Financial Aid

We are committed to assisting students who are looking for financial aid to earn their degrees, certificates of achievement and university transfer in the most efficient manner possible.

CSN offers scholarship and aid opportunities for families of all income levels. Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the first step in the application process used to determine your eligibility for student financial assistance. The FAFSA becomes available each year on January 1 and should be completed a minimum of 6 months prior to the start of the semester to allow for processing and verification of your financial aid file.

Other critical steps include:

  1. Before APPLYING for aid online, refer to "The FAFSA on the Web" Worksheet to answer frequently asked questions. Have your previous year income information such as tax returns or W-2’s available to complete the FAFSA application.
    CSN's federal school code number is 010362
  2. CONFIRMATION. You will receive your notification of eligibility, known as the Student Aid Report (SAR), from the U.S. Department of Education. If you mailed your FAFSA application you should receive confirmation within 4 weeks by mail. If you submitted an application online, you should receive confirmation within 2 weeks by mail. If you indicated a valid email address, you will receive an email with a link to your SAR information on the Web within 5 days. If you do not receive anything in these time frames, you should contact the U.S. Department of Education at 1-800-433-3243.
  3. CONTACT. The U. S. Department of Education will send your information electronically to all schools listed on your FAFSA. Once Student Financial Services (SFS) has received your information electronically we will ask that you complete and return several required financial aid forms to our office within the time specified. If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of receiving your SAR confirmation, please contact our office for further instructions.
  4. SUBMIT. Return all requested information to SFS as soon as possible. You might be asked to include additional documents such as tax returns or income information in order for SFS to begin the process of verification.
  5. VERIFICATION. Once SFS receives all of the required forms and documents, we will begin the process of verification. Verification may take 4-6 weeks from the date SFS has received all required forms and documentation. Verification is needed to review all information you indicated on the FAFSA. SFS will calculate your need and award financial aid if eligible.
  6. AWARD NOTIFICATION. After your file has been verified and an award has been determined, you may view your award on CSN’s Web Registration. Review the award information for type of awards you were eligible to receive and the amount of eligibility based on your enrollment. Awards are based upon eligibility and fund availability. Funds will be applied directly to your student account to cover all allowable costs no earlier than 10 days before the start of each semester. If there is a left over award balance, it will be mailed to you in the form of a check within 14 days of disbursement.

If your file is not complete (verified) at least thirty (30) days prior to your payment due date, you should be prepared to pay for tuition, fees and books.

We encourage you to stop by one of our Student Financial Services Offices for more information:

Cheyenne Campus
College of Southern Nevada
Office of Student Financial Services
Sort Code C1S
3200 East Cheyenne Avenue
North Las Vegas, Nevada 89031-4296
Phone: (702) 651-4047
Fax: (702) 651-4631
Henderson Campus
College of Southern Nevada
Office of Student Financial Services
Sort Code H4B
700 College Drive
Las Vegas, Nevada 89015-8419
Phone: (702) 651-3044
Fax: (702) 651-3509
West Charleston Campus
College of Southern Nevada
Office of Student Financial Services
Sort Code WDA
6375 West Charleston Blvd
Las Vegas, Nevada 89146-1164
Phone: (702) 651-5660
Fax: (702) 651-7495

Hours of Operation on each campus are Monday thru Thursday, 8 am to 6:30 pm & Friday, 8 am to 5 pm.

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