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.

CSN HEERF Student Emergency Grant

This grant is available to students who were enrolled at CSN at any time between March 13, 2020, and spring 2022. Students in either credit or non-credit (e.g., Department of Workforce and Economic Development) classes are eligible. The one-time grant may be awarded for up to $1,500 per student on a first-come, first-served basis. The application window closes May 15, 2022.

The grant application is no longer available due to funding being exhausted.

If you and your family have been impacted financially (due to COVID-19 or other circumstances), click here to learn how we can help.

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). If you prefer a mobile app, the FAFSA can be completed on the myStudentAid app, available on the App Store (iOS) or on Google Play (Android).

CSN uses your FAFSA information to determine your federal aid eligibility. Please be sure to 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.

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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

Financial Aid Dates Calendar

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DateTitle Content
1/11/2022Financial Aid Disbursements BeginDisbursements continue weekly throughout the semester, learn more about disbursements here.
1/24/2022Census Date : Jan 24th at 9:00 PM PST

Census date applies to certain grant aid in which the Financial Aid Office determines the final award of your grant for the semester based on your enrollment level on that day.

2/15/2022Deadline for 2022-2023 CSN Foundation Scholarship ApplicationsFebruary 15th is the last day to apply for the 2022-2023 CSN Foundation scholarships. Please note: this date is contingent on funding still being available.
2/18/2022First-Time Borrower DisbursementFirst-time direct loan borrowers are subject to a 30-day delay of their first loan disbursement. The first scheduled disbursement date for first-time borrowers is February 18, 2022.
3/17/2022Second Scheduled Loan Disbursement

Federal Direct Loans that are processed for the spring term only will have their second disbursement occur on or after March 17, 2022. Please note: if you are enrolled in only late-starting courses, disbursements may be held until up-to or after the start date of those courses.

3/25/2022Degree Mod Exception Appeals Deadline

If Financial Aid determines one or more courses are not required for your program, you must submit an appeal completed by your Academic Advisor. Check your MyCSN Communication Center for these two notifications from our office.

  • Credit Balance Authorization – Accepting or Declining this Acknowledgement is required
  • FA Degree Guidance – Provides instructions on how to appeal courses
4/29/2022Loan Request DeadlineLast day to submit a spring loan request. The typical processing time for a loan request is 2-4 weeks.


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. Response times may reach 3-5 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