University description (as per official university website)
In 1887 the California Legislature approved the creation of the Northern Branch of the State Normal School for the purpose of training and educating teachers. After much debate over which city would be selected for the new school site, Chico was chosen and construction began on the Chico Normal School, which opened its doors to 90 students in 1889. Throughout the years, the college grew and its name changed to reflect that growth—from Chico Normal School to Chico State Teachers College to Chico State College. In 1972, we became known as California State University, Chico. The University, commonly called "Chico State," now offers more than 100 undergraduate majors and options.
The main campus is situated on 119 acres in downtown Chico, but Chico State also owns a 1,050–acre farm and five acres of off-campus dorms about one mile from the main campus. The University also manages 3,950–acre Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve, the 300–acre Butte Creek Ecological Reserve.
Basic Eligibility Requirements
Many factors determine eligibility for federal and state student aid programs. Your basic eligibility is decided by the information you provide on the FAFSA.
To receive federal and/or state financial aid from CSU, Chico, you must:
* Be a United States citizen, permanent resident, or other eligible non-citizen. View Glossary for citizen/ national and eligible-non-citizen
* Have a high school diploma or recognized equivalent
* Be admitted to a degree or credential program at CSU, Chico. Students taking courses through Regional and Continuing Education, who are regularly admitted to the University, may qualify for financial aid
* Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress
* Not owe repayment of previous grants
* Be in good standing on previous student loans
* Reapply for aid each year
* Demonstrate financial need. See Understanding Your Award
* Be enrolled at University Census in a minimum of half-time units for state aid, federal loans and Work-study