The financial aid office is open 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM daily, Monday through Thursday.

The following financial aid is available for those who qualify:

  • Pell Grants
  • Stafford (student) loans
  • Scholarships
  • All Cuyahoga County residents who apply will qualify for a minimum scholarship of $1500.  

Click here for some very helpful tuition payment examples!

Pell Grants

The Pell Grant is a Federal award that does not have to be repaid and ranges from -0- to $5920.

The student must complete a Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by applying over the internet at:

Direct Loans

This is a loan you must repay. Subsidized loans are available for up to $3500, if you qualify, for the classes that begin in 2017. An additional $6000 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.

Alternative Student Loans may also be available to you. The loan limit is individually based, and the interest rate is usually much higher than a Stafford 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. CSPN has no relationship with these entities; they are merely suggested 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 $1000. This scholarship can only be used for tuition at CSPN and is non-transferable.

Click here to search for scholarships on the web

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For a copy of the Return to Title IV Policy, click here

As required by the final regulations 668.6 (b), published in the Federal Register, our gainful employment disclosure statement is available as a web page here.

As required by the final regulations 668.6 (b), published in the Federal Register, the link to Occupations - Licensed Practical Nurse is here.

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