Financial Aid Online

The Financial Aid Office is currently working remotely, and our on-campus offices are closed. Students can meet with the Financial Aid Office representatives virtually. CSN's Financial Aid Office uses Microsoft Teams, a video conferencing tool. You can use Teams on your desktop computer, but if you are using a phone or tablet, you will need to download the Microsoft Teams app from the Apple App Store or Google Play. You can view this video if you need assistance accessing Microsoft Teams.

To protect student information, you must show a valid federal or state photo ID that we can view through your camera to discuss your financial aid file. We look forward to meeting you!


If you cannot meet virtually, you can contact the Financial Aid Office by email or call our Call Center at 702-651-4303 during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Information   Welcome to Inceptia- Verification Gateway

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Federal Verification Process


We are pleased to announce we have established a partnership with Inceptia to expedite the federal verification process for the College of Southern Nevada. Verification Gateway (VG) from Inceptia is an online portal to guide students and parents through verification.

If your FAFSA application is selected for verification by the U.S Department of Education, you will receive an email from Inceptia (Verification Gateway), or a postcard from Inceptia, containing the College of Southern Nevada’s unique website link to start the verification process.

We encourage you to begin the verification process within 7 days of receiving notification from Verification Gateway to ensure you receive your financial aid in time for payments. Failure to complete the verification process could result in the delay or denial of your financial aid.


Follow these steps to complete your verification


  • Access our school’s unique website link in the email from Inceptia or in the next section below.
  • Create your account and choose preferences for text messages and e-signatures.
  • Complete your Task List.
  • Confirm your signature and review your information.
  • Sign your account.

*If you are a dependent student, your parent also needs to create their own account and complete each of these steps.


Verification Gateway Links and Deadlines for College of Southern Nevada


2020-2021 FAFSA (Fall 2020 - Summer 2021)

Federal Verification: The deadline for submitting these documents is August 13, 2021.


2021-2022 FAFSA (Fall 2021- Summer 2022)

Federal Verification: The deadline for submitting these documents is August 13, 2022.



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Questions about the verification process?

Contact Inceptia, Monday through Friday 8 am – 7 pm Central at 888.374.8427 or visit their webpage for additional information.


About Inceptia

Inceptia, a division of National Student Loan Program (NSLP), is a nonprofit organization committed to offering effective and uncomplicated solutions in financial aid management, default prevention, and financial education. Our mission is to support schools as they launch brilliant futures for students, armed with the knowledge to become financially responsible citizens. Learn more at



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