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Counseling Announcements 2018-19


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You are invited to attend Chico Preview Day on Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. This premier fall open house offers prospective fall 2019 undergraduate students and their families an opportunity to visit Chico State and experience firsthand our true college town environment. Activities for the day include: 

*Tours: Campus, University Housing, Wildcat Recreation Center (WREC), and Wildcat Leadership Center.
*Presentations/Workshops: Honors Program, Financial Aid & Scholarship, Study Abroad & International
   Exchange, and Wildcat Ambassador Student Panel, plus many academic department presentations.
*Information Fair with Academic Departments, Student Support Services, and Student Groups.
Where to Begin?
You can register online now by clicking here. After you register, you will receive a confirmation email containing a QR code. Please bring this QR code with you (either electronically via your mobile device or printed copy). Check-in will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the Bell Memorial Union (BMU). Complimentary pastries, coffee and juice will be served.
Where to Park?

We do not require a parking permit for this day, so you are welcome to park in any of our campus parking lots. Alternate parking includes street and/or free metered parking around the perimeter of campus and in the downtown area.

Accessibility Accommodations:

Accessibility accommodations will be provided upon request for people with disabilities, provided the request is made at least seven days prior to the event.

Helpful Links


If you have any questions about this event please email or call Admissions at 1-800-542-4426.

October 23rd, 2018
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Inspire School of Arts & Sciences, RM J226

On October 23rd we are having our annual "Cash for College Night" in J226 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. This event will be hosted by Chico State Office of Financial Aid. Bring your parents and receive free assistance applying for student aid. 

In order to make this night go smoothly we need both the parent and student to create a FSA ID and bring that information to Cash for college night.

A FSA ID is a username and password that you must use to log in to certain U.S. Department of Education (ED) websites. Your FSA ID is used to sign legally binding documents electronically. It has the same legal status as a written signature. 
  • The student and the parent may not share a FSA ID: Your FSA ID is your signature, so it has to be unique to you. If you are a parent of a dependent student, you will need your own FSA ID in order to sign your child's FAFSA electronically. If you have more than one child attending college, you can use the same FSA ID to sign all applications, but each child must have his or her own. Please note: Each FSA ID user must have a unique mobile phone number and/or email address.

Checklist of important documents you need to help complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act Application (CADAA) and Chafee for Foster Youth application.

What to Bring to Cash For College Workshop

Checklist of important documents you need to help complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act Application (CADAA) and Chafee for Foster Youth application.

Come to the Cash for College workshop with the following documents you have and that apply to you:

  • Drivers license, if you have one
  • Social Security Card or number, if you have one
  • Alien registration number, if you have one
  • Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) – yours or your parents’
  • List of colleges you are interested in attending
  • Most current 2018 bank statements
  • Parents’ most current 2018 bank statements
  • Any records of untaxed income such as welfare benefits, Social Security benefits, or child support payments
  • The FAFSA and CADAA applications will utilize your 2017 tax and income information to apply for 2019-20 student aid.While completing the FAFSA, you will use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) to populate your 2017 tax information.
    • Please make sure to bring your 2017 tax information in case the DRT does not work. This includes…
                    *Your 2017 W2’s or income information
                    *Your parents’ 2017 W2’s or income information

NOTE: You must use 2017 income and tax information to apply for financial aid for the 2019-20 academic year.  If your financial situation has changed since 2017 for the worst, you should follow-up with the institution you are applying to attend.   

For additional information about Financial Aid click here
Estimate you financial aid eligibility here
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