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Housing Fees

 

1. What is the $400 Initial Payment?

Your initial payment is required to complete the application process. It will be applied towards your total cost of housing for the academic year. The initial payment ($400) required to complete the application, will be deducted from the first month payment. The initial payment is non-refundable.

2. What are my payment options?

Pay in full - You may send in a check to the Housing Office on or before August 1, 2014. The amount you owe for the academic year varies depending on your room type and meal plan. Note: when making a payment in full please take into consideration your initial payment which can be deducted from the total amount. For further charges, please feel free to call the Housing Office.

Installment Payment - You can choose to pay in 8 monthly payments. A one-time $40 installment fee will be added to the total cost. If you will be receiving financial aid you will need to choose this plan.

Additional Fees: All residents are required to pay an additional $20 social fee and if on a payment plan, a $40 fee is added to the above rates.

3. Which Meal Plans are offered?

The Value Option - Includes 10 meals per week with $150 Beach Dollars* per semester. Residents may enter any dining facility once per meal period and eat up to 10 meals per week. Unused meals are not refundable and do not carry over.

 

The Block Plan - Includes 210 meals per semester which can be used at any time in any residential dining facility. Exclusive to the block plan, residents may use their meals for up to three guests when dining with the resident. Unused meals are not refundable.

The Traditional Plan - Includes 19 meals per week. Residents may enter any dining facility once per meal period and eat up to 19 meals per week. This plan is perfect for residents who remain on campus most weekends. Unused meals are not refundable and do not carry over.

The Gold Option Plan - Includes 19 meals per week with $100 in Beach Dollars per semester. Residents may enter any dining facility once per meal period and eat up to 19 meals per week. This plan is perfect for residents who remain on campus most weekends. Unused meals are not refundable and do not carry over.

7 Day All Access Plan - Designed for ultimate flexibility by offering unlimited meals at any residential dining facility anytime during operating hours. Enjoy a full meal or just a healthy snack; it's perfect for those eating multiple small meals a day for the nutritional and metabolic benefits. This plan is not transferable.

*Beach Dollars are a form of payment accepted by CSULB approved dining venues on and off campus.

 

4. What is the cost for the room and meal plan for the academic year?

The cost will depend on which room plan and meal plan you select. The rates for each plan are listed below. All residents are required to have a meal plan while living in University Housing. 

Additional Fees: All residents are required to pay an additional $20 social fee and if on a payment plan, a $40 fee is added to the above rates.

Academic Year Rates 2014-2015

 

  • Double + Value Option Meal Plan = $10,800
  • Double + Block Meal Plan = $10,850
  • Double + Traditional Meal Plan = $11,050
  • Double + Gold Option Meal Plan = $11,250
  • Double + 7 Day All Access Meal Plan = $11,450
  • Triple + Value Option Meal Plan = $9,806
  • Triple + Block Meal Plan = $9,856
  • Triple + Traditional Meal Plan = $10,056
  • Triple + Gold Option Meal Plan = $10,256
  • Triple + 7 Day All Access Meal Plan = $10,456

Additional Fees: All residents are required to pay an additional $20 social fee and if on a payment plan, a $40 fee is added to the above rates.

Estimated Monthly Payments (8 Payments - Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec, Feb, Mar, Apr, May )

 

  • Double + Value Option Meal Plan = $1,350
  • Double + Block Meal Plan = $1,356.25
  • Double + Traditional Meal Plan = $1,381.25
  • Double + Gold Option Meal Plan = $1,406.25
  • Double + 7 Day All Access Meal Plan = $1,431.25
  • Triple + Value Option Meal Plan = $1,225.75
  • Triple + Block Meal Plan = $1,232.00
  • Triple + Traditional Meal Plan = $1,257.00
  • Triple + Gold Option Meal Plan = $1,282.00
  • Triple + 7 Day All Access Meal Plan = $1,307.00

Payments above are only estimates and could end up being a different dollar amount. First payment will include the $20 social fee and $40 installment fee.  The initial payment ($400) required to complete the application, will be deducted from the first month payment.

5. Can financial aid be used to cover housing payments?

Yes; however, financial aid cannot be used for the initial payment. The university applies your aid first to registration fees, second to housing payments and third to any other outstanding payments that may be due. You are required to select the installment payment plan if you are receiving aid.

6. Will my aid cover all college expenses?

No. Very few students receive enough aid to cover all expenses. So, expect to cover some expenses yourself.

7. May I use loan money towards housing?

Yes; however, loans cannot be used for the initial payment. The university applies your loans first to registration fees, second to housing payments and third to any other outstanding payments that may be due.

8. How can I find additional information on financial aid?

You may contact the Financial Aid Office at (562) 985-4641.