Financial Aid & Scholarship Office

Financial Aid Calendar 2019-2020

Ongoing

Research external (private) scholarships. Visit Scholarships for scholarship research options.

April 2019

Begin to notify students of 2019/2020 estimated financial aid awards. Students will receive an email notification to access their Student Center to view their estimated offer.

Financial Aid and Scholarship Forms available for 2019/2020 academic year. Begin to monitor your To Do List via the Student Center to see if there are any required documents we need to complete your financial aid file.

April 29, 2019

Last day to submit a loan application (Direct Stafford, PLUS, or Alternative). Also last day to submit a Computer Budget Adjustment form.

June 1, 2019

Priority deadline for receipt of requested financial aid "To Do List" items to assure completion of file for first Fall 2019 disbursement.

July 19, 2019

Priority deadline to apply for Parent PLUS loan for fall term. 

July 31, 2019

Fall 2019 Registration and Tuition Fee Payment Deadline Financial aid recipients are required to pay the difference between all University charges (including registration and tuition fees, on-campus housing and board plan) and pending financial aid. Students who have not paid registration and tuition fees will not be allowed to add classes during the Course Add/Drop period. Students who fail to pay tuition fees or do not have sufficient financial aid to pay tuition fees will be assessed a late fee and may have classes dropped for non-payments.

For more information see Using Your Aid to Pay Charges.

August 1, 2019

Priority deadline to apply for Alternative Private Educational Loan for fall term. 

August 22, 2019

Financial Aid Refunds - First financial aid refunds for the Fall semester disbursed by Electronic Funds Transfer or mailed to students who have met all processing requirements and who have a credit balance after total charges are paid. For more information see Receiving Your Money: How Financial Aid is Disbursed.

September 5, 2019

First possible refund for students receiving Alternative Loans and who have a credit balance after total charges are paid.

September 20, 2019

University Census - Financial aid awards adjusted for fall semester enrollment. Awards may be reduced or canceled for students enrolled in fewer than full-time units. See University Census.

Last day to submit a Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal or Maximum Unit Appeal to be considered for aid for the fall semester.

October 1, 2019

FAFSA on the Web available for the 2020/2021 academic year. Submit a new or renewal FAFSA. Use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to streamline and expedite the processing of your financial aid application. Net investments and assets should be accurate as of the date the FAFSA is signed. CSU, Chico's Federal School Code is 001146.

November 1, 2019

Last day to submit an Exceptional Circumstance Appeal for fall-only students.

December 2, 2019

Last day to submit Stafford or PLUS loan application for Fall 2019 for fall-only students. It is also the last day to request an alternative loan certification for fall-only students.

December 19, 2019

The last day to apply for a Fall semester short-term loan is Thursday, December 19th by 9:00 a.m. There are no short-term loans available during winter break. The first day to apply for a short-term loan for Spring 2020 is January 21st.

January 2, 2020

2020/2021 CSU, Chico Scholarship application available online. See CSU, Chico Scholarships. Scholarship application available through February 15, 2020.

January 16, 2020

Financial Aid Refunds - first financial aid refunds for spring semester disbursed by Electronic Funds Transfer or mailed to students who have met all processing requirements and who have a credit balance after total charges are paid.

January 30, 2020

First possible refund for students receiving Alternative Loans and who have a credit balance after total charges are paid.

February 15, 2020

Last day to submit the online application for CSU, Chico Scholarships for 2020/2021

University Census - Financial aid awards adjusted for Spring semester enrollment. Awards may be reduced for students enrolled in fewer than full-time units. Also see University Census.

Last day to submit a Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal or Maximum Unit Appeal to be considered for aid for the Spring semester.

March 2, 2020

Deadline for Cal Grant application. Find information about how to apply at http://www.csac.ca.gov/how-apply(opens in new window).

Priority application date for the 2020/2021 FAFSA. Your FAFSA must be received by the Office of Federal Student Aid by this date in order for you to be considered for all available funds. We will continue to accept applications after March 2 and distribute remaining funds throughout the academic year.

April 1, 2020

Last day to submit an Exceptional Circumstance Appeal for academic year or spring-only students.

Early April 2020

2020/2021 Financial Aid and Scholarship Office forms available.

2020 Summer Aid applications available.

Begin to notify students of 2020/2021 estimated financial aid awards. Students will receive an email notification to access their Student Center to view their estimated offer.

April 27, 2020

Last day to submit Spring 2020 loan and computer budget adjustment requests.

Last day to submit alternative loan requests for Spring 2020.