Outside Links

These outside resources will help navigate your financial aid journey. Take a look at the links for further assistance.

Federal and State Websites

Federal and state financial aid information

List of website links
CSACThe California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) administers the state of California's financial aid programs including Cal Grants and the Board of Governors Fee Waiver. If you have questions about the state financial aid programs, contact CSAC at 888-CA-GRANT (888-224-7268), or visit their website.
ED.govThe U.S. Department of Education's PIN website allows a student to register for a PIN code. The PIN code can be used to access a variety of federal aid websites. For example, your PIN code can be used in place of a signature for the online FAFSA, or it can be used to access your student loan records with the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS). You can contact PIN customer service at 800-801-0576 or TTY 800-511-5806.
FAFSACompleting your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online can save you approximately two weeks of processing time. If you have general or technical questions about FAFSA on the Web, you can call 800-801-0576 for assistance.
FSAThe U.S. Department of Education administers federal financial aid programs for college students. You can obtain information about federal aid programs through this website or by calling the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 800-4-FED-AID (800-433-3243).
IRSThe Internal Revenue Service website offers a plethora of information regarding income tax law, forms, publications and other related topics. The website is especially useful for downloading necessary forms during tax filing season.
NASFAAThe National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) is an online resource available to students, parents and high school counselors. Topics covered include availability of aid, eligibility, how to reduce college costs, and other information important financial aid information.
NSLDSThe U.S. Department of Education's National Student Loan Data System allows a student to view information about federal financial aid they have received at all colleges attended. In order to access your information, you will need to register for a PIN. For questions about a loan or grant, or for technical support, contact the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 800-4-FED-AID (800-433-3243) or TDD 800-730-8913.
Selective ServiceThe Selective Service website allows you to register online. Registration is mandatory for almost all males between the ages of 18 and 25, and those required to do so must register before receiving any form of federal or state financial aid. If you have questions regarding the Selective Service, contact them at 847-688-6888.
SEVPThe Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) acts as the bridge for varied government organizations that have an interest in information related to foreign students.

Other Websites

Financial aid information

List of website links
Logo for CollegeBoard.comThe College Board is a not-for-profit membership association committed to bringing students closer to college opportunity and success.
Logo for EduPASS!EduPASS! contains information for students from other countries who plan to study at a college or university in the U.S.
Logo for Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) is designed to improve access and retention of low-income and educationally disadvantaged students. The program provides admission, academic and financial assistance to EOP-eligible undergraduate students.
Logo for FinAid!Finaid! Contains many links to free scholarship searches, universities and other organizations related to higher education.
Logo for My Student CenterMy Student Center is an online service offered by the National Student Clearinghouse. Use this website to track the holder or owner of your student loans.
Logo for Mapping Your FutureMapping Your Future's vision is to be the leading collaborative provider of free information and services for schools, students and families as they consider college, financial aid, careers and financial literacy options.
Voter RegistrationExercise your right to vote. You are eligible to vote if:
  • you are a United States citizen.
  • you are a resident of California.
  • you are at least 18 years of age.
  • you are not in prison or on parole for conviction of a felony.
  • you have not been judged by a court to be mentally incompetent to register and vote.
Logo for Peterson'sPeterson's publishes a variety of books on college and financing your education. Their website expands on that information.
Logo for The Princeton ReviewThe Princeton Review helps students, parents and educators achieve the most at all stages of their educational careers.
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Logo for The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program at CSUN provides free information and tax preparation for low-income taxpayers.