Financial aid award notifications are sent to CSN students who have a completed financial aid file, are enrolled and have maintained satisfactory academic progress. Financial aid awards are made on a first-come, first-served basis.

Students expecting financial aid to help pay their Fall/Spring semester tuition and fees must complete and submit their FAFSA and additional documentation by May 30th of each year to ensure payment by the college's tuition due date. Application materials received after May 30th, are welcomed, but these students must make plans to pay their charges by the Fall/Spring semester tuition due date. Eligible aid applicants will receive a reimbursement later in the semester.

The first disbursement will pay approximately 7 days prior to the start of each semester. The Financial Aid Department will apply financial aid payments to the student accounts of eligible students. Any remaining balance is your responsibility to pay before the first day of the semester or your payment due date. Excess financial aid will be refunded to you within 14 days of the payment date unless you sign up for Direct Deposit on MyCSN. Paper check refunds are mailed to the permanent address you have on file with the Registrar's Office. Please remember to keep your mailing address current with the Registrar's Office.

Fall/Spring Semester
Enrollment Status:

Full-Time =12 or more credits
Three-Quarter Time = 9 to 11.5 credits
Half-Time = 6 to 8.5 credits
Less Than Half-Time = 5.5 or less credits

Summer Semester
Enrollment Status:
Full-Time =12 or more credits
Three-Quarter Time = 9 to 11.5 credits
Half-Time = 6 to 8.5 credits
Less Than Half-Time = 5.5 or less credits


Federal, State of Nevada and CSN Award Funds:

PELL - Federal Pell Grant

SEOG - Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant

ACG1 - Academic Competitiveness Grant/1st year

ACG2 - Academic Competitiveness Grant/2nd year

UAVB - Unassessed Veterans Benefits

CSEO - CSN SEOG Match Grant

DABG - CSN Direct Aid Book Award

SAGA - CSN Student Access Grant Award

DANG - Silver State Direct Access Need Grant Award   


* - denotes a scholarship award

*MIL - Millennium Scholarship

Scholarship recipients must maintain, at minimum, a CGPA of 3.00 to receive scholarship funds unless otherwise stated by the specific scholarship.

Financial aid applicants who completely withdraw from school while attending CSN are subject to the Federal Return to Title IV Policy.  Federal law requires a mandatory recalculation of financial aid eligibility prorated to reflect the student's actual period of attendance.  This may mean the student has not earned some, or all, of the financial aid paid to him/her.  The amount of assistance earned is determined on a pro-rata basis.  For example, if the aid applicant attended 30% of the payment period of enrollment, the applicant only "earned" 30% of assistance.  The withdrawal date is the official date recorded on the Student Information System (SIS) in which the student began the official withdrawal procedure; or the last date of an academically related activity as determined by CSN. 

Please read the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy for more information regarding completion of degrees or certificates, 90+ credit hours, repeating courses, loan only, and the appeals process.

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