The financial aid office is open 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Monday through Thursday.
The following financial aid is available for those who qualify:
- Pell Grants
- Federal Direct Loans
- All Cuyahoga County residents who apply will qualify for a minimum scholarship of $1500.
The Pell Grant is a Federal award that does not have to be repaid and ranges from $0 to $5920.
To apply, the student must complete a Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online.Apply Now
Federal Direct Loans
This is a loan you must repay that comes in two ways: subsidized and unsubsidized. A subsidized loan means you will not be charged interest on your loan while you are in school. An unsubsidized loan means interest will be charged while you are in school.
Subsidized loans are available for up to $3,500 if you qualify. An additional $6,000 in unsubsidized loans may be available as well. These loans are not subject to credit approval and are available to most students regardless of credit history. Instructions for filing are in the Student Financial Packet that you receive at the information session.
- Apply for a Direct Loan.
- Use your FSA user ID and password.
- Please complete 1) the Entrance Counseling, and 2) sign the Master Promissory Note (MPN).
- After you are instructed, you can complete your “Exit Counseling”.
Other Student Loans
Other student loans may also be available to you. The loan limit is individually based, and the interest rate is usually much higher than a Direct Loan. For this loan, you need to have good credit or a co-signer with good credit. You will need to contact different banks to see who offers these loans. Wells-Fargo has two alternative student loan programs, and PNC Bank, and Charter One Bank have loans available as well. Another loan program is through Campus Door. Check with local agencies to see what would offer you the best loan package. CSPN has no relationship with, nor does it endorse any bank mentioned here. The banks listed here are suggestions for your convenience.
The School Scholarship is offered to all Cuyahoga County residents thanks to the generosity of the John Huntington Fund for Education. All applicants who reside in Cuyahoga County and apply for a scholarship will receive at least $1,500. This scholarship can only be used for tuition at CSPN and is non-transferable.Search Scholarships
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If you are in need financial aid, speak with someone in our financial aid office to discuss your options.Request Assistance