NOTE: Current Housing residents will NOT have to pay another Security Deposit.

You will also be asked to select a Payment Plan for your Room Fees during this step of the application process. You'll have a choice of paying your Room Fees in one (1), two (2) or six (6) installments for the academic year, or in one (1) or three (3) installments for spring term. Summer fees are split in two (2) installments.

When requested, 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

If paying by check or money order, please ensure the student's name and Student ID number are noted on the check or money order. You may also pay in person at the Cashier's Office on campus, but please keep their business hours in mind if you do. (Note: The Cashier's only accepts cash, checks, cashier checks or money orders. Credit card or debit card payments can only be made online.) 

  • Please wait until University Housing contacts and offers you a space before attempting to pay the Security Deposit.
  • The Security Deposit MUST be received by the deadline in order to reserve your space in University Housing. Please refer to the table at the top of the page for all payment due dates.
  • The Security Deposit CANNOT be deferred to Financial Aid.
  • Failure to pay the Security Deposit by the specified deadline will result in the cancellation of your application.
Step 5: Submit a Room Fee Payment to Confirm Your Space

Students who submit a $300 Security Deposit and select a Payment Plan will next be asked to make a Room Fee payment to confirm their space. The amount due will depend on the Room Type you are offered and on the Payment Plan you selected. 

  • The first Room Fee payment for Summer 2020 will be due on May 11, 2020.
  • The first Room Fee payment for 2020-21 will be due on July 10, 2020.
  • Financial Aid recipients will have the option of deferring their room fees by completing a Deferment of Housing Fees Agreement (this form will be made available to applicants when the time comes).*
  • Failure to pay or defer your Room Fee by the specified deadline will result in the cancellation of your application.

When requested, you may pay your Room Fee 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

If paying by check or money order, please ensure the student's name and Student ID number are noted on the check or money order. You may also pay in person at the Cashier's Office on campus, but please keep their business hours in mind if you do. (Note: The Cashier's only accepts cash, checks, cashier checks or money orders. Credit card or debit card payments can only be made online.) 

* If you choose to defer your Room Fees to Financial Aid, you'll be asked to complete and submit a Deferment of Housing Fees Agreement instead of making a payment. The Deferment Agreement authorizes Housing to automatically deduct your fees from any financial aid you expect to receive (grants, scholarships, stipends and/or loans).  

Once you pay or defer your Room Fee, you will have a CONFIRMED space in Housing and you will have completed all steps of the application process.

Summer 2020 applicants will receive their confirmation notice and check-in details the week of May 18, 2020. Academic Year 2020-21 applicants will receive their confirmation and check-in details the week of August 10, 2020. 

Step 6: Enroll by August 10, 2020 for the Fall 2020 term.

ALL 2020-21 applicants with a CONFIRMED Housing space must be enrolled in the required number of units (12 for undergraduate students, 6 for graduate students) by the above-noted date, or risk losing their space in Housing.

Summer 2020 Applicants: You must be enrolled by May 18, 2020 for Session 1, or by June 29, 2020 for Session 2.


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, located at Welch Hall A-340, (310) 243-3771.


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