Transfer and Grad Student Housing Fees

Updated Sept. 22, 2022

2022-23 Annual Housing Fees

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




Total Housing Cost for Academic Year

$13,395 $11,946

Quarterly and Monthly View

  Apartment single bedroom apartment double bedroom

TOTal Fall Charges 

(less $500 if Initial Payment received)

$4,716 $4,206
Installment Due Dates:    
9/1/2022 $1,572 $1,402
(9/1 Amount if $500 initial Pymt Made) $1,072 $ 902
10/1/2022 $1,572 $1,402
11/1/2022 $1,572 $1,402
Total Winter Charges $4,392 $3,918
Installment Due Dates:    
12/1/2022 $1,464 $1,306
1/1/2023 $1,464 $1,306
2/1/2023 $1,464 $1,306
Total Spring Charges $4,287 $3,822
Installment Due Dates:    
3/1/2023 $1,429 $1,274
4/1/2023 $1,429 $1,274
5/1/2023 $1,429 $1,274
Total Academic Year $13,395 $11,946

Winter Break Fees




DEC. 10, 2022 - JAN. 7, 2023



Housing is closed Dec. 10, 2022 - Jan. 7, 2023 for winter break. We have limited Winter Break housing for students who wish to stay during the break. As most students depart, winter break is not included in the academic year contract and fees and a separate charge applies. Let us know if you plan to stay for the break when you sign up for Housing. 

Payment Steps

  1. Pay the $500 non-refundable initial payment when you sign up for housingFinancial Aid identifies students who qualify for deferral of the initial payment based on 2022-23 FAFSA or CA Dream application data. The initial payment is automatically bypassed for these students. To be considered, you must have a 2022-23 Financial aid application on file.
  2. Pay the balance of housing fees 
    Annual housing fees are posted to your Student Account in August. 

    You have four options for paying the balance: Defer payment of Housing and Dining charges to be paid by financial aid (only if the your have accepted sufficient financial aid to pay for all Registration, Housing, and Dining fees) or pay entire annual balance, the quarterly balance or the first monthly installment.

    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 (unless deferred by financial aid) 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.

2021-22 Annual Housing Fees




Total Housing Cost for Academic Year

$12,465 $11,331

2020-21 Annual Housing Fees

Shared rooms weren’t offered in 2020-21 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, continuing students were housing in single rooms and charged the single room rate. Housing closed for winter break on earlier than usual - on Saturday, Nov. 21 - and so housing fees were prorated for the shorter stay. 



Total Housing Cost for Academic Year


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