Student Financial Services

Student Accounts

Welcome New Wildcats!

We are Student Financial Services and we maintain your student financial account at CSU, Chico. All account information is viewable online in your Student Center. Be sure to watch our short presentation below: How to View Your Student Account in Your Student Center. We don’t send paper bills for current charges; however, we do send courtesy emails, so check your Chico State Wildcat Mail often!

Find our contact information to the left, and contact us with your questions. We’re here to help you.

Viewing Your Student Account

Watch our short presentation on how to view your student account in your Student Center.

Tuition and Registration Fees

Spring 2024
Student Type0-6 units6.1+ units

Amounts shown are per semester; there are two regular semesters in an academic year (fall and spring).
If you are a new student and you paid the Enrollment Confirmation Deposit for the current semester, it will apply to your Tuition and Registration Fees.
Amounts shown include the optional $2 Student Involvement & Representation Fee. For more information on Tuition and Registration Fees, visit our Student Accounts page and select Tuition and Registration Fees.

Fall 2023 Fee Payment Deadlines
Enroll in classes:Fees are due on:
By July 26, 2023July 26, 2023
July 27, 2023 - August 10, 2023August 10, 2023
After August 10, 2023Pay before you enroll

Typically, fall fees are due in late July; exact due dates change every year.

Spring 2024 Fee Payment Deadlines
Student Status:Fees are due on:
Continuing StudentDecember 7, 2023
Spring 2024 New AdmitsJanuary 11, 2024
Any who enroll after Jan. 11, 2024Pay before you enroll

Typically, spring fees are due in early December; exact due dates change every year.

Optional Deferred-Tuition Payment Plan

The payment plan is intended for students with no Pending Financial Aid and is for California residents, WUE, and AB 540 students only. There is a $33 non-refundable fee per semester; a new contract must be completed each semester. You must be enrolled in class(es) before you are able to enroll in the payment plan. The fall contract is available after July 1. Enroll in your Student Center under Financials > Enroll in Payment Plan. Be sure to enroll in the plan and make your initial payment before the fee payment deadline.


California non-residents pay $396 per unit in addition to Tuition and Registration Fees listed above. For more information, including the non-resident deferred-tuition contract, visit our Student Accounts page and select Non-resident Tuition. 
For information on residency, including AB 540(opens in new window) and Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)(opens in new window), visit Admissions(opens in new window) website or call their office at 530-898-3622. 

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  • University Housing

    Rent and meal plan charges for on-campus residence halls and University Village post to your student account. You can see University Housing cost overview, meal plans, and payment due dates and learn about campus life at: or call (530) 898-6325.

  • WellCat Student Health Center

    As an eligible student, your appointments or medical visits and other basic diagnostic testing are covered when you pay Registration Fees. Other out-of-pocket costs are minimal and discounted, and will post on the student account.
    Visit: for Services and FAQ’s.

  • Guest User Access

    Students can grant access to online student account information in the Student Center by creating Guest User accounts. In your Student Center, select Student Records > Manage Guests. Enter your designated persons and check the boxes for View What I Owe, View Account Details, and View 1098T.

  • Authorization to Release

    If persons other than the student want to call or visit us and discuss the student account, the student must enroll them in Authorization to Release. In the Student Center, select Student Records > Authorization to Release. You will enter your designated persons and create a four-digit access code they must provide to us. Check the box for Student Financial Services.

  • Making Payments

    Make a payment online wherever you see a Make A Payment button on our website (black) or in the Student Center (red). Be prepared with the student’s Chico State ID number and birthdate, and the amount you intend to pay.

    Payment methods include credit and debit cards MasterCard, Visa, American Express, or Discover; California ScholarShare 529 payments; and bank account e-checks. Credit and debit card and 529-plan payments incur additional service fees; e-check bank payments have no service fee.

    For more information, visit Student Accounts and select Payment Methods.

  • Financial Aid

    Watch our video on viewing the student account, above, to learn how to view your Pending Financial Aid in your Student Center.

    Pending Financial Aid is grants, scholarships, and/or loans that you have Accepted in your Student Center. Pending Financial Aid will disburse to your student account and pay toward charges, but not until after the payment deadline; therefore, we will defer this amount from your outstanding charges for that semester so that you pay just the difference, if any.

    If your Pending Financial Aid for the semester is greater than your outstanding charges, we will refund the difference to you to use for expenses. If you are expecting a financial aid refund, we highly recommend you enroll in e-Refund—for direct deposit to your checking or savings account in a bank or credit union. It's faster and safer. Call your banking institution to confirm your correct routing and account numbers. Enroll in your Student Center under Financials > Enroll in e-refund.

    If you don't enroll in e-refund, we will mail a check to you. Be sure to keep your addresses up-to-date in your Student Center under Profile > Contact Info. Fall and Spring refund checks are mailed to your “local” address. Allow two weeks to receive your check.

    For information on types of aid and applying for aid, visit:

  • Veteran Education Benefits

    Contact our Veteran Education Transition Services (VETS) office, online at or call (530) 898-5911, for information about the different types of Veteran Education Benefits and instructions on how to use them at Chico State. Please note: to use your benefits for fee payment, your Enrollment Certification Request must be submitted and processed prior to the fee payment deadline.

  • Financial Agreement

    Students are required to complete a Financial Agreement prior to enrolling in courses. Completing the agreement establishes that the student understands that they are assuming all financial obligations associated with registering for courses offered by the university. Every semester, an Enrollment Hold will be placed on the student record until the Financial Agreement is completed. Look in your Student Center under Holds.

  • More Student Account Information

    For FAQs, Help Guides, information on fee waivers, third party billing and more, visit Student Accounts.

  • Student Center Training Resources for Students

    Students can get more information on using the Student Center, here.

  • Books and Supplies

    Students have many options for purchasing and renting books, and prices vary. Visit our Chico State Wildcat Store.

  • Parking Permits

    Students living in University Housing will receive an email from the housing department with information on eligibility for and how to purchase a semester overnight-parking permit. For more information, call (530) 898-6325.

    For semester day-parking permit rates and purchasing directions, click here.

    Please note, accessible spots are located throughout campus and require a General or Motorcycle permit along with your DMV placard or plate. For more information about accessible parking, contact our Accessibility Resource Center at 530-898-5959.

  • Wildcat Dollars

    Students can use their Wildcat Cards as debit cards on campus at convenience shops, printing kiosks, the Marketplace Café, the Wildcat Store, and the University Box Office, as well as to pay student account charges including Student Health Center charges. Add funds to a Wildcat Card online with GET Funds.

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.