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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 2023, make sure to apply during the application period (August through October), and keep current on the ongoing application steps.

2023-2024 Student Eligibility

To qualify, students must either be a continuing Nevada Promise Scholarship recipient beginning with the class of 2019 or a high school graduate from the class of 2023.

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, 2023.
  • 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.


Apply for the Nevada Promise Scholarship

Deadline: October 31  - The 2023-2024 Scholarship Application is Closed

The scholarship application is available to the State of Nevada high school graduating class of 2023.
Preferred Deadline: December 1

If you have questions, contact Student Recruitment & College Connections.
  • The CSN Admission Application for fall 2023 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 to CSN.

Submit the Nevada Promise Mentoring Support Authorization Form

Preferred Deadline: January 1
Final Deadline: March 1

The Mentoring Support Authorization form is required to be paired with a mentor.

  • In addition to this form, student must also:
    • Complete the March 1 requirements
    • Report a minimum of 4 hours of community service
      • Review Step 9 for more details
    • Review step 10 for more details about the mentoring requirement

Complete the 2023-2024 FAFSA

Final Deadline: March 1
Preferred Deadline: January 1

  • 2023-2024 FAFSA Available: October 1
  • 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 2023-2024 FAFSA

Students not eligible to complete a 2023-2024 FAFSA must complete and submit the Non-FAFSA Filer Declaration no later than March 1.


Complete the Nevada Promise Mandatory Training

Deadline: March 1
Preferred Deadline: January 1 

The required training includes:

  • CSN Online New Student Orientation
  • Nevada Promise Training

To access the training:

  • Login to GoCSN (go.csn.edu) with your CSN Student username and password.
  • Select the New Student Orientation Application to begin.
  • Once complete, download and save both training certificates for your records.
Preferred  Deadline: March 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 2023 Academic Advising appointments open mid-April.

Complete the Financial Aid Verification Process

(Only if selected for verification)

Deadline: June 1


Meet with an Academic Advisor & Register for Classes

Preferred Deadline: 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: June 1
Required: 8 Hours 
Eligible Service Hour Dates: June 1, 2022 - June 1, 2023

Visit our Nevada Promise Community Service page for more information.


Meet with your Assigned Mentor

Deadline: June 1

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

  • Mentor pairing will begin after March 1.
  • The Mentoring Support Authorization form is required in order to be paired with a mentor.
  • To be eligible for a mentor after February 1, do the following by January 1:
    • Submit the Mentoring Support Authorization form
    • Complete the March 1 requirements
    • Report a minimum of 4 hours of community service
  • Last Mentor pairing will take place on April 1.

All dates are subject to change.

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).

Scholarship Funding and Renewal

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.

Students working with CSN’s Disability Resource Center who are unable to enroll full time should submit the Nevada Promise Scholarship Appeal form to the CSN Financial Aid Office. Students considering an appeal should be aware that funding is limited, and there is a possibility that your request may be denied solely due to a lack of funding.