FINANCIAL AID

2021-2022 Forms and Documents

Select a section to view a list of financial aid forms and documents for Fall 2021, Spring 2022 and Summer 2022.

Loan Documents

Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan Request Form
Submit this form to apply for the federal direct parent loan for undergraduate students (PLUS). For information about this parent loan program, go to https://www.csun.edu/financialaid/federal-plus-loan (Do not submit this form until you have been awarded your financial aid)   

2021-2022 Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan Request Form

Submit this form to apply for the federal direct PLUS loan for Graduate students. You can access this form by logging into the myNorthridge portal and going to the Financial Matters tab and complete the electronic form.  Note - Your request will not be processed until you are enrolled at least half time. It may take up to 4 weeks for this request to be processed.

2021-2022 Federal Direct Loan Request Form

DO NOT use this form if you can accept your Direct Loan online (see How to Accept a Loan Tutorial)

To access this form, log into the myNorthridge portal and submit the Federal Direct Loan Request Form on the Financial Matters tab and complete the electronic form.  Note - Your request will not be processed until you are enrolled at least half time. It may take up to 4 weeks for this request to be processed.

Appeals/Special Circumstances Forms

Income Appeal Form
Submit this form to apply for an income appeal for the 2021-2022 academic year.  You must attach a signed statement documenting your unusual circumstance in order for the appeal to be reviewed.

Cost of Attendance Increase Appeal Form
Submit this form to apply for an increase to your Cost of attendance for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Note: Please do not submit an appeal if the following applies to you. Submitting an appeal will NOT change your aid eligibility:

  • Your 2021-2022 FAFSA Expected Family Contribution (EFC) is $0.
  • You are a 2nd BA degree student who has been offered $5,500 in a Federal Direct Subsidized Loan.
  • You are a 2nd Credential student, or are enrolled in an Intern Credential program and were offered$5,500 in a Federal Direct Subsidized Loan.
  • You are a Master’s degree student.
  • You are a Master’s degree student and you have been awarded a State University Grant.

Other Forms and Documents

2021-2022 Verification of Non-filing 
Submit this form if we have requested you/spouse/parent to submit a 2019 verification of non-filing from the IRS and you have not been able to obtain that verification from the IRS or any tax authority.

2021-2022 Status Change Notification Form
Submit this form to report enrollment status changes for fall and/or spring term. You can access this form by logging into the myNorthridge portal and going to the Financial Matters tab.  Log in and complete the electronic Status Change Notification.  It may take up to 4 weeks for this request to be processed.

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

2021-2022 Confirmation of Update to Citizenship
Submit this form to confirm your U.S. citizenship status. You must submit this form along with a copy of your 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.

2021-2022 Confirmation of Eligible Noncitizen Status  
Submit this form to confirm you are in an eligible noncitizen immigration status for financial aid purposes. Do not submit original immigration status documents by mail.  For additional information, refer to How to Submit Proof of Eligible Noncitizen Status guide.

2021-2022 Selective Service Registration  
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.

2021-2022 Statement of Educational Purpose
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. To safeguard our students and support virtual services, we have temporarily waived the requirement for you to present your unexpired valid government-issued photo identification (ID) in person or to have this form notarized. You have the option to mail a copy of your unexpired valid government-issued photo identification (ID) and this form to the Financial Aid & Scholarship Department, upload the documents or fax them to 1-818-677-6787. Follow instructions on the Financial Aid and Scholarship home page for instructions on submitting completed forms.

Government ID Affidavit
Submit this form if unable to present proof of your eligible noncitizen document(s) 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.  Follow the instructions on the  Financial Aid and Scholarship home page for submitting completed forms.