Chico State Summer Session
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Fees, Grants & Financial Aid

Summer Session 2019 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 (an EFC of $5,486 or less) as determined by your filed summer financial aid application. Grants apply only to Summer Session 2019 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. To apply for an RCE Grant, please follow the Financial Aid process below.

Financial Aid

To Be Eligible 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 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. Complete a Summer Financial Aid Application.

How to Apply for Financial Aid:

  1. Register for Summer Session classes
  2. Submit a summer aid application as soon as possible after registering for classes. The application will be available starting on April 2, 2019 at 8:00 am on the Financial Aid & Scholarship Office website.

    Friday, April 26 is the Priority Application Deadline to apply for summer financial aid. Applications received after the deadline 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.
  3. It will take approximately 2-3 weeks for your application to be processed. After your application is processed, you will receive an email notification from the Financial Aid & Scholarship Office regarding your summer aid eligibility.
  4. If enough aid is awarded to cover Summer Session fees, no fee payment will be required.
  5. 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).

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 or (530) 898-5911. For more information visit