The Career & Technical Education Assistance Program (CTEAP) assists individuals with significant barriers to education and/or employment, including: single parents, displaced homemakers, students with disabilities, educationally disadvantaged students and individuals interested in nontraditional occupations (for their gender) in Career and Technical Education fields.

Students must complete a free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year, declare an Associate of Applied Science degree, Associate of Business degree or Certificate program, participate in required meetings/events, maintain adequate progress and demonstrate financial need to be considered for scholarship services. The program no longer funds students in AA, AS or AGS general degrees.

Career & Technical Education Assistance Program Staff

Rita Smith
Program Coordinator
Charleston Campus

Tommy French
Senior Specialist
Henderson Campus

Santarpia McNeill
Senior Specialist
North Las Vegas Campus

Our Services include:

  • Academic & Career Advising
  • Career ExplorationTypeFocus V7
  • Internship Information & Volunteer Opportunities
  • Non-traditional Career Information
  • Financial Resources Info for College Students
  • Student Development Workshops
  • Scholarships for Tuition & Textbooks
  • (Available for those who qualify)
  • Uniforms & Transportation Assistance
  • ​Assistance with payment of TEASE and Praxis Assessment
  • Textbook Assistance Program (TAP) - available to all students

Career & Technical Education Assistance Program is currently accepting applications!

**Only students who have submitted a current FAFSA application, demonstrate financial need, have Nevada residency status at CSN, AAS degree, AB degree, or a Certification program, and are registered in classes will be considered. Please note that the CTEAP program cannot assist with excess credit fees.

Students can complete an application for CTEAP at Additional questions regarding CTEAP should be sent to Contact Us.

Textbook Assistance Program (TAP)

About TAP: Textbooks through the Textbook Assistance Program, or TAP, are loaned to students on a per-semester basis.  Students must provide a class schedule and complete a TAP application with detailed information concerning each textbook they are requesting. This program is open to all CSN students.

Please visit to apply for the Textbook Assistance Program.

TAP Flyer

To learn more about TAP, please consider attending our upcoming virtual information session:

Thursday, November 18, 1 - 2 PM

Register to attend

Campus Locations


West Charleston Campus

Mod 9

Near the K Building

North Las Vegas Campus

Main Building, East Wing, Room 120

Academic Success Services Area

Henderson Campus


Student Union