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College Costs

When choosing a college, cost is often a deciding factor. Use our calculators and worksheets below to determine your tuition and fees, how much you need to save and how much aid you'll need. The information below reflects a 12-credit semester. Consider completing 15 credits a semester or 30 credits a year to finish faster.

Tuition and Fees  All College Costs  Financial Aid and Scholarships

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees are a portion of the total cost of attending college and your residency status is an important factor. The table below estimates cost and fees based on a full-time student with a 12-credit undergraduate course load and a nine-credit graduate course load. Tuition and fees for the law school, dental school, and summer term differ from normal student fees.

Current Tuition and Fees
(source: cashiering.unlv.edu)
Residency Status Level Semester Cost*
(12 credits)
Yearly Cost
(12 credits)
Nevada Resident Undergraduate $2,691 $5,382
Graduate $3,974 $7,948
Nonresident** Undergraduate $9,646 $19,292
Graduate $10,929 $21,858

*New students pay an additional one-time fee of $120 for undergraduate students and $35 for graduate students.

**Nonresidents pay a $6,955 fee per semester.

All College Costs

Your basic college expenses are calculated by using rules established by the U.S. Department of Education. Factors are determined from student surveys, UNLV's Center for Business and Economic Research, and the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce's Composite Cost of Living Index. The cost of attendance varies depending on housing status, program of study, state of residency, and total credit hours of enrollment each semester.

2014-2015 Cost of Attendance Estimates for Undergraduate Students
Fall & Spring Semesters
Cost Living with Parents & Commuting Living Off Campus Living On Campus
Tuition & Fees (12 credits) Expenses* $5,382 $5,382 $5,382
Rent & Utility Expenses $1,710 $4,914 $5,400-$7,440
(source: housing.unlv.edu)
Food Expense $1,600 $4,436 $3,850-$4,850
(source: housing.unlv.edu)
Books & Supplies Expenses $1,206 $1,206 $1,206
Transportation Expenses $2,814 $2,814 $664
Misc. Personal Expenses $2,862 $2,862 $2,862
Nevada Residents
Total Estimated Expenses
$15,574 $21,614 $19,364-$22,404
Nonresidents**
Total Estimated Expenses
$29,484 $36,946 $34,696-$37,736

*New undergraduate students pay an additional one-time fee of $120.

**Nonresidents pay a $13,910 fee plus estimated travel expenses.

2014-2015 Cost of Attendance Estimates for Graduate Students
Fall & Spring Semesters
Cost Living Off Campus Living On Campus
Tuition & Fees (9 credits) Expenses* $7,948 $7,948
Rent & Utility Expenses $9,532 $5,400-$7,440
(source: housing.unlv.edu)
Food Expenses $4,436 $3,850-$4,850
(source: housing.unlv.edu)
Books & Supplies Expenses $1,206 $1,206
Transportation Expenses $2,814 $664
Misc. Personal Expenses $2,862 $2,862
Nevada Residents
Total Estimated Expenses
$28,798 $21,930-$24,970
Nonresidents**
Total Estimated Expenses
$44,130 $37,262-$40,302

*New graduate students pay an additional one-time fee of $35.

**Nonresidents pay a $13,910 fee plus estimated travel expenses.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

UNLV is here to help you finance your education. In 2013, more than 70 percent of UNLV students used loans, grants, scholarships, and work-study programs to help pay their college expenses. We have provided cost of attendance and financial aid calculators to help you estimate your college costs.