Financial Aid - Investing in Yourself

The Office of Financial Aid helps students and their families achieve their goals in attaining their degrees from Nevada State College. We know that understanding the world of financial aid may be difficult at times. However, we are here to assist you in using financial aid to your advantage and to help you to pay for attending and graduating from college. With many federal, state and institutional financial aid programs available, donít let finances stop you from achieving a college education. Financial aid, even loans, is a great way to invest in you. With a college education, you can achieve anything. If you have any questions, simply call, email or drop by the office.

Financial Aid Announcements

FAFSA 2014-2015
Military Student Loan Benefits
NSC Scholarship 2014-2015
Student Loan Scams

FAFSA 2014-2015

Beginning January 1, 2014, you can file your 2014-15 FAFSA at http://www.fafsa.gov/

Military Student Loan Benefits

If you are a member of the US Armed Forces, please click here for student loan information and additional sources available to you. For additional scholarship opportunities, please visit our External Scholarships page.

NSC Scholarship 2014-2015

The NSC Scholarship Application for 2014-15 is now closed.

The next application will open December 15, 2014 for the 2015-16 academic year.

For additional scholarship opportunities, please visit our External Scholarships page.

Student Loan Scams

Beware: Student Loan Scams Victimizing Students And Graduates

"With most Federal and private student loans, borrowers get a six month grace period before their first payment is due. Itís during this time that scammers try to take advantage of unsuspecting student loan borrowers, and borrowers need to know what to expect," Forbes reports.

"...The most common student loan scam that has been hitting recent graduates is the student loan consolidation scam. ... Some scammers even tell you that you can lower your payments.

The student loan consolidation scam typically involves a company offering to consolidate your student loans for a fee (a processing fee, administrative fee, or consolidation fee). In exchange for paying the fee, the company will consolidate your loans. ...

Advanced fee scams are another student loan scam victimizing borrowers across the country. This scam involves a company offering to lower the interest rate on your student loan in exchange for a fee up front. They will typically ask for the fee in exchange for them negotiating on your behalf with your student loan servicer.

To get you to sign up, they will typically highlight other clients that they were able to do this successfully with, and show you how much you could possibly save. ...

Finally, there are companies that are convincing student loan borrowers that they can help you eliminate your student loan debt. This is a complete scam, that is usually a sub-segment of the advanced fee scam. These companies will typically ask for money up front to help negotiate the settlement of your student loans (similar to what you see with credit card debt relief companies)."

NASFAA's "Financial Aid in the News" section highlights media coverage of financial aid to help members stay up to date with the latest news. Inclusion in Today's News does not imply endorsement of the material or guarantee the accuracy of information presented.†

Publication Date: 6/11/2014