FAFSA School Code: 001146

Summer Financial Aid Information

2018 Summer Enrollment


Important Dates:

April 2:  Registration opens and Summer Financial Aid Application available
April 27:   Summer Aid Application Priority Deadline to defer fees: Students applying for summer aid after April 27 will need to
pay fees to secure enrollment in summer courses.
May 17: 
Fee Payment Deadline for limited State-support Summer Term classes: Limited courses/programs include: Masters in Social Work, English Grad Programs and limited English internships. Summer financial aid applicants who are enrolled through RCE please contact RCE for specific fee payment deadlines.
June 4:  Summer Session begins
Aug. 21:  Summer Session ends

Most Summer Session 2018 courses are offered through Regional & Continuing Education.  For a complete schedule and registration information, visit http://rce.csuchico.edu/summer/.  Also see the Class Schedule for information on State Summer Term (restricted offerings).

If you are adding or dropping summer courses:

2018 Summer Financial Aid

Requirements prior to submission of summer aid application:

You must:

  • Have a 2017-2018 FAFSA or CADAA on file. Your financial aid file must be complete, with all corrections and required documents received by May 11, 2018.
  • Enroll in your summer courses. Submit your application as soon as possible after enrollment.
  • Financial aid students must pay the difference between their registration fees and anticipated aid by the fee payment deadline (see important dates above). Students who did not submit their Summer Aid Application by the priority deadline of April 27 must pay full fees by the fee payment deadline to hold classes.  There will be no fee deferment after the priority deadline.
  • Summer Financial Aid Applications will not be processed for waitlisted courses. 
  • Your Summer Aid Application must be submitted within 48 hours following your enrollment in Summer Session to ensure a fee deferral is in place and your enrollment is not cancelled for non-payment of fees.

To be eligible for summer financial aid, you must:

  1. Be a continuing matriculated* CSU, Chico student or regularly admitted into a degree-granting or credential program for Fall 2018.
  2. You must be enrolled in a minimum of 3 units for summer.
  3. Have a 2017-18 FAFSA or CADAA on file with the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office, with all verifications, corrections and updates received from the FAFSA processor by May 11, 2018. You may complete a 2017-18 FAFSA online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. CSU, Chico’s federal school code is 001146.
  4. You must have made satisfactory academic progress and be within the federal aid maximum units requirements (180 attempted units undergraduates, 60 units for postbaccalaureate students).
  5. Complete a Summer 2018 Financial Aid Application, available from the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office website. Applications will be available April 2, 2018.
  6. Register for classes beginning April 2, 2018, and submit your application to the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office immediately to avoid being dropped from your classes pending the processing of your application.
  7. You must accept, reduce, or decline summer aid through you student center account.
  8. Failure to attend classes after receiving aid will require repayment.
  9. Class enrollment changes, including school cancelation of a class, will result in adjustment of aid and repayment by you, if applicable.  If you wish to add or drop a class prior to the fee payment deadline, you will need to complete a Summer Session 2018 Add/Drop Form and the Summer Change of Enrollment form. See above for specific forms and dates. 
  10. If you received a fee waiver or an outside agency paid your fees during the 2017-18 academic year, we will assume continued receipt of benefits for summer.
  11. If you are considering a CSU Visitor agreement for summer, make an appointment with a financial aid advisor.

* A matriculated student is a student who has, through normal procedures, been formally admitted to and enrolled at CSU, Chico to pursue an authorized degree, credential, or certificate.


Types of Summer Aid:

  1. RCE University Grant: These funds are limited and will be awarded based on application filing date. A $550 grant is available for students with an EFC of 0-5328, enrolled in a minimum of 3 units. A $1100 grant is available for students with an EFC of 0-5328, enrolled in a minimum of 6 units. RCE grant will be reduced if you are also receiving a GI Grant.  Graduate students, State Support classes, and Special Session classes are not eligible for RCE University Grants. You are not eligible for RCE University Grant if a fee waiver or if a third party is paying your fees.
  2. Remaining Academic Year Pell Grant: If you are enrolled in 3-5 units, you may be eligible for remaining Pell Grant if you have not already received both full-time semester awards during the 17/18 academic year. Utilization of Pell will count toward lifetime usage limits. Graduate students and conditionally classified credential students are not eligible. 
  3. Summer Pell Grant: If you are enrolled in a minimum of 6 units, you may be eligible for additional Pell Grant up to 150% of the annual award amount. Utilization of Pell will count toward lifetime usage limits. Graduate students and conditionally classified credential students are not eligible. 
  4. State University Grant (SUG): These funds are very limited and are only available to state support students. Grants will be equal to the state university fee and may be available to students with an EFC of 0-4000. Graduate students must be enrolled in a minimum of 4 units. Undergraduate students must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 units. You are not eligible for SUG if a fee waiver or a third party is paying fees.
  5. Federal Direct Stafford Loans: Must have eligibility remaining from the 2017-18 academic year and be within aggregate maximum limits. Undergraduate and credential students must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 units. Master's students must be enrolled in a minimum of 4 units.
  6. PLUS loans:  Available on a separate application. Undergraduate and credential students must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 units.  Master's students must be enrolled in a minimum of 4 units.
  7. Alternative Private Loans: Contact a lender for application information and requirements. See http://www.csuchico.edu/fa/typesOfAid/loans/types/allOptions.shtml.

Click here for Summer Financial Aid Information and Application

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