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California State University, Long Beach

Accepting Admission and Enrollment Deposit

What is the enrollment deposit?

Freshman and transfer students are required to pay a non-refundable enrollment deposit of $150 with their admission acceptance. The enrollment deposit is required in order to reserve a space in our class. The admission acceptance and deposit must be received by the appropriate deadline below. The deposit will offset a portion of your Tuition Fee for the first semester.

What are the conditions for receiving a waiver for the enrollment deposit?

The enrollment deposit will be waived for students receiving state or federal need-based grants or full financial assistance. If you qualify for the waiver, you must still submit the Admitted Student Reply by the deadline. You know you qualify for the waiver if:

  • You have received a financial aid notification with a Pell Grant and/or a State University grant and/or a Cal Grant award.
  • You have received a Federal Student Aid Report with an Expected Family Contribution of $5,000 or less listed.
  • You are a candidate for an Athletic Scholarship.

How do I accept admission and pay the enrollment deposit?

Online: Go to MyCSULB and click on “Activate your Account” in the upper left hand corner. Follow the instructions to activate your account. Once you have logged in, navigate to your Student Center tab. Scroll down to the bottom with the section header "Admissions" and select Accept/Decline. To accept your admission online, you must either qualify for the waiver or pay the enrollment deposit via MasterCard, American Express, Discover, or electronic check. If you qualify for a deposit waiver, the online process will automatically notify you. For timely processing, we strongly suggest you submit your admission acceptance and enrollment deposit online via MyCSULB. You will receive immediate confirmation that your acceptance and deposit have been accepted.

By Mail: Complete the Admitted Student Reply form and attach a check or money order for $150 payable to California State University, Long Beach. The form allows you to indicate if you qualify for the deposit waiver. If you mail in the form, please allow at least 2 weeks from the date you mailed your Admitted Student Reply and enrollment deposit for our system to be updated.

When do I pay the enrollment deposit?

You must pay the enrollment deposit at the time you accept admission to our campus.

  • Spring Incoming Transfer: Inform us of your intent to enroll by December 1st.
  • Fall Incoming Freshman: Inform us of your intent to enroll by May 1st.
  • Fall Incoming Transfer: Inform us of your intent to enroll by June 1st.