Chico State

Cost of Attendance & Aid at a Glance

#5 in the nation for lowest student debt

We're proud to be one of the best colleges in the country for social mobility and for the way our high-quality, high-value education changes the trajectory of students' lives. In fact, Chico State is No. 1 in California and No. 5 in the nation for graduates with the lowest student debt amounts—so you can focus less on finances and more on your future.

Anyone who needs help paying for college expenses should apply for financial aid. There is no charge to apply. In 2021–22, nearly $131 million in aid was distributed to more than 11,324 Chico State students, or 77% of our total student population.

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77 percent of Chico State students receive financial aid.

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Tuition and Fees

Spring 2023 Fee Schedule
Student Type0-6 units6.1+ units
Undergraduate$2,782.00$3,988.00
Credential$3,049.00$4,447.00
Graduate$3,199.00$4,705.00

Non-Resident and MBA Fees

Additional fees are required for non-resident (out-of-state & international) and on-campus MBA students.

Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)

Reduced Fees for Non-Residents from Western States
Through Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE), students in western states, including Hawaii, may enroll in many four-year college programs outside of their home state at a reduced fee level: 150 percent of the institution’s regular resident tuition. This amount is considerably less than non-resident tuition.


The CSU makes every effort to keep student costs to a minimum. Fees listed in published schedules or student accounts may need to be increased when public funding is inadequate. Therefore, CSU must reserve the right, even after fees are initially charged or initial fee payments are made, to increase or modify any listed fees. All listed fees, other than mandatory systemwide fees, are subject to change without notice, until the date when instruction for a particular semester or quarter has begun. All CSU listed fees should be regarded as estimates that are subject to change upon approval by the Board of Trustees, the Chancellor, or the Presidents, as appropriate. Changes in mandatory systemwide fees will be made in accordance with the requirements of the Working Families Student Fee Transparency and Accountability Act (Sections 66028 - 66028.6 of the Education Code).

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Office of Admissions:
530-898-6322  |  info@csuchico.edu