This is an archive of the 2017-2018 University Catalog.
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This is an archive of the 2017-2018 University Catalog.
To access the most recent version, please visit

Availability of Institutional and Financial Assistance Information

Colleges and universities are required to provide current and prospective students with various disclosures and notifications concerning specific campus policies and programs. CSUN maintains a University Disclosures website through which students and the general public can easily access this important information. Paper copies of individual disclosures are available upon request.

The following information concerning student financial assistance may be obtained online from the Financial Aid and Scholarship Department or by calling (818) 677-4085:

  1. A description of the federal, state, institutional, local, and private student financial assistance programs available to students who enroll at CSUN.
  2. For each aid program, a description of procedures and forms by which students apply for assistance, student eligibility requirements, criteria for selecting recipients from the group of eligible applicants, and criteria for determining the amount of a student’s award.
  3. A description of the rights and responsibilities of students receiving financial assistance, including federal Title IV student assistance programs, and criteria for continued student eligibility under each program.
  4. The satisfactory academic progress standards that students must maintain for the purpose of receiving financial assistance and criteria by which a student who has failed to maintain satisfactory progress may reestablish eligibility for financial assistance.
  5. The method by which financial assistance disbursements will be made to students and the frequency of those disbursements.
  6. The way the school provides for Pell-eligible students to obtain or purchase required books and supplies by the seventh day of a payment period and how the student may opt out.
  7. The terms of any loan received as part of the student’s financial aid package, a sample loan repayment schedule, and the necessity for repaying loans.
  8. The general conditions and terms applicable to any employment provided as part of the student’s financial aid package.
  9. The terms and conditions of the loans students receive under the Direct Loan and Perkins Loan Programs.
  10. The exit counseling information the school provides and collects for student borrowers.
  11. Contact information for campus offices available for disputes concerning federal, institutional and private loans.

Information concerning the cost of attending CSUN is available from the Financial Aid and Scholarship Department website or by calling (818) 677-4085, and includes tuition and fees; the estimated costs of books and supplies; estimates of typical student room, board, and transportation costs; and, if requested, additional costs for specific programs.

Information concerning the refund policies of CSUN for the return of unearned tuition and fees or other refundable portions of institutional charges is available from Student Finance or by calling (818) 677-8000, option 3.

Information concerning policies regarding the return of federal Title IV student assistance funds as required by regulation is available from the Financial Aid and Scholarship Department, (818) 677-4085.

Information regarding special facilities and services available to students with disabilities may be obtained from Disability Resources and Educational Services, Bayramian Hall (BH), Room 110, (818) 677-2684.

Information concerning policies, procedures, and facilities for students and others to report criminal actions or other emergencies occurring on campus may be obtained from and should be reported immediately to the Department of Police Services by calling (818) 677-2111, dialing 911 from campus phones, using “blue light” emergency telephones or yellow TTY enabled emergency call boxes, in person at the Department of Police Services located at the corner of Darby Avenue and Prairie Street, or by contacting a Police Officer on patrol. A confidential “We Tip” line also is available at (818) 677-TIPS (8477). Additionally, for certain crimes, a police report may be filed online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. More information about filing a report online can be found at Department of Police Services–File a Report Online.

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the 2016 Annual Security Report (ASR) is now available for viewing at The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for California State University, Northridge for 2013-2015. A paper copy of the ASR is available upon request by contacting the Department of Police Services at (818) 677-5343.

The Fire Safety Report is available from the Student Housing and Conference Services–Safety and Security website or by contacting Student Housing and Conference Services at (818) 677-2160.

Information concerning the prevention of drug and alcohol abuse and rehabilitation programs may be obtained from the Klotz Student Health Center, (818) 677-3685, and from the Department of Police Services at Alcohol Awareness and Drug Awareness.

Information regarding student retention and graduation rates at CSUN and, if available, the number and percentage of students completing the program in which the student is enrolled or has expressed interest may be obtained from the Office of Institutional Research, (818) 677-3277, or at CSUN Counts.

Information concerning athletic opportunities available to male and female students and the financial resources and personnel that CSUN dedicates to its men’s and women’s teams may be obtained from the Office of Intercollegiate Athletics, (818) 677-3208.

Information concerning teacher preparation programs at CSUN, including the pass rate on teacher certification examinations, may be obtained from the Michael D. Eisner College of Education, (818) 677-2594. The most recent CSUN pass rate data is available in the Annual Report Card on California Teacher Preparation Programs.

Information concerning grievance procedures for students who feel aggrieved in their relationships with the University, its policies, practices and procedures, or its faculty and staff may be obtained from the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, (818) 677-2391.

Information concerning student activities that CSUN provides, must be easily accessible on

Information concerning student body diversity at CSUN, including the percentage of enrolled, full-time students who are (1) male, (2) female, (3) Pell Grant recipients, and (4) self-identified members of a specific racial or ethnic group, must be obtained from the Office of Institutional Research, (818) 677-3277.

The federal Military Selective Service Act (the “Act”) requires most males residing in the United States to present themselves for registration with the Selective Service System within 30 days of their 18th birthday. Most males between the ages of 18 and 25 must be registered. Males born after December 31, 1959, may be required to submit a statement of compliance with the Act and regulations in order to receive any grant, loan, or work assistance under specified provisions of existing federal law. In California, students subject to the Act who fail to register are also ineligible to receive any need-based student grants funded by the state or a public postsecondary institution. See How to Submit Proof of Selective Service Registration.

Selective Service registration forms are available at any U.S. Post Office, and many high schools have a staff member or teacher appointed as a Selective Service Registrar. Applicants for financial aid can also request that information provided on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) be used to register them with the Selective Service. Information is available and the registration process may be initiated online at Selective Service System.