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

*If you use the "regular" mailing address, for items sent via one of these carriers, there could be a delay in delivery to our office.

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.

When using the Wildcat Card, there is a $200 maximum transaction amount.

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 2.9 percent of the transaction amount rounded up to the next multiple of 25 cents.

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

International Wire Transfer  

  peerTransfer payment button                                                                                                        

We have partnered with peerTransfer to streamline the tuition payment process for our international students. With peerTransfer, 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. 

You will be notified via e-mail when your payment is received by our bank. 

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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