financial aid basics
WHAT AFFECTS MY AID?
Bayramian Hall, first floor
(west of the Oviatt Library)
Monday and Thursday: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Tuesday and Wednesday: 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Monday: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Tuesday and Wednesday: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
(referral slip required from the first-floor financial aid window)
Please be in line at least 30 minutes before closing; hours are subject to change.
Loan Entrance Counseling
If you decide to make loans a part of your college investment, learning how to manage debt is important. To ensure you understand the responsibility and obligation you are assuming prior to receiving a Federal Direct Stafford Loan, the federal government requires you complete Loan Entrance Counseling (LEC). Additionally, CSUN requires that students complete LEC every year. Loan funds will not be disbursed until this requirement is completed.
Go to StudentLoans.gov to complete Loan Entrance Counseling. The university is listed under "California State University, Northridge." Once you have completed LEC, it may take up to five business days for the Financial Aid & Scholarship Department to receive confirmation from the Department of Education.