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Chico, California

California State University-Chico Tuition & Cost

California State University Chico

How much does it cost to attend?

In State California Resident Sticker Price
$24,624
In State Costs for California State University Chico
Fee Cost
Tuition$5,742
Books and Supplies$1,918
Other Fees$1,866
Room and Board $12,550
Other Expenses Budget$2,548
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
$36,504
Out of State Costs for California State University Chico
Fee Cost
Tuition$17,622
Books and Supplies$1,918
Other Fees$1,866
Room and Board $12,550
Other Expenses Budget$2,548

Residents of California pay an annual total price of $24,624 to attend California State University Chico on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $5,742 for tuition, $12,550 room and board, $1,918 for books and supplies and $1,866 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $36,504 which is 48.2% higher than California residents. The tuition charge is $17,622 while room and board is $12,550, books and supplies are $1,918 and other fees come in at $1,866.

All price data is sourced from the 2018/2019 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

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Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend California State University Chico when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2017/2018
$14,185
Net Price by Income California State University Chico
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$10,096
$30,001 to $48,000$11,638
$48,001 to $75,000$15,830
$75,001 to $110,000$19,940
$110,000+$22,389

The average reported annual net price for California State University Chico for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $14,185 in 2017/2018. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

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Financial Aid

Finanical Aid California State University Chico
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Annual Total Grant Aid $8,615 66%
Pell Grant $4,863 44%
Federal Student Loan $4,884 51%

The average reported annual net price for California State University Chico for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $14,185 in 2017/2018.

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to California State University Chico, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $45,104. The loan balance of $45,104 is a four year multiple of the $11,276 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $468 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 4.529%.

Example Loan $45,104
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.5%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $468.08
Total Interest Paid $11,065.77
Sum of All Loan Payments $56,169.77

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
$98,496
Year California Residents Non Residents
1 $24,624 $36,504
2 $24,867 $36,864
3 $25,112 $37,228
4 $25,360 $37,595

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at California State University Chico to be $98,496 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 1% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at California State University Chico
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
California Residents $0 $0 $0
Out of State Residents $372 $1,116 $1,488

Estimated cost for a class at California State University Chico based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at California State University Chico versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

California State University Chico Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=110538 IPEDS survey data for California State University Chico.