Graduate Studies

Tuition Costs, Aid, & Scholarships

Explore tuition costs, financial aid, scholarships, fellowships, grants, and other programs to support your academic journey. Discover resources and opportunities made to assist you in pursuing your educational goals.

According to LendEDU, we have the lowest student loan debt in Califronia for 2022–

we are in the top 1% among colleges in the nation and no. 6 out of 603 schools in th e"Master's University Rankings" - Washington Monthly

we are in teh top 2% amonf colleges in the nation on the social mobility index -

we are in the top 8% for best return on investment among 2,000 U.S. colleges -

we rank in to top 25% on the Fprbes' 2022 list of America's Best Value Colleges

rent in CHico is on average 38% lower thank the rest of California

Cost of Grad School

Tuition and Fees
Up-to-date cost information.

Cost of Attendance Table
Get a general idea of the total cost of attendance.

77% of Chico State students receive financial aid.

Financial Aid, Scholarships, and Opportunities

Office of Graduate Studies Awards and Grant Opportunities

Adelante Program: Aid for Latinx and Low-Income Students

Have you heard about Chico State’s Adelante program? It’s a pipeline program funded by a five-year, $2.9 million grant helping Latinx and low-income students get into and through graduate school.

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Graduate Equity Fellowship Program

The Graduate Equity Fellowship Program (GEFP) seeks to increase the diversity of students completing graduate degree programs at Chico State, encourages exploration of doctoral degree opportunities, and promotes consideration of university faculty careers. It provides support for students from historically underrepresented groups, including those who have experienced economic disadvantages, restricted access to quality educational opportunities, and underrepresentation in the respective discipline.  

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Financial Aid and University Scholarships
Graduate students can qualify for the following financial support:

Financial Aid

Scholarship Opportunities

California State University, Chico, provides merit and scholarship awards to deserving students for graduate studies, and many go unfilled.

Each year the number and size of these awards vary according to annual endowment earnings, contributions to scholarship funds, and applicant qualifications.

Scholarships are provided based on a variety of criteria, including academic merit, financial need, participation in clubs and activities, volunteer and community involvement, major and career goals, etc.