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Chico State Summer Session
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Fees, Grants & Financial Aid

Summer Session 2020 Fees

• Undergraduate Class:  $302 / unit
• Credential Class:  $346 / unit
• Graduate / Post Bacc Class:  $367 / unit

* An additional one-time $8 campus fee ($1.00 Associate Students fee, $2.00 ID fee, $5.00 student union fee) will be charged on a student's first summer term enrollment. CSU, Chico reserves the right, even after initial fee payments are made, to increase or modify any listed fees, without notice, until the date when instruction for a particular class has begun. All CSU, Chico listed fees should be regarded as estimates that are subject to change upon approval by the Board of Trustees

Summer Session Grants Available!

$550 grants are available to help you make Summer Session part of your degree plan. To be eligible for a grant, you must be enrolled in a Summer Session class and have financial need. Note that these funds are limited and will be awarded until exhausted. Grants apply only to Summer Session 2020 per-unit fees and may not be used toward past debts, fall fees, etc.

Students enrolled in a minimum of three units may qualify for one $550 grant, and students enrolled in 6 or more units may qualify for two $550 grants. For information about the RCE Grant, please follow the Financial Aid process below.

Financial Aid

To be considered for Summer Financial Aid, You Must:

  1. Be a continuing matriculated CSU, Chico student regularly admitted into a degree-granting or credential program.
  2. Have a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file with the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office, with all verifications, corrections and updates received from the FAFSA processor. You may complete a FAFSA online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. CSU, Chico’s federal school code is 001146. For some help filling out the FAFSA, or other questions related to financial aid, take a look at these helpful videos.
  3. Be enrolled in a summer course.

How to Receive Financial Aid:

  1. Register for Summer Session classes
  2. After registration, you will be automatically considered for financial aid. It will take approximately 2-3 weeks for your Summer Aid eligibility to be determined.
  3. If you are eligible for any aid, you will receive and email notification from the Financial Aid & Scholarship Office with the amount of the award.
  4. Friday, April 24 is the Priority Deadline to be enrolled in classes and be considered for summer financial aid. After the deadline you may still be considered, but fees must be paid out of pocket to avoid being dropped from classes for non-payment. Reimbursement will be made later if aid is awarded.
  5. If enough aid is awarded to cover Summer Session fees, no fee payment will be required.
  6. If no financial aid is awarded, or the award is an amount less than the total fees due, the fee balance must be paid immediately to avoid being dropped from class(es).

How to Determine Aid Granted and Fees Dues:

To view your Summer Session fees, pending financial aid, and the amount you are responsible for paying:

  1. Log into your Chico State Portal Account and go to your Student Center.
  2. On the Finances/My Account Ribbon click Account Inquiry
  3. Look for Summer 2020 in the What I Owe box. The amount you must pay by the May 8 deadline will be in the Total Due column. If you have pending Financial Aid that amount will be disbursed to your account once courses begin.
  4. Below is a sample of where this information can be found. Your individual amounts will be shown.

Screen shot of Student Center showing summer fees owed

5. Select the Make-A-Payment button and then select the Summer Session 2020 link in CASHNet to post payment for your Summer fees.

Questions regarding your eligibility, denial, or disbursement should be directed to the Financial Aid & Scholarship Office at 530/898-6883 or email to finaid@csuchico.edu

Veterans Benefit Information

Payment rates depend on the USDVA program to which the student is entitled, the number of units taken, and the length of the course. For approval, contact the Office of Veterans' Affairs at VA@csuchico.edu or (530) 898-5911. For more information visit www.csuchico.edu/va