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CSN's Nevada Promise Scholarship

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The Nevada Promise Scholarship is a unique scholarship established by the Nevada Legislature for Nevada high school graduates to attend community college. As a last-dollar scholarship, the Nevada Promise Scholarship can cover up to three years of tuition and other mandatory fees not covered by other gift aid.
If you are part of the graduating class of 2024, make sure to apply during the application period (August through October), and keep current with the ongoing eligibility requirements.

2024-2025 Student Eligibility

To qualify, students must either be a continuing Nevada Promise Scholarship recipient beginning with the class of 2020 or a high school graduate from the class of 2024.

To be eligible to receive a Nevada Promise Scholarship, a student must:

  • Be a Nevada resident in accordance with the provisions of Title 4, Chapter 15;
  • Have not previously been awarded an associate degree or bachelor's degree;
  • Have:
    • Obtained a high school diploma from a public or private high school located in Nevada;
    • Obtained a high school diploma from a public high school that is located in a county that borders Nevada and accepts students who are residents of Nevada; or
    • Successfully completed the high school equivalency assessment selected by the State Board of Education pursuant to NRS 390.055 before 20 years of age.
      • A homeschool student may satisfy this eligibility requirement by obtaining a general equivalency diploma or equivalent document (i.e., GED, HiSET, or TASC) no later than June 15, 2024.
  • Meet all program deadlines. (Please review the "Steps to Earn CSN's Nevada Promise Scholarship" section below for a full list.)
  • Enroll in a minimum of 12 semester credit hours in an associate degree program, a bachelor's degree program or a certificate of achievement program for each semester of the school year immediately following the school year in which the student graduates from high school.

Steps to Earn CSN’s Nevada Promise Scholarship

Each step listed below is mandatory. Failure to complete all requirements prior to each deadline will result in loss of eligibility for the Scholarship.

Next Steps Checklist

PDF Version of the Nevada Promise Checklist, that is hyperlinked and allows you to document and track your requirements as they are completed.  
Download and save a copy for yourself on your computer, phone, tablet, etc. to access it anywhere.


Apply for the Nevada Promise Scholarship

Deadline: October 31 -  The Scholarship Application is Closed

The scholarship application is available to the State of Nevada high school graduating class of 2024.

If you have questions, contact Student Recruitment & College Connections.
  • The CSN Admission Application for fall 2024 opens October 1.
  • Students must apply as a degree-seeking student to qualify.
  • CTE, JumpStart, Dual Enrollment, or CSN High School students do not need to reapply for admission to CSN.

Submit the Nevada Promise Mentoring Support Authorization Form

Final Deadline: March 1

The Mentoring Support Authorization form is required to be paired with a mentor. Mentor pairing begins February 21.

  • In addition to this form, to be paired with a mentor, priority is given to students that also:
    • Complete the March 1 requirements
    • Report a minimum of 1 hour of community service
      • Review Step 8 for more details
    • Review step 10 for more details about the mentoring requirement

Complete the CSN Online New Student Orientation

Deadline: March 1

To access the training:

  • Login to GoCSN (go.csn.edu) with your CSN Student username (Your NSHE ID) and password.
  • Select the New Student Orientation Application to begin.
  • Once complete, download and save the training certificate for your records.

Complete the Nevada Promise Training

Deadline: March 1

To access the training:

  • Enter First Name, Last Name, and NSHE ID.
  • Once complete, download and save the training certificate for your records.

Complete the 2024-2025 FAFSA or the Non-FAFSA Filer Declaration Form

Final Deadline: April 1 Extended to May 1

  • 2024-2025 FAFSA Available: December 2023
    • For questions and assistance completing the FAFSA, please email the CSN Financial Aid Office at FAFSA@csn.edu.
    • DACA students are required to complete the 2024-2025 FAFSA
  • For assistance, register for a FAFSA Workshop

Students not eligible to complete a 2024-2025 FAFSA must complete and submit the Non-FAFSA Filer Declaration no later than May 1.

Students with less than six previously completed CSN credits must take placement tests for Math and English or submit valid (less than two years old) ACT or SAT scores for course placement.
  • Placement testing/test score submission must be completed prior to meeting with an Academic Advisor.
  • Fall 2024 Academic Advising appointments open mid-April.

Meet with an Academic Advisor & Register for Classes

It is recommended the fall schedule is finalized on or before August 1.

Academic Advising appointments open mid-April

Register for a minimum of 12-credit, that are required for your certificate or degree program at CSN for the fall semester.

