Payment Methods

Pay-By-Mail

You may pay all registration, course fees, and on-campus housing installments by mail. Please send payments to the following address:

If sending via regular USPS mail*:

          California State University, Chico
          Student Financial Services
          Chico, CA 95929-0999

If sending via FedEx, UPS, DHL, or GoldenState carriers*:

          California State University, Chico
          Student Financial Services
          1205 West 7th Street
          Chico, CA  95928

*All CSU, Chico mail is delivered to a centeralized campus distribution center and may require up to 48 hours of processing before final delivery to departments, including overnight parcels.  In addition, if you use the "regular" mailing address, for items sent through a carrier/courier service, there could be a longer delay in delivery to our office.  In order for payments to be considered on time, they must be received in Student Financial Services' Office.  Credit will not be given for mail received in the campus central distribution center.  Please plan accordingly.

Make your check or money order payable to CSU, Chico. To ensure credit to the proper account, include the following information on your check or money order:

  • Print your full legal name
  • Chico State student ID number
  • Description of what you are paying

Do not mail cash.

Payments in amounts greater than actual or anticipated university charges for the semester cannot be processed and will be returned.

Pay In Person

You may also pay in person with a check, cash or Wildcat Card at Student Financial Services, Student Services Center (SSC) Room 230, during normal business hours.

Payments in amounts greater than actual or anticipated university charges for the semester cannot be processed.

Electronic Check Payments

Payments for registration, tuition, and on-campus housing charges can also be made via electronic check. There is no fee for using this service.

Payments in amounts greater than actual or anticipated university charges for the semester cannot be processed and will be returned.

Credit Card Payments

Payments are accepted for registration, tuition, and on-campus housing charges by MasterCard, Visa, American Express, or Discover using CASHNet SMARTPAY. Debit cards are treated the same as credit cards and will incur the service fee.

The service fee for use of CASHNet SMARTPAY is 2.75 percent.  

Payments in amounts greater than actual or anticipated university charges for the semester cannot be processed.

International Wire Transfer  

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We have partnered with Flywire (formerly peerTransfer) to streamline the tuition payment process for our international students. With Flywire, you are offered excellent foreign exchange rates, allowing you to pay in your home currency (in most cases) and save a significant amount of money, as compared to traditional banks. 

Payments in amounts greater than actual or anticipated university charges for the semester cannot be processed and will be rejected and returned. 


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