Silver State Opportunity Grant

The College of Southern Nevada is excited to share information regarding the Silver State Opportunity Grant. This exciting new financial aid program was created during the 2015 legislative session and is designed specifically for community college and state college students. It is Nevada's first grant that offers financial aid based upon need rather than academic achievementdesigned to assist you in completing your degree in the shortest timeframe.

To be eligible for this program you must meet the following criteria:
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Enroll in at least 15 credit hours leading towards your program of study each semester of the award
  • Be enrolled in a program of study leading to a degree or certificate
  • Be placed into college-level English and mathematics in accordance with Board of Regents policies
  • Be classified as a resident in accordance with Board of Regents policies
Since you have already completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form, you have met the financial need requirement of the grant. However, you are currently enrolled in less than 15 credit hours. In reviewing your financial aid status, should you qualify for this program, by increasing the number of credits enrolled in your degree or certificate program, you will be eligible to receive an additional financial assistance award. However, you must be enrolled in at least 15 credits to be considered.
 
To retain eligibility from the fall to the spring semester, you must successfully complete all 15 credits in which you are enrolled leading to a degree or certificate, maintain at least a 2.0 cumulative institutional GPA and meet institutional financial aid satisfactory progress requirements.
 
We know that you face many challenges while attending college and hope that this grant will help with the cost of attending the College of Southern Nevada.
 
Please act fast as funding is limited!
 
If you have any questions, please contact the CSN Financial Aid Call Center at 702-651-4303 and ask for the Silver State Opportunity Grant!