Chico State Summer Session
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Fees, Grants & Financial Aid

Summer Session 2021 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

Note: Funds for Summer Session Grants have all been awarded and there is currently a waiting list. $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 2021 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

Students are not required to file a summer aid application this year. After enrolling in summer courses, your financial aid eligibility will be automatically determined by the Financial Aid Office based on your FAFSA/CADAA and enrollment. If you have questions about your eligibility, please email

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 FAFSA or CADAA on file with the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office. 
  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 30 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 Pay Fees

To view your Summer Session fees, pending financial aid, and the amount you are responsible for paying, log into the Chico State Portal and go to your Student Center.

  1. On the Dashboard click Financials then What I Owe.
  2. Look for the Summer 2021 term. You can expand to see details by clicking the "v" next to "Summer 2021."
  3. The amount you must pay by the May 14 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. Select the Make-A-Payment button and then select the Summer Session 2021 link in CASHNet to post payment for your Summer fees.

Screen shot of the Student Center financials screen that shows fees due for a summer session class.

If this is the first time using the new & improved Student Center and you'd like more info or assistance, please take a look at the online training resources to help. 

Questions regarding your eligibility, denial, or disbursement should be directed to the Financial Aid & Scholarship Office at 530-898-6451 or

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