Cost of college went up for all students at California State University-Chico


In-state tuition and fees rose 3.5 percent for 2018-19 at California State University-Chico, according to recent data from the U.S. Department of Education.

California residents paid $7,608 to attend the four-year public institution this year – $260 more than the $7,348 charged for 2017-18.

Non-residents paid 156.2 percent more than residents this year, or $19,488. Their price tag grew 1.4 percent from $19,228 in 2017-18.

About 98 percent of the school's undergraduate population are California residents. About 1 percent are residents of other states and 1 percent are citizens of other countries.

Data shows 76 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 1,830 students received grants or scholarships totaling $16.9 million and 1,301 students took out student loans totaling more than $7.1 million.

Including all undergraduates (17,578), 10,522 students used grants or scholarships totaling $92.4 million, and 7,567 students took out $43.7 million in federal student loans.

The cost of attending
Enrollment
2015-16
2016-17
2017-18
2018-19
Change in tuition and fees 2015-16 to 2018-19
In-state
~17,226
$7,022
$7,040
$7,348
$7,608
8.3%
Out-of-state
~176
$18,182
$18,200
$19,228
$19,488
7.2%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at California State University-Chico in 2015-16.
Type of Aid
Number of students receiving aid
Percent receiving aid
Total amount of aid received
Average amount of aid per student
Federal grants
1,226
44%
$6,332,254
$5,165
State / local grant or scholarship
1,676
61%
$4,238,235
$2,529
Institutional grants or scholarships
1,107
40%
$6,294,822
$5,686
Grant or scholarship aid total
1,830
66%
$16,865,311
$9,216
Federal student loans
1,286
46%
$6,128,837
$4,766
Other student loans
88
3%
$942,999
$10,716
Student loan aid
1,301
47%
$7,071,836
$5,436
Total student aid
2,110
76%
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