FINANCIAL AID

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Resources

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.

  1. Is the resource directly related to the business of our department?
  2. Will the resource benefit prospective or current students?
  3. Is the request coming from a federal or state agency related to financial aid, scholarships and/or financial literacy?
  4. 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?
  5. Does the resource appear to be a means to gather information from students for commercial purposes?
  6. Does the resource offer duplicative information or an extraneous service?
FATV

Watch short video answers to your questions about paying for college.



As a supplement to the Verification Worksheet, the verification guide provides answers to common questions, important links and work sheet samples.



Your guide to the financial aid award process — learn about the types of funds available, average costs, and important rights and regulations.



Review the easy-to-understand loan acceptance and anticipated aid tutorials, so there isn’t a delay in receiving your financial aid funds.



Step-by-step instructions on how to obtain tax transcripts and submit proof of Selective Service registration, citizenship status, and eligible noncitizen status.



Financial aid terminology can seem like a language unto itself. Get the meaning behind the monetary jargon by looking up terms in this simple glossary.



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The federal government provides a number of tax incentives that may help lower the cost of higher education. Read about the various tax credits and deductions.



If you need help filing your tax return, check out the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program at CSUN. If you plan to prepare your own tax return, take a look at comparison reviews of online tax software before you begin the process.



Industry expert Andrew Poulos compares online tax software and reviews six leading products.



Take a look at specialized programs aimed at erasing student loans after graduation. If you're willing work in a certain area as a teacher or nurse, you may have a chance of kissing those loans goodbye.



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



See how many CSUN students in the 2012-2013 school year were affected by financial aid.