Financial Aid Online
While our on-campus offices are closed to the public; we would like to offer students that wish to meet with a Financial Aid Office representative an option. Please be aware that students must be able to show a valid federal or state photo ID that we can view through your camera for any discussions regarding your financial aid file.
Wait times may vary to meet with a Financial Aid representative, by submitting the FA Online Request, you are sending a request to meet as soon as possible. Our virtual hours are 8:00am to 4:00pm Monday through Friday. Any requests sent after 4:00pm cannot be accommodated and you will NOT receive a response from our office (we accept only same day appointments). If all appointments have been filled and we can no longer accept appointments PRIOR to 4:00pm, you will receive a reply declining your request.
CSN uses WebEx Meetings (a video conferencing tool that allows our staff to meet you online). It is a great way to meet face-to-face and you can utilize it both as a desktop or mobile application. Please download the Webex Meetings app that fits your needs.
Please click FA Online Request to request an online appointment with a financial aid representative. Financial aid staff is available by email and by phone during regular business hours, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 702-651-4303. Some of your questions may be answered in our online FAQs.
Scholarship Search Engines
Helpful Scholarship Tips
If it seems too good to be true… Unfortunately, there are many offers made to graduating high school seniors and enrolled college students from scholarship search companies that may sometimes resort to fraudulent and deceptive marketing practices.
Use caution when you see suggestive techniques such as:
- The scholarship is guaranteed or your money back.
- You can't get this information anywhere else.
- I just need your credit card or bank account to hold the scholarship for you.
- We will do all the work for you.
- The scholarship will cost a small service fee.
- You have been selected by some foundation or you are a finalist to something you did not remember entering.
- If you delay, you will miss out on a wonderful opportunity unless you act now.
The Federal Trade Commission receives complaints each year and estimates that as many as 200 scholarship search companies may be unscrupulous, according to an article that appeared in The Washington Post.
Check Companies Out:
Families are encouraged to thoroughly check out the companies that have made offers to sell you scholarship services. Use these resources available to you as a consumer to make informed decisions:
- Your local Better Business Bureau
- The Federal Trade Commission
- The National Fraud Information Center
- Your state Attorney General's Office
- The U.S. Department of Education Office of the Inspector General
- An Internet search engine; query the company name online and see what you find