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First-year Student Housing Fees

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Updated May 6, 2021

2021-22 Fees Information

First-years are housed in residence halls.Fees for different occupancy/room configurations may be added due to public health conditions. Should some first-years be assigned into campus apartments, apartment rates will apply. Fees may be adjusted due to public health conditions, e.g. shorter stays in campus housing.

 

RES HALL DOUBLE ROOM

All TRIPLE ROOMs OR

YAKʔITʸUTʸU QUAD **

YAKʔITʸUTʸU

DOUBLE**

Apartment Private BedROOM 

ApARtment DOuble Bedroom

Total Housing Cost for Academic Year

$9,642

$9,159

$10,605

$12,465 $11,331
Initial Housing Payment -$500 -$500 -$500 -$500 -$500
Academic Year Balance $9,142 $8,659 $10,105 $11,965 $10,831

*All fees are proposed and subject to change and Executive Order & Board of Trustees Approval.

**The Northern Chumash language, when correctly represented, is written exclusively in lowercase characters. We apologize that our current website template does not properly represent the name. To learn more, please visit our yakʔitʸutʸu Resources page. 

Payment Steps

  1. Make the Initial Payment in the Housing Application. 
    The initial payment, required to secure housing, is the first step in the payment process. Since all first-years living on campus are required to purchase a dining plan, the initial payment is combined for housing and dining. 

    Here's the breakdown:
    $500 (housing portion) + $1,000 (dining portion) = $1,500 (initial payment)

    Financial Aid
    Students that have at least enough Financial Aid to cover all tuition charges for each quarter may defer the first housing payment of each quarter.

    Note! Using 2021-22 FAFSA or CA Dream application data, the Financial Aid Office has identified and the system has coded the students who qualify for deferment of the $500 initial housing payment.  To be considered, you must have a 2021-22 Financial aid application on file.

  2. Pay the Balance Owed
    Your first housing payment is due by Sept. 1, 2021. Any past due balances may result in a hold on your account. There are four options for paying the balance owed:

    1. Defer payment of Housing and Dining charges to be paid by financial aid (only if the student has accepted sufficient financial aid to pay for all Registration, Housing, and Dining fees).
    2. Pay entire annual balance by Sept. 1, 2021.
    3. Pay the quarterly balance by Sept 1, 2021.
    4. Pay the first monthly installment balance by Sept 1, 2021

Students must, at minimum, pay the first monthly installment amount unless that payment is “Deferred by Financial Aid,” as indicated on the Money Matters tab of their Cal Poly portal.

Quarterly & Monthly Housing Fees

  Res Hall Double Room

ALL TRIPLE ROOMs OR

YAKʔITʸUTʸU 
QUAD Room

YAKʔITʸUTʸU

DOUBLE 

Apartment - Private BedROOM  ApARtment - DOuble Bedroom
TOTal Fall Charges 
(less $500 if Initial Payment received)
$3,408 $3,237

$3,747

$4,404 $4,005
Installment Due Dates:          
9/1/2021 $1,136 $1,079 $1,249 $1,468 $1,335
(9/1 Amount if $500 initial Pymt Made) $636 $579 $749 $968 $835
10/1/2021 $1,136 $1,079 $1,249 $1,468 $1,335
11/1/2021 $1,136 $1,079 $1,249 $1,468 $1,335
           
Total Winter Charges $3,135 $2,979 $3,450 $4,056 $3,687
Installment Due Dates:          
12/1/2021 $1,045 $993 $1,150 $1,352 $1,229
1/1/2022 $1,045 $993 $1,150 $1,352 $1,229
2/1/2022 $1,045 $993 $1,150 $1,352 $1,229
           
Total Spring CHarges $3,099 $2,943 $3,408 $4,005 $3,639
InStallment Due Dates:          
3/1/2022 $1,033 $981 $1,136 $1,335 $1,213
4/1/2022 $1,033 $981 $1,136 $1,335 $1,213
5/1/2022 $1,033 $981 $1,136 $1,335 $1,213
           
Total Academic Year $9,642 $9,159 $10,605 $12,465 $11,331

 

Winter Break Housing

University Housing is closed for Winter Break, Dec. 11, 2021-Jan. 2, 2022. The break is not included in your Housing Contract, and all residents must return home. We have limited Winter Break housing for students who wish to stay during the break. Please indicate in your Housing Application if you plan to stay for Winter Break. A separate fee is assessed for Winter Break residents.

 

All Room-Types

Winter Break Housing

Dec. 11, 2021-Jan. 2, 2022

Optional

$1,102

2020-21 Housing Fees

Note! Cal Poly has made a determination to only offer single rooms. Because campus housing closes for winter break on Saturday, Nov. 21, housing fees will be prorated for the shorter stay. Winter break housing is a separate fee.

*The rates shown below for single rooms are yakʔitʸutʸu double rate. 

 

First-Year

apartment, single bedroom*

RES hall single room* 

Total Housing Cost for Academic Year

$9,441*

$9,441*
Initial Housing Payment -$500 -$500
Academic Year Balance $8,941 $8,941

 

Winter Break Housing

University Housing is closed for Winter Break, Nov. 21-Jan.3. The break is not included in your Housing Contract, and all residents must return home. We have limited Winter Break housing for students who wish to stay during the break. Please indicate in your Housing Application if you plan to stay for Winter Break. A separate fee is assessed for Winter Break residents.

 

All Room-Types

Winter Break Housing

nov. 21-Jan.3

Optional

$1,976

*All fees are proposed and subject to change and Executive Order & Board of Trustees Approval.

Quarterly & Monthly Housing Fees

 

apartment single bedroom 

res hall single room 
TOTal Fall Charges 
(less $500 if Initial Payment received)
$2,973 $2,973
Installment Due Dates:    
9/1/2020 $991 $991
(9/1 Amount if $500 initial Pymt Made) $491 $491
10/1/2020 $991 $991
11/1/2020 $991 $991
     
Total Winter Charges $3,255 $3,255
Installment Due Dates:    
12/1/2020 $1,085 $1,085
1/1/2021 $1,085 $1,085
2/1/2021 $1,085 $1,085
     
Total Spring CHarges $3,213 $3,213
InStallment Due Dates:    
3/1/2021 $1,071 $1,071
4/1/2021 $1,071 $1,071
5/1/2021 $1,071 $1,071
     
Total Academic Year $9,441 $9,441


Note from Student Accounts: The quarterly housing charges will be split up into three monthly installment amounts with monthly due dates. Students may pay more than the minimum monthly installment amount. There are no penalties for paying off balances ahead of schedule. If a student prefers not to make monthly payments, they have the option to pay the full quarterly amount or even the annual amount.

At minimum, the monthly installment amount must be made by the set due date to avoid any holds that may be placed on the account.

All payments should be made using Cal Poly’s CASHNet payment portal or submitted (via mail or in-person) to the University Cashier’s Office. Payments received after 5 p.m. are posted the following business day.

For any questions regarding charges and payments please visit the Student Accounts webpage or contact them at 805-756-1428.

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