May 20, 2024  
University Catalog 2023-2024 
University Catalog 2023-2024

Student Life


Student Life


Availability of Institutional and Financial Assistance Information

The following information concerning student financial assistance may be obtained from the Financial Aid and Scholarships website (, 323-343-6260, Hearing Impaired or Special Assistance: 323-343-3139)

  • A description of the federal, state, institutional, local, and private student financial assistance programs available to students who enroll at Cal State LA;
  • For each aid program, a description of procedures and forms by which students apply for assistance, student eligibility requirements, criteria for selecting recipients from the group of eligible applicants, and criteria for determining the amount of a student’s award;
  • A description of the rights and responsibilities of students receiving financial assistance, including federal Title IV student assistance programs, and criteria for continued student eligibility under each program;
  • The satisfactory academic progress standards that students must maintain for the purpose of receiving financial assistance and criteria by which a student who has failed to maintain satisfactory progress may reestablish eligibility for financial assistance;
  • The method by which financial assistance disbursements will be made to students and the frequency of those disbursements;
  • The way the school provides for Pell-eligible students to obtain or purchase required books and supplies by the seventh day of a payment period and how the student may opt out;
  • The terms of any loan received as part of the student’s financial aid package, a sample loan repayment schedule, and the necessity for repaying loans;
  • The general conditions and terms applicable to any employment provided as part of the student’s financial aid package;
  • The terms and conditions of the loans students receive under the Direct Loan Program;
  • The exit counseling information the school provides and collects for student borrowers; and
  • Contact information for university offices is available for disputes concerning federal, institutional and private loans.

Information concerning the cost of attending Cal State LA is available from Cost of Attendance (COA) webiste ( and includes:

  • Tuition and fees;
  • The estimated costs of books and supplies;
  • Estimates of typical student room, board, and transportation costs; and
  • If requested, additional costs for specific programs.

Information concerning the refund policies of Cal State LA for the return of unearned tuition and fees or other refundable portions of institutional charges is available from One-Stop Financial Services (, SSB 2380.

Information concerning policies regarding the return of federal Title IV student assistance funds as required by regulation is available from SSB 2380, the One-Stop Financial Services (

Information regarding special facilities and services available to students with disabilities may be obtained from SSB 1320, the Office for Students with Disabilities (

Information concerning Cal State LA policies, procedures, and facilities for students and others to report criminal actions or other emergencies occurring on campus may be obtained from the Department of Public Safety (, 323-343-3700.

Information concerning Cal State LA annual university security report and annual fire safety report may be obtained from the Department of Public Safety (, 323-343-3700.

Information concerning the prevention of drug and alcohol abuse and rehabilitation programs may be obtained from the Student Health Center (website:, 323-343-3300.

Information regarding student retention and graduation rates at Cal State LA and, if available, the number and percentage of students completing the program in which the student is enrolled or has expressed interest may be obtained from SSB 7230, the Office of Institutional Effectiveness (website:, 323-343-2730.

Information concerning athletic opportunities available to male and female students and the financial resources and personnel that Cal State LA dedicates to its men’s and women’s teams may be obtained from the Cal State LA Athletics (, 323-343-3080.

Information concerning teacher preparation programs at Cal State LA, including the pass rate on teacher certification examinations, may be obtained from the Teaching Preparation Advisement Center (TPAC) , KH D2078, 323-343-5434.

Information concerning grievance procedures for students who feel aggrieved in their relationships with the university, its policies, practices and procedures, or its faculty and staff may be obtained from the Office of the Dean of Students.

Information concerning student activities that Cal State LA provides, must be easily accessible on the Student Activities website:

Information concerning student body diversity at Cal State LA, including the percentage of enrolled, full-time students who are (1) male, (2) female, (3) Pell Grant recipients, and (4) self-identified members of a specific racial or ethnic group, must be obtained from the Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging (DEIB):, SSB 8360, 323-343-3854.

The federal Military Selective Service Act (the “Act”) requires most males residing in the United States to present themselves for registration with the Selective Service System within thirty days of their eighteenth birthday. Most males between the ages of 18 and 25 must be registered.

Selective Service registration forms are available at any U.S. Post Office, and many high schools have a staff member or teacher appointed as a Selective Service Registrar. For more information on the Selective Service System and to initiate the registration process, visit the official Selective Service System website.

Children of Disabled Veterans

Students who qualify as children of certain disabled veterans of U.S. military services may be exempted from paying any student services portion of the registration fees, according to the California Education Code. Information about eligibility requirements and applications for waiver of these fees are available in the Office of Veterans’ Services.

Education Related Services

Faculty and professional staff provide education-related services for students within several centers and offices. These include

Additional services are provided by various areas of the campus. In addition, many departments, divisions, and colleges offer students opportunities for involvement in campus life.


The School of Kinesiology offers a variable selection of intramural sports and activities for all men and women at Cal State L.A. Opportunities range from varied recreational interests to competitive intramural leagues. Students may enroll for credit in an intramurals course, KIN 1100 .

Other Services and Programs


Student Publications

A wide variety of student publications represent the myriad academic and professional interests of Cal State L.A.'s student body. A partial list of these publications appears below. For information about being involved in or receiving a particular publication, interested students should contact the appropriate department/division/school.

Women's and Gender Studies Activities

A wide variety of programs in Women's and Gender Studies are offered through the Center for the Study of Genders and Sexualities (CSGS). Lectures, performances, faculty-research discussions, internships, and research opportunities are all open to students. CSGS invites students to serve on planning committees as well. Students from all majors and minors are eligible to participate.

Publication: Department Office:
Statement   English
University Times   Communication Studies
Perspectives: A Journal of History   History