A claim against the California State University or one of its campuses must be filed with the CSU Office of Risk Management after the incident or event occurred, along with a $25 claim filing fee made out to “Trustees of CSU.” Completed claims must be delivered or mailed to:
401 Golden Shore, 5th Floor Long Beach, CA 90802-4210
Be sure your claim is against the CSU, not another public entity. If the claim involves another state agency, the claim should be filed with the Department of General Services. If the claim involves a county, city or other local governmental entity or employee, the claim should be filed directly with the local city or county’s governing board or clerk.
Claimants are not required to use the CSU Claim Form so long as they provide the following information:
The claim shall be signed by the claimant or by some person on his/her behalf and must be filed with the CSU Office of Risk Management within six months after the incident or event occurred along with a $25 claim filing fee made out to “Trustees of CSU.” Completed claims must be delivered or mailed to the address above.
Affidavit for Waiver of CSU Filing Fee (PDF)
Application for Leave to Present a Late Claim to the CSU (PDF)
CSU Claim Form (alternate PDF)
CSU Claim Form (fillable PDF) (Open in Adobe for best results)