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Cost of Attendance & Aid at a Glance

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Anyone who needs help paying for college expenses should apply for financial aid. There is no charge to apply.

In 2018–19, nearly $163 million in aid was distributed to more than 13,500 Chico State students or 77% of our total student population.

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77 percent of Chico State students receive financial aid.

Tuition and Fees | Fall Semester 2020

Undergraduate

0–6 units: $2,728 per semester
More than 6 units: $3,934 per semester

Graduate

0–6 units: $3,145 per semester
More than 6 units: $4,651 per semester

Credential

0–6 units: $2,995 per semester
More than 6 units: $4,393 per semester

Out-of-State / International

$396 per unit in addition to the standard tuition and fees paid by California residents.

All CSU tuition fees should be regarded as estimates that are subject to change. Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) students pay 150 percent of the tuition/fees.

Learn more about payment methods and deadlines at Student Accounts.


Estimated Cost of Attendance Per Year

Cost of attendance is an estimated amount that includes tuition and fees for a full-time student for two semesters, books, room and board, transportation, and personal expenses for full-time students. For a more precise estimate, try the Net Price Calculator.

Undergraduate 2020–21 Estimated Cost of Attendance
ExpenseOn-CampusOff-CampusWith Relatives
Tuition & Fees (1 year)$7,868$7,868$7,868
Books and Supplies$1,148$1,148$1,148
Food and Housing$13,500$11,314$6,648
Transportation$608$694$1,340
Personal/Miscellaneous$1,566$1,904$2,012
TOTAL$24,690$22,928$19,016

Tuition & Fees (1 year): $3,934 X 2 = $7,868


Graduate 2020–21 Estimated Cost of Attendance
ExpenseOn-CampusOff-CampusWith Relatives
Tuition & Fees (1 year)$9,108$9,108$9,108
Books and Supplies$1,148$1,148$1,148
Food and Housing$13,500$11,314$6,648
Transportation$608$694$1,340
Personal/Miscellaneous$1,566$1,904$2,012
TOTAL$25,930$24,168$20,256

Tuition & Fees (1 year, weighted average of credential and graduate fees): $4,554 X 2 = $9,108


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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