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Chico: Cost and Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office

Financial Aid Officer:Dan Reed,
Director of Financial Ai
Contacting the Office:530 898-6451
530 898-6883 (fax)
FAFSA Number:001146
CSS/PROFILE Number:4048

Expences

Undergraduate tuition:$7,044; $18,204 out-of-state
Book fees:$1,719
Miscellaneous expenses:$2,533
Other expenses:Personal, transportation.
Combined room and board expenses:$12,234

Applying for Aid

Required formPriority dateRolling?Closing date​​
FAFSAMarch 2YesN/A
Date award notification begins:March 2
Applied for financial aid:
  • 90% of first-year students 
  • 77% of full-time undergraduates 
  • 100% of part-time undergraduates
Determined to have financial need:
  • 80% of first-year students 
  • 85% of full-time undergraduates 
  • 88% of part-time undergraduates
Students determined to have financial need who received any financial aid:
  • 98% of first-year students 
  • 98% of full-time undergraduates 
  • 97% of part-time undergraduates
Students determined to have financial need who received any need-based gift aid:
  • 78% of first-year students
  • 80% of full-time undergraduates 
  • 81% of part-time undergraduates
Students receiving financial aid who received need-based self-help aid:
  • 64% of first-year students 
  • 65% of full-time undergraduates 
  • 65% of part-time undergraduates
Students receiving financial aid who received any non-need-based gift aid:
  • 19% of first-year students 
  • 12% of full-time undergraduates 
  • 5% of part-time undergraduates
Students receiving financial aid whose need was fully met (excluding PLUS loans and private alternative loans):
  • 19% of first-year students 
  • 17% of full-time undergraduates 
  • 9% of part-time undergraduates
Average percent of need that was met of students who received any need-based aid (excluding PLUS loans and private alternative loans):
  • 68% for first-year students 
  • 70% for full-time undergraduates 
  • 61% for part-time undergraduates
Average financial aid package (excluding PLUS loans and private alternative loans):
  • $17,170 for first-year students 
  • $17,042 for full-time undergraduates 
  • $13,985 for part-time undergraduates
Average need-based gift award:
  • $10,486 for first-year students 
  • $9,968 for full-time undergraduates 
  • $7,813 for part-time undergraduates
Average need-based self-help award (excluding PLUS loans and private alternative loans):
  • $3,547 for first-year students 
  • $4,820 for full-time undergraduates 
  • $4,496 for part-time undergraduates
Average need-based loan (excluding PLUS loans and private alternative loans):
  • $3,431 for first-year students 
  • $4,521 for full-time undergraduates 
  • $4,443 for part-time undergraduates
Students who had no financial aid need and who received non-need-based aid (excluding athletic awards and tuition benefits):
  • 0% of first-year students 
  • 1% of full-time undergraduates 
  • 1% of part-time undergraduates
School participates in Federal Work-Study Program:yes
Percent of students who received aid that participated in Federal Work Study:5%

Types of Aid Available

Parent loans packaged to meet need:
  • Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
  • Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans
  • Direct PLUS Loans
  • Federal Perkins Loans
  • College/University Loans
Parent loans packaged to meet need:no
First-year loan package range:$1,000 - $6,100
Undergraduate loan package range:$1,000 - $6,100
Percent of undergraduates who have borrowed through all loan programs:83%
Average student debt upon graduation:$19,690
Need-based scholarships/grants available:
  • need-based (general)
  • Federal Pell Grants
  • SEOG
  • state scholarships/grants
  • college/university scholarships/grants (institutional funds)
  • private scholarships/grants
  • academics, athletics, arts, leaderships, minority status, residency, and job skills scholarships/grants.
Non-need-based scholarships/grants available:
  • non-need-based (general)
  • academic merit scholarships/grants
  • creative arts/performance
  • special achievements/activities
  • special characteristics
  • athletic scholarships
  • minority status, religious affiliation, major-specific, minority status, and state/district residency scholarships/grants.
First-year scholarship/grant award range:$1,000 - $6,100
Undergraduate scholarship/grant award range:$1,000 - $6,100
Percent of scholarship aid awarded to out-of-state students:1%

Additional Information

The CSU makes every effort to keep student costs to a minimum. Fees listed in published schedules or student accounts may need to be increased when public funding is inadequate. Therefore, CSU must reserve the right, even after initial fee payments are made, to increase or modify any listed fees, without notice, until the date when instruction for a particular semester or quarter has begun. All CSU listed fees should be regarded as estimates that are subject to change upon approval by The Board of Trustees."