Financial Aid Online
The Financial Aid Office is currently working remotely, and our on-campus offices are closed. Students can meet with the Financial Aid Office representatives virtually. CSN's Financial Aid Office uses Microsoft Teams, a video conferencing tool. You can use Teams on your desktop computer, but if you are using a phone or tablet, you will need to download the Microsoft Teams app from the Apple App Store or Google Play. You can view this video if you need assistance accessing Microsoft Teams.
To protect student information, you must show a valid federal or state photo ID that we can view through your camera to discuss your financial aid file. We look forward to meeting you!
If you cannot meet virtually, you can contact the Financial Aid Office by email or call our Call Center at 702-651-4303 during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
If you are looking for financial assistance to further your education, you first need to understand the difference between scholarships and financial aid, both available through the Financial Aid Office.
Scholarships come from non-government sources such as foundations and private donors and may not have financial requirements for eligibility attached to them. To find out what scholarships might be available to you, consult the scholarships page for information and requirements.
Grant aid, on the other hand, comes from federal and state government sources that have specific eligibility requirements. Information about grant aid is listed below.
Federal Pell Grant (Title IV Funds)
Pell Grants are awarded to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor or professional degree. For many students, Pell Grants provide a foundation of financial aid to which other aid may be added. The maximum amount a student may be eligible for varies depending on such factors as allowable cost of attendance, full or part-time enrollment, on or off-campus residence, and in-state or out-of-state residence. Further Information can be found at Federal Pell Grant Program.
Note: The Federal Pell Grant may be awarded year-round however, certain rules apply. Click here to learn more about year-round Pell.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
A Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) is for students with exceptional financial need, that is, students with the lowest Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and gives priority to students who receive Federal Pell Grants. A student may qualify up to $3,000 per year depending on calculated financial aid eligibility. Visit the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Program page for more information.
Other Types of Financial Aid
Grant aid isn’t the only type of Financial Aid. We encourage you to explore our website to learn more about the other types of aid available for students.