How to Apply
By filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), federal and state grants may be included as part of your financial aid award, depending on your need and availability of funds. To be considered for grant funds, complete and submit the FAFSA between October 1 and March 2 each year.
March 2 is the annual priority application date for CSU, Chico
Your FAFSA must be received by the Office of Federal Student Aid by this date in order to be considered for all available grant funds. We continue to accept applications after March 2 and distribute awards throughout the academic year, though some funds are limited.