Policy for listing resources on the Financial Aid & Scholarship Department website
The department receives many requests to list resources on the Financial Aid & Scholarship Department website. The department must keep the website as student friendly, clean and accurate as possible, so the following questions will be reviewed in considering such requests.
- Is the resource directly related to the business of our department?
- Will the resource benefit prospective or current students?
- Is the request coming from a federal or state agency related to financial aid, scholarships and/or financial literacy?
- Is the request from the CSU Chancellor's Office or a CSUN campus department, and does it directly relate to the business of this department?
- Does the resource appear to be a means to gather information from students for commercial purposes?
- Does the resource offer duplicative information or an extraneous service?
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