List of Supporting Documents
Beginning Fall 2022, to speed up an applicant’s review process, all supporting documents must be submitted as a packet. Packets must be complete upon submission – incomplete packets will not be accepted.
Determining eligibility relies heavily on supporting documents. To efficiently review an applicant’s eligibility for financial assistance, he/she must carefully select the appropriate application type (NEW, ONGOING, or RETURNING) to effectively determine the types of documents needed for the review. Selecting the wrong application type and Program Type will result in a delay in the processing of any awards.
*Please note your PACKET will not be reviewed without an application.
*The Online Application deadline is Thursday - December 15, 2022.
*The deadline for submission of your CSO PACKET is Tuesday -February 28, 2023.
CSO PACKET Guide (compilation of all supporting documents listed below)
*Note: Official Transcripts must be sent to CSO directly from your educational institution. Opened envelopes or transcripts sent from the student will be considered unofficial transcripts and are not acceptable.
You can submit your PACKET (compilation of all supporting documents listed below), in one of 3 ways:
1. Click on this link to access your CSO Portal to confirm which documents need to be submitted, and send an electronic copy of your PACKET in pdf format for submission to email@example.com.
2. Mail your PACKET to the following address:
CNMI Scholarship Office
P.O. Box 5729 CHRB
Saipan, MP 96950
3. Drop your PACKET off at our office. Our Google Map link is as follows: https://goo.gl/maps/p3RmePBTTDuMtthu6
Once your application packet is approved, you will receive an email from our office notifying you of your approval. You can then download and print the updated Memorandum of Agreement (Promissory Note) for AY 2022-2023 from CSO Forms. Your next step will be to have it signed, notarized, and submitted upon receiving your award.
Voter's Certification Report (VCR) will satisfy #6 & #7 if you cast a vote in the 2020 election or registered to vote after the 2020 Election. If your Voter's Registration Card is dated before 2020, you must submit a VCR or updated card.
- CNMI annual 1040 (applicant must be either listed as taxpayer or dependent);
- Employment Verification;
- Military orders;
- Voter’s Certification Reports (VCR); and/or,
- Certified Medical/Dental visit dates may be used to prove residency.
The following Supporting Document Guide is to be used for all programs, except for the Nursing School Scholarship and WICHE Professional Exchange Program (PSEP, to assist applicants to determine which supporting documents he/she MUST submit to determine their eligibility.
Only Marianas Employees Financial Aid (MEFA), Commonwealth College Access Grant (CCAG), Prior Learning Assessment (PLA), and Graduate School Student Loans (GSSL) may receive prorated funding for part-time enrollment 1-10 credits.