International Admissions & Outreach

Estimated Cost of Attendance

Students must demonstrate an ability to pay the University’s estimated cost of attendance for the first academic year. Scholarships, Grants, and Fee Waivers(opens in new window) and Student Employment are two ways for students to earn money for tuition and living expenses.

For information on making payments, see Payment Methods.

2024/25 Estimated Cost of Attendance

2024/25 Estimated Expenses For One Academic Year
Undergraduate Students
Graduate Students
Tuition and Fees$8,410$9,934
Non-Resident Tuition ($420/unit)$10,080 (12 Units X 2)$7,560 (9 units X 2)
Books & Supplies$1,052$1,052
Housing $8,570$8,570
Health Insurance$1,200$1,200
  MBA: Add $285/unit
  MBA TOTAL   $37,946

2023/24 Estimated Cost of Attendance

2023/24 Estimated Expenses For One Academic Year
Undergraduate Students
Graduate Students
Tuition and Fees$7,814$9,248
Non-Resident Tuition ($396/unit)$9,504 (12 Units X 2)$7,128 (9 units X 2)
Books & Supplies$1,150$1,142
Housing & Meals$11,314$11,314
Health Insurance$694$694
  MBA: Add $270/unit
  MBA TOTAL   $36,290


  • There are additional fees for summer and winter session classes.
  • There is an additional charge of $270 per unit for MBA courses during 2023/24 academic year. The 2024/25 MBA fee will increase to $285 per unit. This fee is charged for required courses (including any prerequisite courses) taken by students enrolled in the MBA program.
  • All new international students pay an additional one-time fee of $100 during their first semester.
  • Students must also purchase health and accident insurance each semester.

International students pay registration fees (which all students pay) plus non-resident tuition at an additional $396 for each unit (credit) taken during the semester. Non-resident tuition will increase in the 2024/25 academic year to $420 per unit. For more information about fees, go to Registration & Non-Resident Fees and Fee Deadlines.

Disclaimer: 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).

For an estimated moderate standard of living budget, please refer to the Chico State Cost of Attendance.