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Tuition & Financial Aid

Paying for a college education can be challenging. That’s where CSN's Financial Aid Office comes in. We invite you to browse the resources on this page to learn more about the various financial aid options available to you.

Although navigating the financial aid process can seem daunting at times, we’re here to help you through it and get you started on your journey to achieve a higher education.

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The 2024–25 FAFSA® form will be available by December 31, 2023 this year.

The 2024-25 FAFSA has been simplified to make it easier and more accessible for students and families. Some of the main changes include:

  • The new FAFSA has less than 50 questions, compared to over 100 in the old version.
  • Your FAFSA data will be used to calculate a Student Aid Index (SAI).
  • The Student Aid Index (SAI) is an eligibility index number that CSN’s Office of Financial Aid will use to determine how much federal student aid the student would receive. The SAI replaces the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) that used to be calculated from FAFSA data.
  • You, and your spouse/parents/stepparents must consent to an IRS income data transfer.
  • The 2024-25 FAFSA application period begins in December 2023 instead of October to accommodate changes to the federal processing systems.  We expect this delay to be a temporary change that will only affect the 2024-25 academic year. The FAFSA will open again in October for the 2025-26 academic year.
  • The signing process for the new 2024/25 FAFSA will differ from previous years. Anyone required to complete the FAFSA will have to have their own FSA ID and will be required to sign digitally.

These changes are expected to make the FAFSA process simpler, faster, and more equitable for millions of students who need financial help to pay for college. For more information, visit the Federal Student Aid website: studentaid.gov.

How to Apply for Aid

Students can apply for financial aid like grants or student loans using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

CSN uses your FAFSA information to determine your federal aid eligibility. Please list CSN in the School Selection portion of the FAFSA. Our Federal School Code is 010362.

These FAFSA videos provide quick easy help with the financial aid application process.

Additional assistance can be found by - reviewing How Financial Aid Works.

FAFSA Information Sessions scheduled for December 2023.

Need assistance completing the FAFSA? FAFSA Workshops are resuming in January 2024.

Click here for more information: FAFSA Info Sessions & Workshops.

How to Check Your Financial Aid Status

After you have successfully submitted your FAFSA you can check on the status of your financial aid in your MyCSN. To do so;

  1. Login to your MyCSN Student Center from the GoCSN Portal
  2. Check all recent messages in your Communication Center
  3. Address any items listed in your To-Do List
  4. Ensure you have no negative Holds
  5. Select “View Financial Aid” under Finances
  6. Select the Aid Year you wish to view
  7. Accept/Decline Awards as applicable


In-Person (Recommended Option)
Office Hours:
– Friday   8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

CSN Financial Aid Call Center
Phone: 702-651-4303
Call Center Hours:  
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Email Us
You may email us general questions. Currently, an expected response time is 5-7 business days
Note: Please include your NSHE id number

Virtual Appointments
Our office offers limited hours to assist students virtually using MS Teams.
Schedule a virtual appointment