Financial Aid

At CCNN, we believe everyone should have the opportunity to further their education.

We realize that many students require financial assistance to achieve their academic goals. To accommodate students’ financial needs, all of our programs qualify for federal loans and grants. If you qualify, our job is to secure them for you. We tirelessly work to help determine your eligibility and assist you in funding your education, so you can attend school while continuing to live your life.

Career College of Northern Nevada is recognized by the U.S. Dept. of Education as an eligible institution under the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, for the purpose of student participation in federal grant and loan programs. Information and applications concerning these programs may be obtained from the Director of Financial Aid. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the Financial Aid office for filing of the necessary forms. It is equally important that the student understands his/her rights and responsibilities concerning the program from which he is receiving aid.

Student Financial Aid Information

The College recognizes that many students will need financial assistance, and various federal programs are available to aid a student in paying their tuition. Career College of Northern Nevada is recognized by the U.S. Dept. of Education as an eligible institution under the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, for the purpose of student participation in federal grant and loan programs. Information and applications concerning these programs may be obtained from the Director of Financial Aid. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the Financial Aid office for filing of the necessary forms. It is equally important that the student understands his/her rights and responsibilities concerning the program from which he is receiving aid

The following programs of financial aid are available to those who qualify:

Federal PELL Grant Program

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Program (SEOG)

William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program

  • Subsidized Stafford Loan
  • Unsubsidized Stafford Loan
  • Parental Loan for Undergraduate students (PLUS)

Federal Work Study Program

Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant

Tuition Options, formerly known as National Loan Servicing Center (NLSC)

Approved for Veteran’s Administration Education Benefits

Approved for Bureau of Indian Affairs

How to Qualify for FAFSA

There are a number of federal financial aid opportunities available for eligible students. Federal student aid is awarded on the basis of need. Need is the difference between the student’s educational expenses–tuition, fees, room, board, books, supplies and other expenses–and the amount you and your family can afford to pay. To receive Federal Student Aid, the requirements below must be met:

  • Complete the current year Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Have financial need, except for some loan programs
  • Meet the college’s entrance requirements and be enrolled as a regular student working toward a degree or certificate in an eligible program
  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen
  • Have a valid social security number
  • Make satisfactory academic progress
  • Sign a statement of educational purpose/certification statement on refunds and default
  • Register with the Selective Service, if required Application must be made every academic year. Aid from these programs does not automatically continue from one year to the next and are subject to Federal appropriations as determined by Congress.

Selective Service Registration

In order to receive Federal Title IV aid, you must be registered for the Selective Service if you are a male born on or after January 1, 1960, at least 18 years of age, and not currently an active member of the U.S. Armed Forces. You must sign a certification of registration and you may be required to prove that you are registered.

Financial Aid Appeals Procedure

Students may discuss their financial aid payments informally with the Director of Financial Aid or a student may request a hearing with the College President to discuss the accuracy of their financial aid payments.

Method of Payment

The student may pay the College directly; apply for financial aid, where awards will be credited to the student’s tuition account; or, use a combination of these methods. For the College’s record, the student should acknowledge in writing the College’s notification.

 Earning Federal Student Financial Aid (FSFA)

Federal regulations require that students’ progress in their training satisfactorily according the college’s Satisfactory Academic Progress policy (pages 10-12 in order to earn future financial aid payments. Payments of FSFA are divided into equal installments to be paid over the length of the student’s academic year. The FSFA that a student would be eligible for over the entire academic year is divided by the number of terms (6 week phase of instruction) in that academic year which are called payment periods. FSFA is paid in the beginning of the payment period to cover the costs associated with that payment period. A student will not be paid for the successive payment periods unless they have earned the payments in the current payment period. A student who begins an approved Leave of Absence (LOA) during a payment period will not be eligible for future payments of FSFA until they complete the payment period that they were in when they began the LOA.

RETURN OF UNEARNED FSA PROGRAM FUNDS

The College will return the lesser of:

  • The amount of FSA program funds that the student did not earn; or
  • The amount of institutional costs that the student incurred for the payment period multiplied by the percentage of funds that were not earned. The student (or parent, if a Federal PLUS loan) must return or repay, as appropriate any FSA loan funds in accordance with the terms of the loan; and the remaining unearned FSA program grant (not to exceed 50% of a grant) as an overpayment of the grant.

(Note: If the student cannot repay the grant overpayment in full, the student must make satisfactory arrangements with the U.S. Department of Education to repay any outstanding grant balances. The Financial Aid Department will be available to advise the student in the event that a student repayment obligation exists. The student will be ineligible to receive additional student financial assistance in the future if the financial obligation(s) are not satisfied.)

Any amount required to be returned to the FSA programs will be returned by the College within 45 days, or a post withdrawal disbursement if the student is eligible for such a disbursement will be offered within 30 days of the date the College determines the student withdrew

Other Financial Aid Information

The Financial Aid department has numerous brochures that contain specific information on student’s rights and

Please visit our Scholarships page to learn more about specific scholarship opportunities.

Learn more about estimating your program cost at CCNN. Visit our Financial Aid Calculator page.

Our FAFSA school code is 026215

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