CSN Student Emergency Fund

Our on-campus offices are closed to the public; however, we are still available to assist you. Email questions to Student Life and Leadership: brian.akins@csn.edu. Questions will be answered daily, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m.─5 p.m. Messages left after 4 p.m. will receive a reply the next business day.

Visit our essential student services page for a list of available support services.

Student Emergency Fund

Award Amount - Up to $500 per calendar year awarded as a grant

Eligibility - The emergency fund provides short-term financial assistance to all enrolled degree-seeking students taking three or more credits including all DACA, undocumented and international students. Students will be required to submit appropriate verified documentation along with the emergency fund application. For further details go to Emergency Fund Criteria and Award Protocol.

Application - https://at.csn.edu/documents/student-emergency-fund-application

Contact Us

* The VETS office is working with the VA representatives to determine any impact to VA beneficiaries. The VETS team is available to answer questions via email.  Please Contact Us during normal business hours, Monday through Friday, 8am – 5pm.  You may also contact the regional office at 1-888-442-4551, Monday through Friday from 6am to 3pm, or follow them on social media for updates, https://www.facebook.com/gibillEducation/.

Veterans Education & Transition Services

VET Center works as a liaison between CSN students and the Department of Veterans Affairs to assist veterans and their dependents with their educational benefits and academic needs. The Center not only certifies enrollment, it provides timely and accurate information on VA related issues, as well as a place for our veteran students to socialize and study.

Student Benefits for Veterans include:

  • Assistance with educational benefits application
  • CSN admission assistance
  • Liaison to veteran’s regional office
  • Study location
  • Personal academic counseling
  • Information on local job opportunities
  • Veteran work-study possibilities

Apply for VA Educational Benefits NOW
Whether you are a First Time Applicant or have already been approved for VA Educational Benefits, you can apply here.

Fall 2020 VA Benefits Claims Guide Effective 7/15/2020

New Students (including new Chapter 31, Vocational Rehabilitation students): Please contact us via email.  We will reply with a new student packet you will need to complete along with a list of other documents that must be submitted via email before we can accept your Fall 2020 claim. For Chapter 33, Post 9/11 and Chapter 31, Vocational Rehabilitation, we will not be able to protect your classes until all the documents have been received.

Returning Students not changing their major (including Chapter 31, Vocational Rehabilitation students:  Please file an online claim using the above “Submit Online Claim” link. Your claim will be filed with the major declared to the VA at the time of your previously certified claim.  Chapter 31 - Vocational Rehabilitation students, must have an active E- Authorization on file for us to accept the claim and protect classes.

Returning Students Changing Majors (including Chapter 31, Vocational Rehabilitation students): Please file an online claim using the above “Submit Online Claim” link and make sure to indicate you are changing your major. If you state "Yes" you are changing a major, a VA representative will contact you to discuss your new program.  Please make sure you provide a working phone number and email address to be reached.   Also make sure the correct major is declared in MyCSN.  Chapter 31, Vocational Rehabilitation students, must have an active E-Authorization on file for us to accept the claim and protect classes.

Submit Online Claim
Claim submission to CSN VETS Center for returning students
(This is not the Web Automated Verification of Enrollment (WAVE) verification below)


It can take the VETS Center up to 30 days after the date of submission to report your approved courses to the Department of Veteran Affairs.

These students should consider the following requirements:

Health Sciences Majors: Please make sure you have the correct major declared in MyCSN. Also, it is recommended you visit the www.csn.edu/health website for limited entry requirements, complete an orientation, and meet with an advisor.
Chapter 31, Vocational Rehabilitation students: Please consult with your Vocational Rehabilitation counselor to ensure they generate an E-Authorization for your classes and your books. We will not be able to accept your claim and protect your classes if the VETS office has not received your current E-Authorization.
Resident Course Requirements (Post 9/11 Beneficiaries)


These are various locations of courses you will see listed in the Fall 2020 course listings.  We composed the following quick guide to help you in determining whether that course is reported as Resident or Distance when course planning for your BAH rate.

In-Person - In-person courses are conducted fully in-person in a traditional classroom environment.  We report these to the VA as Resident credit hours.

Web-online - Web-online are courses that are conducted fully-online.  We report these as Distance credit hours.

Web-remote - We use this designation of courses that were originally supposed to be offered in-person but switched to remote location due to COVID-19.  We are authorized by the VA to reports theses courses as Resident until December 2020. 

Hybrid - Hybrid courses require a student to physically come to campus at least once during a semester.  We report these credits as resident.

NOTE: Remedial courses must be taken In-person or Web-remote in order to be certified and they are reported to the VA as Remedial/Deficient Hours and count as in-person courses for BAH considerations.  Examples of remedial courses are MATH 96 and ENG 98.  

Courses listed as "Web-online" will still  be reported as distance hours - so it is important to have at least one In-person, Web-remote, or Hybrid course in Fall 2020 term to receive BAH benefits at the Resident rate related to Chapter 33.