Financial Aid & Scholarship Office

Financial Aid & Scholarship Office

Reaching out for financial aid help

By Students For Students!

We now have peer mentor Zoom drop-ins where students can get answers to their financial aid questions from student employees in our office. 

Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 11AM - 2PM

Step 1: Review Zoom Tips and Disclaimer (PDF)

Step 2: Enter Zoom Waiting Room(opens in new window)

Quick Questions

Phone - Mon-Thurs 9AM - 4PM: 530-898-6451

Lobby - Mon-Thurs 8AM - 5PM: Student Services Center 250

Financial Aid Emailfinaid@csuchico.edu

Scholarships Email: scholarships@csuchico.edu
Advisor Appointments

Financial Aid advisors are available to meet with you in person, by phone or by zoom to help you with special problems, technical questions, appeals, budgeting, and general financial aid inquiries.

Call to make an appointment: 530-898-6451

During the summer, appointments are available Monday through Thursday during the following hours:

  • 9AM - 12PM
  • 1:30PM - 4:30PM

Hot Topics! 

2024-25 FAFSA/ CADAA - you can still file!

FAFSA & CADAA School Code: 001146

Welcome to the Financial Aid & Scholarship Office at Chico State. We offer a range of services, including helping students to apply for financial aid, completing verification requirements, and maintaining eligibility throughout their time at Chico State.

Our dedicated team is here to support you every step of the way. If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out to us.

Important Dates & New Information

Financial Aid Calendar

July 1: Special Circumstances Appeals open 

July 8: Alternative Private Educational Loan priority deadline  

July 19: Parent PLUS loan and Federal Direct Loan priority deadline

July 31: Registration and tuition fee payment deadline. Aid must be accepted to defer fees

August 22: Financial aid refunds begin

August 26:  

September 5: First possible refund for students receiving Alternative loans

Other Info:

Faculty and Staff: See Payments to Students Guide

Student Loan Payments Have Resumed: studentaid.gov(opens in new window)

Fresh Start: one-time temporary program that offers special benefits for borrowers with defaulted federal student loans

Award Guide

The award guide is a multi-page PDF document outlining everything you need to know regarding your financial aid. 

Award Guide 2024-2025 (PDF)