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Important Financial Aid Dates

Award Year

Disbursement of financial aid is contingent upon you attending all of your classes. If you do not attend and participate in your classes, all or part of your financial aid will be reversed and you may owe the college. If you enroll in all late starting classes, your disbursement will occur closer to the beginning of those courses. You must be meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) for aid to be disbursed. If you submit a SAP Appeal, your classes will not be held prior to any approval of that appeal.

Financial Aid Census Date (Impacts Pell Grants only)

The Pell Grant awards are based on students’ enrollment level (credits taken) on the census date. The census date is when the student’s enrollment is locked. The Pell Grant will be reviewed and adjustments will be made, if necessary, based on the student’s enrollment level. The students who enroll at the beginning of the semester and add courses after the census date should be prepared to pay for additional tuition & fee charges out of pocket.

**Please note: Pell Grant-eligible students who enroll in late-start course(s) for the first time (never before enrolled at CSN for the semester) may still qualify for the Pell Grant. The census date will be based on the date of enrollment or when CSN receives the student’s FAFSA, whichever is later.


2023 - 2024 Academic Year


Fall 2023

Special Circumstances Request Form (2023-2024) Availability
June 1, 2023

Disbursements for Fall Semester begin
First Disbursement Date - August 21, 2023. **Disbursements continue weekly through the end of the semester

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Appeal Submission Deadline
Fall SAP Appeals Due - September 27, 2023.

Census Date
Census Date - September 3, 2023, at 9:00 PM PST (Note: You may still enroll or drop classes up to 12:00 midnight.  However, financial aid will only pay for eligible classes registered by 9:00 PM PST). Additional information on how the Census date impacts the Federal Pell Grant can be found at the top of this page.

60% point for Return of Title IV (R2T4) for the full 16-week term
November 3, 2023.

Please note: students in short-term courses that do not span the entire length of the term will have a different 60% point. In addition, CSN may use the last date of attendance or participation instead of the withdrawal date for online courses.

Degree Guidance Exceptions Deadline
Last day to submit Degree Guidance Exception to Academic Advising - November 3, 2023

LOANS

First loan disbursement for First Time Borrowers
September 27, 2023

Midpoint loan disbursement for fall-only loans
October 25, 2023

Submission Deadline for Fall Only Loan Requests and Academic Year Loan Requests 
November 30, 2023

Spring  2024

Special Circumstances Request Form (2023-2024) Availability
July 1, 2023

Disbursements for Spring Semester begin
First Disbursement Date - January 9, 2024. **Disbursements continue weekly through the end of the semester

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Appeal Submission Deadline
Spring SAP Appeals Due -  Thursday, February 15, 2024.

Census Date
Census Date - January 22, 2024, at 9:00 PM PST (Note: You may still enroll or drop classes up to 12:00 midnight.  However, financial aid will only pay for eligible classes registered by 9:00 PM PST). Additional information on how the Census date impacts the Federal Pell Grant can be found at the top of this page.

60% point for Return of Title IV (R2T4) for the full 16-week term
March 29th, 2024

Please note: students in short-term courses that do not span the entire length of the term will have a different 60% point. In addition, CSN may use the last date of attendance or participation instead of the withdrawal date for online courses.

Degree Guidance Exceptions Deadline
Last day to submit Degree Guidance Exception to Academic Advising - March 29, 2024

LOANS

First loan disbursement for First Time Borrowers
February 16, 2024

Midpoint loan disbursement for spring-only loans
March 21, 2024

Deadline for Spring Loan Request Form Submission
April 26, 2024

Summer 2024

To be announced


2024 - 2025 Academic Year - TBA