New students are not required to live in CCH housing but we do recommend CCH housing as a starting point for Freshman students new to California. Student housing serves as a gateway to success for students as they enter CCH and advance through their educational careers. Students have the option of living in a dorm-style campus environment (Meridian Pointe) or in an apartment-style residential environment (Oakwood or Terraces). While we try to accommodate each student’s first housing choice, due to the limited number of units available at each property, we are not always able to do so. Your application will be processed and a housing contract for your first academic year (9 months) will be sent via email that requires a parent/guardian to co-sign. You will also be required to pay your first month’s rent prior to move in unless you are fully covered by financial aid.
Once we receive your housing application, we will contact you to discuss your housing selections and our current availability. Students should apply for housing only after they have been accepted for admission. There are a limited number of rooms available at each housing community and all housing charges are billed to your CCH student account. All rooms are fully furnished.
Oakwood is a residential housing community located 5 miles from CCH and in close proximity to multiple business centers, a wide variety of shopping choices, and an abundance of dining options. Amenities include a business center, fitness center, swimming pool and spa. Shuttle service to the CCH campus before and after class is provided free of charge.
Meridian Pointe Dorms is located across the street from the campus of California State University Northridge (CSUN), a university community of nearly 34,000 students on a 356-acre campus located 5 miles from CCH. Amenities include a fitness center, swimming pool with jacuzzi, study rooms, game room and screening room.
The following items are included in the monthly rental cost at all housing communities:
- All Utilities Included
- Free Gated Parking
- Fitness Facilities
- Tennis and Basketball Courts (Oakwood only)
- Game Room with Large Screen TV (Meridian Pointe only)
- Pool, Jacuzzi and BBQ Areas
- Air Conditioning and Heat Included
- Free Wireless Internet (Oakwood only)
Oakwood (Located 5 miles from the CCH campus, Complimenary Shuttle Service available). Click here for Housing Rates.
Meridian Pointe (Located 5 miles from the CCH campus, Shuttle Service not offered). Click here for Housing Rates.
Housing tours must be arranged in advance with both the college and the individual property managers. Columbia College can therefore usually arrange housing tours for interested students on the first Friday of each month [excluding holidays and college closures].
Our possible housing tour dates for August are:
- Friday August 5th
- Friday August 19th
Please contact your Admissions Counselor in advance if you would like to arrange a housing tour. Housing tours take approximately 4 hours to complete.
To apply for CCH sponsored housing, you must complete a housing application and submit it to the CCH Housing office. You can apply online or you can fill out a paper application and submit your application to us by mail or fax. All students who apply for CCH housing are required to pay a $40.00 non-refundable application fee and a $450.00 refundable security deposit with their housing application, for a total upfront fee of $490.00. The security deposit is returned to the student once the student moves out, less any charges for cleaning and repairs. Please note that the security deposit is NOT refundable in the event a room is held for a student and later the student decides not to attend CCH or decides to secure their own housing.
For students who desire to arrange their own housing, the Columbia College Hollywood campus is located in a heavily populated residential area and apartment options are abundant. Rental rates vary depending on the type of unit desired and number of roommates. If you wish to obtain your own housing, we have arranged for a free apartment search through our affiliation with both GoStudentRentals.com and Zillow. If you need any additional assistance with housing, please feel free to contact us.
2016-17 Housing Rate Sheet
New Student Housing Application (Apply Online)
New Student Housing Application (Download and Mail or Fax)
Returning Student Housing Application
Housing “What To Bring” Checklist
Fall 2016 Shuttle Schedule