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California State University-Chico Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$21,368 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$5,472 tuition
$12,536 on campus room & board
$1,792 books and supplies
$1,568 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$32,528 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$16,632 tuition
$12,536 on campus room & board
$1,792 books and supplies
$1,568 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$5,357 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
76% of students receive aid
45% get federal aid ($4,963 avg)
58% get state aid ($2,323 avg)
41% get institn'l aid ($5,357 avg)
50% get loans ($5,482 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 0.324% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 0.125% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $8,216 71%
Federal Grant Aid $4,963 45%
Pell Grants $4,787 45%
Other Federal Grants $1,403 7%
Institution Grant Aid $5,357 41%
State Grant Aid $2,323 58%
Student Loans $5,482 50%
Federal Loans $4,975 50%
Other Loans $11,715 2%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
- Y R R R
$12,000 Y N N
$5,500 N Y
Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: No priority
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does California State University-Chico offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
First and Normal Sts
Chico, CA 95929-0150
(530) 898-4428
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State -
Out of State $372


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Juan from Chico, CA
  • Jun-25-2017 I am a current student here

    Chico State offers a very beautiful gym aka the WREC! Personally, this is the gem that took my heart. Two stories, huge weight room, indoor track, outdoor pool, indoor basketball courts, indoor hockey courts. It's just amazing. The wrec also has events throughout the year, my favorite is during finals week. They offer massages, petting zoos, massage chairs, acupuncture, pool parties. If I could, I would want to live at the WREC.

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  • 5
  • Griffin from Chico, CA
  • Dec-14-2015 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    I have lived in Chico my whole life. The park is very large, and beautiful. The park is very large, and is separated into two sections. There is lower park which is separated by a creek that contains a pool. The other is upper park. It is more natural, containing the normal wildlife. (snakes, Mountain lions) There are not many attacks due to the population. Most importantly, the hiking, swimming holes, and mountain biking are the best in Chico . The trail are cool, which weaves through lava rock and the clay provides great traction.The weather is the best, and the college town experience is cool as well. I am still in high school and not apart of it, but it looks like the students are having a great experience.

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  • 5
  • Sarah from Oroville, CA
  • Sep-08-2014 I am a current student here

    I've paid for college myself since I started and with a little help from scholarships it is totally manageable.

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