You can apply by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is available online at www.fafsa.gov. Before you fill out the FAFSA you will need to apply for a PIN number. The PIN acts as your electronic signature on the FAFSA. To apply for a PIN go to www.pin.ed.gov
The FAFSA is valid for one year (Fall, Spring, and Summer), so it is necessary to reapply each year prior to June 1.
Chadron State College awards financial aid on a first-come, first-complete basis, so it is best to apply prior to June 1. It is best to wait approximately two weeks from the time you e-file your taxes to the time you fill out your FAFSA. When you are completing your FAFSA it is suggested to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool. For more information on this process, go to this link http://prezi.com/wrfv1eil1_dw/irs-data-retrieval-tool/.
Once your FAFSA is processed, you will receive either an email directing you to an electronic Student Aid Report (SAR) or a SAR will be mailed to you from the Central Processing System (CPS). If Chadron State College is a school listed on your FAFSA, we will receive your FAFSA information electronically and this information will be available on your MyCSC Financial Aid account.
Please contact the START (Financial Aid) Office and we will work with you to correct the information electronically.
The Financial Aid Office has a separate application to re-evaluate a family's financial situation if there is a decrease in income due to loss of employment, loss of untaxed income, or if your family paid unusually high medical/ dental expenses during the year for which tax information is being reported on the FAFSA. Please complete the Special Circumstances Request Form.
You are automatically considered an independent student if:
* Not living with your parents or not being claimed by them on their tax return does not determine your dependency status.
If the parent for which you are reporting income on the FAFSA is remarried, it is necessary to report stepparent income as well.
No. It is not possible to update marital status on the FAFSA from single to married. You will want to decide whether it's in your best interest to complete the FAFSA now as a dependent student or to wait and complete the FAFSA after you're married.
For freshman scholarship consideration, you will need to take the ACT or SAT exam by the December test date during your senior year in high school and have the test scores sent directly to Chadron State College. Please fully complete the one-page Incoming Freshman Scholarship Application and mail to the Financial Aid Office. Applications must be received by January 15 for priority consideration.
For transfer student scholarship consideration, you will need to fully complete the one-page Transfer Scholarship Application and enclose any and all college academic transcripts by March 1 for priority consideration.
Most external donors will send your scholarship check to Chadron State College. If the check is made co-payable, we will notify you when the check arrives so we can obtain your signature for endorsement. We will then credit the funds to your student bill at the next available opportunity. If your donor sends the scholarship check to you, please endorse the check, bring it in to the START (Financial Aid) Office and we will credit the funds to your student account. All scholarships are considered in your financial aid package; therefore, it is necessary to report any scholarships to us. Complete the CSC Outside Scholarship Notification Form.
Outside scholarships may reduce or eliminate the need-based portion of the financial aid award package. If the value of the outside scholarships exceeds the need-based portion of CSC's award, your need-based aid is then reduced in addition to the need to borrow.
The Business Office will issue a refund for excess financial aid funds. Refunds are processed by paper check and will be available in their office located on the first floor of Crites Hall. Usually, you can expect your refund in approximately 10 business days after the aid has been credited to your student account.
Contact the START (Financial Aid) Office. You might want to consider either a Federal Direct PLUS loan or an alternative loan. Federal Direct PLUS loans are available to parents of dependent students. Alternative loans are not federal financial aid programs, but are designed to assist with educational expenses. Eligibility for either a Federal Direct PLUS loan or an alternative loan is limited to the cost of attendance (tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, and personal expenses) minus any other financial aid educational resources already awarded. If you are not currently working, you may consider obtaining a part-time job.
If you drop a class after the drop period (census date), your financial aid package will be reviewed at the current enrollment level. This review may result in a change in your financial aid and scholarship eligibility. If you drop a class after the 100% refund period but continue to be enrolled at least half-time, your current financial aid package will not be revised. Please be aware, however, dropping to less than full-time after the census date will impact your future financial aid eligibility based on our Satisfactory Academic Progress policy.
Yes and No. We at CSC cannot/will not automatically make a username/password for anyone but the student for their MyCSC account. HOWEVER you as the student do have the ability to set up parents/guests with limited access to your MyCSC account. Instructions for how to do this are found at this link http://www.csc.edu/documents/technology/Creating%20an%20Account%20for%20Parent.docx. Parent/guest access will allow the authorized person to view your MyCSC account, view items on the To Do List, view schedules/grades, view/pay bills. Parent/guest with access to the student account will not have access to actually do requirements on To Do List or change schedules. We require that any To Do list items on the MyCSC page be completed by you, the student, and not the parent/guest.