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Where Do My Fees Go?

The Associated Students (AS) is committed to enriching your Chico experience. With the $968 combined in student fee contribution each student provides, we are able to directly support the operations of our campus and community programs, services, and facilities throughout the year. Below is a breakdown of your student dollars at work FOR YOU. Want to know more? Come chat with us in BMU 220. This breakdown reflects allocations for the 2019-2020 school year.

Where Does My Union Fee Go?

Each year, Chico State students pay $830 each to support the programs, facilities and services provided by the Associated Students, including the Bell Memorial Union and Wildcat Recreation Center operations, the AS Recycling program, campus events, sustainability efforts, and more…

23% goes directly to programs and services for students ($183.79That’s less than $20.00 a month during the academic year!), which includes…

  • Adventure Outings
  • AS Sustainability
  • AS Productions
  • BMU Computer Lab
  • Freshman Leadership Opportunity
  • Launch Experience for Transfer Success
  • Third Floor Gallery
  • Wildcat Leadership Institute
  • Wildcat Recreation Center
  • Wildcat Wildnerness Orientation
  • “Women Like You” Leadership Symposium
  • Zen Den II

37% pays for campus facilities ($306.57)

20% pays for building operations ($168.34)

9% pays for repairs & capital, reserves, etc. ($76.33)

8% pays for administrative costs ($67.04)

3% pays for financial aid ($27.93)


Where Does My Activity Fee Go?

Each year, Chico State students pay $138 each (1.6 million dollars as a collective) in fees to directly support the operations of the following flagship campus and community programs…

52% goes directly to programs ($71.76 – That’s less than $8.00 a month during the academic year!), which includes….

  • Cats in the Community
  • Community Action Volunteers in Education (CAVE)
  • Cultural Graduations
  • Diversity Affairs Council (DAC) Student Program Allocations
  • Event Fund Allocation Council (EFAC) Student Programs Allocations
  • Government Affairs
  • International Festival
  • KCSC Radio
  • Multicultural Night
  • Revenue Sharing
  • Student Organization Banking
  • The AS Child Development Lab (ASCDL)
  • The Community Legal Information Clinic (CLIC)
  • The Cross-Cultural Leadership Center (CCLC)
  • The Free Ride Student Shuttle
  • The Gender and Sexuality Coalition (GSEC)
  • The STAR Center

13% Government Affairs ($17.94 – less than $2.00 a month during the academic year!)

12% University Fees ($16.56)

23% Corporate Services/Operational Costs ($31.74)


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