International students may qualify for a number of different scholarships.  There are many scholarship sources: the University, local and regional organizations, and nationwide competitive scholarships.

Scholarships consider special qualifications, such as academic, athletic, or artistic talent, and provide a form of aid that does not have to be repaid.  Scholarships and other awards are also available for students pursuing particular fields of study, are interested in entering certain professions, or who are members of groups underrepresented in higher education.  Unlike grants, which require demonstrated need, scholarships may be awarded on a "merit" basis instead of on "need," although some also stipulate "need."

Scholarships are a prestigious form of aid because the student awarded a scholarship has met specific criteria stipulated by a donor.  Students should consider applying for scholarships, not only for the financial assistance offered, but also for the recognition and standing that accompany receipt of such an award.

Scholarships generally require an application and recommendations.  It is well worth the effort to apply.

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Non-Resident Tuition Waivers

New and continuing students, seeking a degree at CSU, Chico, may apply for non-resident tuition waivers.  To apply, students must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of at least 3.3* (on a 4.0 scale).  Successful applicants may receive non-resident tuition waivers of up to $9,504 for an academic year.** 

Non-Resident Tuition Fee Waiver applications are distributed to admitted students in their welcome packets.  Fee waiver applications are distributed to continuing students via email from the Office of International Education.

The deadline for submission of the Non-Resident Tuition Fee Waiver application can vary and will be listed on the form.

*Evaluators in the Office of International Education will determine grade point average equivalencies.

**Availability of tuition fee waivers depends upon yearly budget allocations.

Graduate Non-Resident Tuition Waivers

At the graduate level, graduate coordinators from each academic program nominate new student applicants based on previous academic performance and GRE/GMAT scores, relative to other students in the applicant pool.  We recommend that students contact their graduate coordinators to inquire as to whether they may be considered for a non-resident tuition waiver.  Providing a student maintains a high grade point average, non-resident tuition waivers are renewable.