Financial Aid & Scholarship Office

Summer 2024

Summer Financial Aid & Enrollment

After enrolling in summer courses, your financial aid eligibility will be automatically determined based on your FAFSA/CADAA and enrollment. Summer aid will be awarded in late April. Log in to your Student Center to accept any grants and accept/reduce/ decline your loans. Disbursement will occur just prior to the start of your specific summer class/es if you don't have any holds or To-Do list items. Your accepted financial aid will defer your fees if it is enough to cover the summer fees. Aid must be accepted to defer fees. Summer disbursement dates are:

  • 6/6/24 for classes that start 6/3/24
  • 7/18/24 for classes that start on 7/15/24
  • 8/1/24 for classes that start on 7/29/24

For summer information visit Chico State Summer Session. Also see the Class Schedule for information on State Summer Term (restricted offerings).

For summer fees visit Student Financial Service's Tuition & Registration Fees web page

Change in Enrollment for Summer Session: Links to follow

Self-service registration for summer closes at midnight on May 16, 2024. Starting May 17, all Add/Drops/Swaps require additional forms.

Important Dates

Important Dates
April 2:Registration opens
April 26:

Summer Enrollment Priority Deadline to defer fees
Students enrolling for summer aid after April 26 will need to pay fees to secure enrollment in summer courses.

May 16:

Fee Payment Deadline for Summer Term Classes

June 3:Summer Session begins
Aug. 20:Summer Session ends

2024 Summer Financial Aid

Requirements Prior to Summer Aid Consideration

You must:

  • Have a 2023-24 FAFSA(opens in new window) or CADAA(opens in new window) on file. Chico State’s federal school code is 001146. Your financial aid file must be complete, with all corrections and required documents received by May 12, 2024.
  • Enroll in your summer courses via the Student Center on your Portal account. 
  • Financial aid students must pay the difference between their registration fees and anticipated aid by the fee payment deadline (see important dates above). Students who did not enroll by the priority deadline of April 26 must pay full fees by the fee payment deadline to hold classes. There will be no fee deferment after the priority deadline.
  • Summer financial aid will not be awarded for waitlisted courses.

To be eligible for summer financial aid, you must:

  1. Be a continuing matriculated* Chico State student or regularly admitted into a degree-granting or credential program for summer 2024.
  2. You must be enrolled in a minimum of 3 units for summer.
  3. Have a 2023-24 FAFSA or CADAA on file with the Financial Aid & Scholarship Office, with all verifications, corrections and updates received from the FAFSA processor by May 12, 2024.
  4. You must have made satisfactory academic progress and be within the federal aid maximum units requirements (180 attempted units undergraduates, 60 units for postbaccalaureate students).
  5. Register for classes beginning April 2, 2024.
  6. You must accept, reduce, or decline summer aid through your Student Center account.
  7. Failure to attend classes after receiving aid will require repayment.
  8. Class enrollment changes, including school cancellation of a class, will result in adjustment of aid and repayment by you, if applicable. See Change of Enrollment section for specific dates and instructions.
  9. If you received a fee waiver or an outside agency paid your fees during the 2023-24 academic year, you must contact Financial Services at (530) 898-5936 to confirm continued receipt of benefits for summer. 
  10. If you are considering a CSU Visitor agreement for summer, make an appointment with a financial aid advisor.

*A matriculated student is a student who has, through normal procedures, been formally admitted to and enrolled at Chico State to pursue an authorized degree, credential, or certificate.

Types of Summer Aid

Remaining Academic Year Pell Grant

If you are enrolled in 3-5 units, you may be eligible for remaining Pell Grant if you have not already received both full-time semester awards during the 2023-24 academic year. Utilization of Pell will count toward lifetime usage limits. Graduate students and conditionally classified credential students are not eligible. Pell eligibility is determined by your FAFSA and awards are prorated according to units of enrollment.

Summer Pell Grant

If you are enrolled in a minimum of 6 units, you may be eligible for additional Pell Grant up to 150% of the annual award amount. Utilization of Pell will count toward lifetime usage limits. Graduate students and conditionally classified credential students are not eligible. Pell eligibility is determined by your FAFSA and awards are prorated according to units of enrollment.

State University Grant (SUG)

These funds are very limited and are only available to State Support students. Grants will be equal to the state university fee and may be available to high financial need students. Graduate and undergraduate students must be enrolled in a minimum of 3 units. You are not eligible for SUG if a fee waiver or a third party is paying fees.

Chico State Summer Grant

A limited number of summer grants are available to State Support students. Grant amounts vary per student, but will be offered in an amount that at a minimum covers the State University Fee portion of your tuition. The Chico State Summer Grant and other aid offered cannot exceed the summer cost of attendance. These grants are only available to undergraduate students who received a Cal Grant or a Middle Class Scholarship award in either the preceding fall or spring term. There is no additional application for this award. Students will be awarded automatically based on State Support enrollment for the summer 2024 term.

Federal Direct Loans

Must have eligibility remaining from the 2023-24 academic year and be within aggregate maximum limits of Loans. Undergraduate and credential students must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 units. Master's students must be enrolled in a minimum of 4 units.

Summer Federal Work-Study

Federal Work-Study is available to continuing students currently employed in a Federal Work-Study position and who will continue working in that same position during the summer months. 

PLUS loans

PLUS Loans are available to those who qualify, but must be applied for separately. Undergraduate and credential students must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 units. Master's students must be enrolled in a minimum of 4 units.

Alternative Private Loans

Contact a lender for application information and requirements regarding alternative private loans.