Housing Costs

University Housing Room Rate, Payment and Fee Schedule

University Housing Room Rates for 2019-2020

Apartment Type                                Spring 2020
Three-Bedroom Double$3,750
Two-Bedroom Double$3,840
One-Bedroom Double$5,180
Apartment Type                             2020-21 Academic Year
Three-Bedroom DoubleTBD
Two-Bedroom DoubleTBD
One-Bedroom DoubleTBD
  • The amounts listed above are per student.
  • Double refers to the number of persons per bedroom: 1-bedroom double = 2 total occupants per apartment; 2-bedroom double = 4 total occupants per apartment; and 3-bedroom double = 6 total occupants per apartment. 
  • Please note that as of the 2019-20 Academic year, a 2-bedroom and 3-bedroom apartment no longer cost the same. Room rates have been adjusted to reflect the total number of occupants per apartment (the more occupants per apartment, the lower the rate).
  • Academic Year applicants have the option to pay their fees in one (1), two (2), or six (6) installments. Spring term applicants have the option to pay their fees in one (1) or three (3) installments. Summer fees are paid in two (2) installments.
  • All utilities (electricity, gas, and water), basic cable television, and wireless Internet service are included in the housing fees listed above. 
  • A refundable $300 Security Deposit is also due before the start of occupancy. Please refer to the Application Checklist for more information on the deposit.
  • All fees are subject to change by the executive order of the Chancellor of the California State University and/or the CSUDH Administration.

Cancellations and Refunds

Cancellations and refunds are subject to the following conditions:

  • Cancellations must be done through the Housing Portal before the start of occupancy.

  • The Security Deposit is refundable as follows:

- If you are denied admission to the University.
- If we are unable to assign you to a space. Your deposit will be forfeited if your cancellation is not submitted PRIOR to a space being assigned to you.

  • Room fee payments are refundable as follows:

- If you are denied admission to the University.
- If we receive your cancellation PRIOR to the official check-in date for the term you are applying.

If we receive your cancellation AFTER the official check-in date (but before you've officially checked in), you will be refunded all fees paid less the pro-rated housing charge for the number of days after the check-in date your cancellation was received. Please refer to our Cancellation Policy for more information.

For Informational purposes only: In accordance with California Assembly Bill 990 California State University, Dominguez Hills provides the typical market cost of a one bedroom apartment in areas surrounding the campus.

  • 1 Bedroom/1 Bath: $1,700 -$1,800 per month

The Room and Board expenses included in the off-campus Cost of Attendance represent the typical costs students pay when enrolled at CSUDH.  Actual costs of room and board will vary. Many students living off-campus have roommates, which decreases their housing costs.


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