Transfer & Graduate Student Housing Fees

Updated: Aug. 30, 2019

2019-20 Fees Information

Payment Steps

  1. Make the initial payment in the housing application.
    The non-refundable $500 initial payment, required to secure housing, is the first step in the payment process.

    Financial Aid
    Students must have enough financial aid to pay for all of their tuition and housing to defer payment.

    Note! Using 2019-20 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 2019-20 Financial aid application on file.
  2. Pay the balance owed.

    Annual housing fees are viewable on Aug. 3, 2019. 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, 2019.
    3. Pay the quarterly balance by Sept 1, 2019.
    4. Pay the first monthly installment balance by Sept 1.

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.

2019-20 Housing Fees*




Total Housing Cost for Academic Year

$10,665 $10,098

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

Quarterly and Monthly Housing Fees

  Apartment single bedroom apartment double bedroom

TOTal Fall Charges 

(less $500 if Initial Payment received)

$3,837 $3,633
Installment Due Dates:    
9/1/2019 $1,279 $1,211
(9/1 Amount if $500 initial Pymt Made) $779 $711
10/1/2019 $1,279 $1,211
11/1/2019 $1,279 $1,211
Total Winter Charges $3,582 $3,393
Installment Due Dates:    
12/1/2019 $1,194 $1,131
1/1/2020 $1,194 $1,131
2/1/2020 $1,194 $1,131
Total Spring CHarges $3,246 $3,072
InStallment Due Dates:    
3/1/2020 $1,082 $1,024
4/1/2020 $1,082 $1,024
5/1/2020 $1,082 $1,024
Total Academic Year $10,665 $10,098
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.

Off-Campus Housing Rates  

View a summary of off-campus housing rates for comparable one-bedroom apartments. 

2018-19 Housing Fees

Housing Payment Schedule & Dates: 2018-19 Academic Year




Total Housing Cost for Academic Year

$9,825 $9,303

Initial Housing Payment



Balance Due



Installment Payment Due Dates (If Applicable): 2018-19 Academic Year

The following amounts include the $21 installment payment enrollment fee.

Sept. 1, 2018 $1,168.25 $1,103
Oct. 1, 2018 $1,168.25 $1,103
Nov. 1, 2018 $1,168.25 $1,103
Dec. 1, 2018 $1,168.25 $1,103
Jan. 1, 2019 $1,168.25 $1,103
Feb. 1, 2019 $1,168.25 $1,103
March 1, 2019 $1,168.25 $1,103
April 1, 2019 $1,168.25 $1,103

All payments are handled by Student Accounts: 805-756-1428. View payment methods on the Student Accounts webpage. Payments received after 5 p.m. are posted the following business day. Please allow at least ten business days for the processing of your payment.

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