  • Waitlisted classes do not count toward the 12-credit enrollment requirement for the Nevada Promise Scholarship.
  • Financial Aid can only be awarded to eligible students enrolled in a minimum of 12 credits applicable to their degree.

Report Community Service Hours

Deadline: May 1
Required: 8 Hours 
Eligible Service Hour Dates: June 1, 2023 - May 1, 2024

Visit Nevada Promise Community Service page for more information.

  • Service hours must be reported using the NV Promise Community Service webform.
  • Additional documentation should be kept by the student, by using the NV Promise Volunteer Timesheet or the service organization’s volunteer tracking system.
  • A signature from the service organization is only required if the organization does not provide an official method of tracking and recording service activities.

Note: All community service submissions will be reviewed for compliance before applying the activity to the student record.  The Nevada Promise team will notify the students if their service activity does not fall within the guidelines of the Nevada Promise Scholarship. Eligible service activity guidelines are listed on the Nevada Promise Community Service page.


Complete the Financial Aid Verification Process

(Only if selected for verification)

Deadline: July 1

  • To determine if you were selected for FAFSA Verification
    • Review your MyCSN To Do List for a verification alert
    • Review your email for emails from Verification Gateway/Inceptia
  • Contact the Financial Aid Office for assistance702.651.4303

Meet with your Assigned Mentor

Deadline: July 1

You are required to meet with an assigned mentor at least once by the deadline.

  • Mentor pairing will begin February 21.
    • To be paired with a mentor you must complete steps #1-4.
    • Students that report at least 1 hour of community service and complete steps 1 – 4 will be paired with a mentor first.
    • Mentor assignments will be distributed via email.

Last Mentor pairing will take place on May 1.

All dates are subject to change.

Nevada Promise Scholarship Award Details

Award Details

As a last-dollar scholarship, the Nevada Promise Scholarship can cover up to three years of tuition and other mandatory fees not covered by other gift aid.

Please review CSN Cost of Attendance for additional details.

Gift aid is defined as a Federal Pell Grant, a Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), a Silver State Opportunity Grant (SSOG), or a Governor Guinn Millennium Scholarship (GGMS).

Nevada Promise Scholarship Awards Process
  • NV Promise is last-dollar and is the last item awarded; but only if you still have a remaining balance due towards mandatory fees.
  • What to look for:
    • Before the semester's payment deadline, you will see a Protection from Enrollment Cancellation Hold in MyCSN.
      • The hold will keep you in your classes and allows Financial Aid time to finish their process.
    • If you are Promise Eligible and do not see the hold by the semester payment deadline, please contact our office as soon as possible.

Scholarship Funding and Renewal

Scholarship Funding

The Nevada Promise Scholarship is a state funded program. Awards are contingent on available funding. If sufficient funds are not available to all eligible students, scholarships will be awarded based on the following priorities:

  • First, students who have received the award in previous academic years, on a first-come, first-served basis, based on the FAFSA completion date.
  • Second, students who would be receiving the award for the first time on a first-come, first-served basis based on the FAFSA completion date.
Scholarship Renewal

To qualify for a Nevada Promise Scholarship renewal, you must:

  • Meet all 2022-2023 eligibility requirements.  
    • Students who failed to meet any 2022-2023 eligibility requirements are not eligible for renewal.
  • Meet all program requirements and deadlines.
  • Be enrolled in at least 12 eligible semester credits hours:
    • In an associate degree program, or a certificate of achievement program eligible for financial aid at CSN for the fall and spring semester.
    • If you are scheduled to graduate and have less than 12 credits remaining the for the semester, submit a Nevada Promise Scholarship Appeal for approval to take less than 12 credits.
  • Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress as defined by CSN’s Financial Aid Office.

And you must not:

  • Have earned a prior associate or bachelor’s degree.

For more information on how to renew the Nevada Promise Scholarship, visit the Scholarship Award Renewal page.

Scholarship Appeal Process & Request for Leave of Absence

An appeal and request for a leave of absence process is available to Nevada Promise Scholarship students for the following reasons:

  • Missed deadline or late completion of one or more Nevada Promise Scholarship requirements
  • Enroll in less than 12 credits for a semester
    • Students working with CSN’s Disability Resource Center who are unable to enroll full time
    • Students in their last semester before graduating and have less than 12 credits remaining
  • Leave of Absence due to personal, medical, religious, etc. reasons
    • Students must be eligible for the scholarship before taking an approved leave of absence

Nevada Promise Scholarship Appeal for Eligibility or Leave of Absence

To access the appeal form, please use the following information:
  • Username: YourNSHEID@student.csn.edu
  • Password: Your GoCSN Password

Remember to include a personal statement and supporting documentation with your appeal.

