FINANCIAL AID

2014-2015 Forms and Documents

Select a section to view a list of financial aid forms and documents for fall 2014, spring 2015 and summer 2015.

Loan Documents

Federal Direct Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS) Request Form 2014-2015
Submit this form to apply for the federal direct parent loan for undergraduate students (PLUS).

Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan Request Form 2014-2015
Submit this form if you're a graduate student and wish to apply for the federal direct graduate PLUS loan.

Federal Direct Stafford Loan Request 2014-2015
Do not submit this form if you’re able to accept your Stafford loan online (see the loan acceptance tutorial). 

Private Education Loan Applicant Self-Certification
If you have applied for a private education loan, you may have to submit this form directly to your lender.

Income Appeal Forms

Parent Income Appeal Form
Parents of dependent students may file an income appeal if the 2014 parent income is drastically less than the 2013 income due to an unusual & extenuating circumstance.  Review of appeals may take up to 12 weeks to process. Students are only allowed one approved appeal during their undergraduate or graduate career at CSUN.  

Deadline to file an appeal

  • Dec. 5, 2014, if you are attending Fall 2014 term only
  • April 24, 2015, if you are attending the fall 2014 and spring 2015 term

Student Income Appeal Form
Students may file an income appeal if the 2014 calendar year income is drastically less than the 2013 income due to an unusual circumstance, such as loss of employment, change in marital status or natural disaster. Review of appeals may take up to 12 weeks to process. Students are only allowed one approved appeal during their undergraduate or graduate career at CSUN. 

Deadline to file an appeal

  • Dec. 5, 2014, if you are attending the fall 2014 term only
  • April 24, 2015, if you are attending the fall 2014 and spring 2015 terms

Cost of Attendance Appeal Form
Students may submit a cost of attendance increase appeal if the student or parent has high out-of-pocket expenses for:

  • Unreimbursed medical and/or dental expenses 
  • Elementary or secondary school tuition 
  • Transportation related to a student’s long-distance commute (at least 25 miles one way) from home to school
  • A one-time allowable computer purchase

Deadline to file an appeal

  • Dec. 5, 2014, if you are attending Fall 2014 term only
  • April 24, 2015, if you are attending the fall 2014 and spring 2015 term

 

Other Forms and Documents

Authorization to Release Information
Submit this form to authorize the Financial Aid & Scholarship Department to release student or parent information to a third party. This form must be completed every year. 

Confirmation of Update to Citizenship 2014-2015
Submit this form to confirm that you have updated your U.S. citizenship status with the Social Security Administration. You must also present, in person, to the Financial Aid & Scholarship Department your original citizenship document as proof of your U.S. citizenship status. Do not send original citizenship documents by mail.  For additional information, refer to How to Submit Proof of U.S. Citizenship guide.

Conflicting Parent Marital-Tax Filing Status Work Sheet 2014-2015
Parents of dependent students must submit this form when it is requested by the Financial Aid & Scholarship Department. Log in to the myNorthridge Portal, go to the SOLAR Student Center, and review your To-Do List to see if the form is requested.

Conflicting Student Marital-Tax Filing Status Work Sheet 2014-2015
Independent students must submit this form when requested by the Financial Aid & Scholarship Department. Log in to the myNorthridge Portal, go to the SOLAR Student Center, and review your To-Do List to see if the form is requested.

Dependent Student Verification Work Sheet 2014-2015
Parents and dependent students must submit this form when it is requested by the Financial Aid & Scholarship Department. Log in to the myNorthridge Portal, go to the SOLAR Student Center and review your To-Do List to see if the form is requested. 

Independent Student Verification Work Sheet 2014-2015
Independent students must submit this form when it is requested by the Financial Aid & Scholarship Department. Log in to the myNorthridge Portal, go to the SOLAR Student Center and review your To-Do List to see if the form is requested.

Housing Update Form 2014-2015
Submit this form if your housing status changes.

Status Change Notification Form 2014-2015
Submit this form if your enrollment status changes.

Verification of Dependents Other than a Child or Spouse Form 2014-2015
Refer to your To-Do List request letter if you don't know whether to submit this form. The Financial Aid & Scholarship Department will request it if it's required. Refer to the Verification Guide for additional information.

Selective Service Registration 2014-2015
Submit this form to notify the Financial Aid & Scholarship Department of your Selective Service registration status. Male students between the ages of 18 and 25 are required to register with Selective Service before financial aid eligibility can be determined. You must attach proof of your Selective Service registration or proof of your exemption status. Log in to the myNorthridge Portal, go to the SOLAR Student Center and review your To-Do List to see if the form is requested.  For additional information, refer to How to Submit Proof of Selective Service Registration guide.

Statement of Educational Purpose 2014-2015
Submit this form so that the Financial Aid & Scholarship Department can verify your identity and collect a statement of educational purpose as required by the U.S. Department of Education. You must appear in person at the Financial Aid & Scholarship Department, present a valid government-issued photo ID and sign a statement of educational purpose attesting that the federal financial assistance you receive will be used for educational purposes only. If you are unable to appear in person, you must sign the statement, have a notary public sign it to confirm that you appeared and presented the ID confirming your identity, and submit it with a copy of your ID.