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Financial Support Documentation

To qualify for admission, students must show proof of financial solvency based on the University’s estimate of one academic year’s expenses.  

Estimated Expenses For One Academic Year:

BACHELOR’S DEGREE Undergraduate Students

Graduate Students

Registration Fees

($3,513 X 2)

($4,146 X 2)

Non-Resident Tuition

(12 Units X 2)

(9 units X 2)

Books & Supplies



Living Expenses







  • There are additional fees for summer courses.
  • There is an additional charge of $254 per unit for MBA courses. 
  • Students must also bring or purchase health and accident insurance each semester.

As you can see from the chart above, international students pay registration fees, which all students pay, and non-resident tuition, at an additional $372 for each unit taken during the semester. For more information about fees, go to Registration & Non-Resident Fees.

Tuition & Fees

International students pay both registration fees and non-resident tuition.  On occasion, based on California State budgetary issues, fees may change.  Typically, fee changes are minimal.  To access the most recent information regarding registration fees and non-resident tuition rates, please visit the Student Financial Services home page.

Financial Support Documentation Needed

Students must submit:

1)  The Financial Support Form - must be submitted by all students (privately funded and sponsored students)

2)  Proof of ability to meet one year's expenses (as listed above).  Proof can be submitted in the following ways:

  • Privately funded students -
    • Whomever is providing your financial support should be sure to complete Section B of the Financial Support Form
    • Sponsor should attach an original bank statement, certified copy of original bank statement, or a letter from a bank official verifying the amount available in the account being used for funding.
  • Government sponsored students -
    • Sponsored students must submit financial guarantee letters to satisfy this requirement.  Letters must be addressed to CSU, Chico.
*Students with dependents must show documentation of an additional $5,000 to support each spouse or child that will accompany him/her.