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Financial Aid - Check Course Eligibility

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Steps to Check your Course Eligibility

Financial Aid can only pay for classes that are required for the successful completion of your declared degree.  We suggest that students check their course eligibility regularly.  You can do this by following these steps.

  1. Log into your MyCSN portal.

  2. Under the FINANCES section, go to the View Financial Aid hyperlink and click it.
    Screenshot of MYCSN Finances screen with arrow pointing to View Financial Aid.

  3. You will see the Select Aid Year to View screen. Select the current financial aid/academic year.
    Screenshot of MYCSN screen with arrow pointing to 2020 aid year.

  4. Under the specific term (semester), you will see a View Course Eligibility hyperlink.
    Screenshot of MYCSN Term screen with arrow pointing to View Course Eligibility.

  5. The View Course Eligibility link will show what courses are considered eligible or ineligible.
    Screenshot of Ineligible Courses.
    The Fin Aid Eligible Units should reflect the number of credits for the course you have enrolled into.  If a course is not eligible, it will show 0.00. If the Fin Aid Eligible Units are less than the total credit hours for a class (e.g., only 2 credits out of 3 credits are eligible, it will show that number).
    Screenshot of Eligible Financial Aid Courses

    If one or more of your classes do not count towards your declared degree, it could be because:

    • The requirements have been satisfied by prior credits
    • The course is not required for your degree
    • Repeating a previously passed course (with a grade of D- through A)

    If you believe that your courses should be eligible for financial aid, please contact an academic advisor or counselor.

    If you have already received a letter indicating that one or more of your classes are not eligible for financial aid, please follow the directions and complete the appeal form.