You have decided to live in one of the most exciting cities in the world. Living off-campus can be very rewarding and deciding where to live doesn’t have to be stressful. Our housing coordinators are here to support you as you begin your transition into the L.A. life. Read below about our housing options and how we can assist you during your move. We can’t wait for you to get here!

The Los Angeles Film School does not offer on-campus housing, dormitories, nor meal plans, but is able to provide guidance and additional resources. The average monthly rent for a one-bedroom apartment in Los Angeles, California ranges between $1,500 and $2,500. For helpful information on locating apartments around the Hollywood area, visit and for detailed information on the cost of living in Los Angeles. The school does not endorse or make any warranty as to the accuracy or usefulness of these websites. The websites are provided solely for informational purposes. In addition, the school can assist in providing roommate options if that is the desired route to take.

Housing Coordinator

Let Us Help You

We have a full-time, dedicated staff available to assist both local and long-distance transitions for active and enrolled students. We can help find accommodations for a wide-range of budgetary and lifestyle preferences. We suggest contacting our Housing Coordinators as early as possible prior to the start of school to make your living arrangements, this gives us more time to make sure you are safe and comfortable! For questions, please check out our Housing FAQ or to speak to a Housing Coordinator, please email

Apartment guide

Explore Your Options

Our Housing Department has established relationships with local apartment communities and can provide you with information about your options. Given the size of the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area, we highly encourage all students to contact Housing directly for assistance in securing accommodations which offer one of the following:

  • Reasonable vehicle commute
  • Close proximity to mass transit lines which connect to the Hollywood area
  • Walking or biking distance from campus (one mile or less)

Our downloadable Apartment Guide provides useful information regarding rental rates, information on deposits, floor plans, pet fees and general information about many apartment complexes in the area. Housing Guide


Connecting Students

There’s nothing like creating a bond as roommates with another person from your school! If you’d like to arrange a roommate agreement with another LAFS student, contact our Housing Department for a continuously-updated list of LAFS students looking to share housing.

timeline & checklist

Get Ready

It’s time! You’re ready to start planning your move to Los Angeles. Check out our suggested timeline and checklist for students Housing Checklist

Things to know

Tips for Living in L.A.

Everyone knows it never rains in Southern California, but did you also know it will sometimes be 100 degrees in November? Even if you don’t own a car, you should plan on dealing with traffic a lot, it’s as crazy as everyone says! L.A. is a huge city, here are some pro-tips we think everyone should know when they get here. View Tips


We Have Answers

Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions section for answers to some of our most commonly asked questions. Don’t see your answer? If you’re an enrolled student, reach out to our Housing Department and we can help you out. View Housing FAQ