CSN Nevada Promise Contact by HS

CSN Nevada Promise Contact - Henderson Campus

Roberta Palomo, Manager - Mentoring Services

Phone: 702.651.4244
Email: promiseHN@csn.edu

American Heritage AcademyEast Career and Technical AcademyNV Learning Academy at CCSD
Basic Academy of International StudiesExplore Knowledge AcademyNV State HS - Henderson Downtown
Boulder City HSFoothill HSNV State HS - Henderson
Calvary Chapel Green Valley  Christian AcademyGreen Valley Christian SchoolNevada Virtual Academy
Champions at Nevada Rise and Nevada PrepGreen Valley HSOasis Christian Academy - Basketball Academy
Chaparral HSHelen J Stewart SchoolParadise Christian Academy
CSN High School SouthInternational Virtual Learning AcademyPinecrest Academy - Cadence
Coral Academy of Science - Las VegasJohn F. Miller SchoolPinecrest Academy - Sloan Canyon
Coronado HSLake Mead Christian AcademySandy Valley HS
Cowan Academic Center J-SHSLaughlin HSSilverado HS
Cowan Sunset HSLiberty HSSoutheast Career and Technical Academy
Del Sol Academy of the Performing ArtsMontessori Visions Academy CCSDSports Leadership and Management Academy of Nevada (SLAM)
CSN Nevada Promise Contact - North Las Vegas Campus

Natalie Lorenzano, Coordinator - Mentoring Services

Phone: 702.651.2878
Email: promiseNLV@csn.edu

Acceleration AcademyFounders Academy of Las VegasMountain View Christian School
Area Technical Trade Center HSGED / HS EquivalencyNevada Prep Charter School
Canyon Springs HS and the Leadership and Law Preparatory AcademyGlobal Community HSRancho HS
Champions at Coral Academy of Science - Nellis AFB CampusInnovations International Charter School of NevadaShadow Ridge HS
Cheyenne HSJeffrey Behavior J-SHSSomerset Academy - Losee Campus
College of Southern Nevada HS - EastLas Vegas HSSomerset Academy of Las Vegas - Lone Mountain Campus
Cristo Rey St. Viator College Prep HSLegacy HSSomerset Academy of Las Vegas - Sky Pointe Campus
Delta AcademyMiley Achievement CenterSunrise Mountain HS
Democracy Prep at Agassi HSMission HSValley HS
Desert Pines HSMoapa Valley HSVariety J-SHS
Desert Rose Adult HSMojave HSVeterans Tribute Career Technical Academy
Eldorado HSMorris Behavior J-SHSVirgin Valley HS
Equipo AcademyMorris Sunset East HS
CSN Nevada Promise Contact - West Charleston Campus

Eliana Martinez, Coordinator - Mentoring Services

Phone: 702.651.7958
Email: promiseWC@csn.edu

Adelson Educational CampusEd W. Clark HSOdyssey Charter Schools of Nevada
Advanced Technologies AcademyFaith Lutheran HSP.A. Owens Christian Academy
Amplus AcademyFar West AcademyPahrump Valley HS
Applied Scholastics AcademyImagine Schools 100 Academy of Excellence SecondaryPalo Verde HS
Arbor View HSLas Vegas Academy of the ArtsPathways HS
Beacon Academy of NevadaLas Vegas Junior AcademyPeterson Center
Bishop Gorman HSLeadership Academy of NevadaSierra Vista HS
Bonanza HSLiberty Baptist AcademySouth Academic Center
Burk Horizon/SW Sunset HSLone Mountain AcademySouthwest Behavior J-SHS
Calvary Chapel Christian SchoolMeadows SchoolSouthwest Career and Technical Academy
Centennial HSMesivta of Las VegasSpring Mountain J-SHS
Cimarron Memorial HSMontevista AcademySpring Valley Christian Academy
College of Southern Nevada HS - WestNevada State HSSpring Valley HS
Desert Oasis HSNevada State HS - DowntownTrinity International Schools
Desert Torah AcademyNevada State HS - Northwest Azure Dr.West Career and Technical Academy
Discovery Charter School - HillpointeNevada State HS - SouthwestWest Preparatory Academy at Charles I. West Hall
Doral Academy - Fire MesaNevada State HS - SummerlinWestern HS
Doral Academy - Red RockNew Horizon AcademyWord of Life Christian Academy
Durango HSNorthwest Career and Technical Academy