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Nonresident and Resident Tuition Classifications

Fort Valley State College

Out-of-state minority students enrolled at Fort Valley State College in the State of Georgia who participate in a 3+2 math and engineering program at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas are exempt from nonresident tuition charges.

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University Studies Abroad Consortium

Out-of-state students participating in the University Studies Abroad Consortium are exempt from nonresident tuition charges when enrolling in USAC courses at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas or the University of Nevada, Reno. (B/R 3/04)

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Special Reduced Tuition and Fees

Any member of the active Nevada National Guard, including a Nevada National Guard recruit, may be permitted to register for credit without a registration fee or, except as otherwise provided, laboratory fees).

  1. This policy is applicable during Fall and Spring terms only.
  2. Independent study and correspondence courses are not eligible for waiver under this policy.
  3. Laboratory fees associated with all courses numbered below the 300 level are eligible for waiver under this policy. Exceptions to the waiver of laboratory fees includes: 1) per semester fees, such as the Health Service fee; 2) Special course fees for purposes other than class supplies — including individual instruction, third-party charges, and special transportation requirements; 3) fees for actual class cost in excess of $100; and 4) technology fees.
  4. A person to whom the fee waiver is awarded shall be deemed a bona fide resident of Nevada for tuition purposes.
  5. To be eligible for the fee waiver, the person must be a member in good standing or a recruit of the active Nevada National Guard at the beginning of and throughout the entire semester for which the waiver is granted.
  6. The member or recruit of the Nevada National Guard must achieve at least a minimum 2.00 semester grade point average in order to maintain subsequent eligibility for the fee waiver.
  7. The institution may request the Adjutant General to verify the membership in the active Nevada National Guard of a person who is seeking or has been granted the fee waiver.
  8. If a fee waiver is granted to a Nevada National Guard recruit and the recruit does not enter full-time National Guard duty within one (1) year after enlisting, the student shall reimburse the Board of Regents for all previously waived registration fees and laboratory fees if the failure to enter full-time National Guard duty is attributable to the recruit’s own conduct.
  9. If a fee waiver is granted to a member of the Nevada National Guard and the member does not achieve at least a minimum 2.00 semester grade point average and remain a member in good standing with the Guard, the student shall reimburse the Board of Regents for the semester’s waived registration fees and laboratory fees and will not be allowed to register for additional courses until the debt is paid in full.
  10. Registration fees associated with the William S. Boyd School of Law, the University of Nevada School of Medicine, and the UNLV School of Dental Medicine are not eligible for waiver under this policy.

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Nevada Resident

Any person to whom one of the following categories applies is a resident student:

Except as provided otherwise in this section, a dependent person whose family or legal guardian is a bona fide resident of the State of Nevada at the date of matriculation.

Except as provided otherwise in this section, a financially independent person whose family resides outside the state of Nevada, if the person himself or herself is a bona fide resident of the State of Nevada for at least six (6) months immediately prior to the date of matriculation. A person who enrolled in an institution of the University and Community College System of Nevada, but withdrew enrollment during the 100% refund period may, for the purposes of these regulations, be deemed not to have matriculated and any determination concerning residency status shall be voided until such time as the person again matriculates at a System institution.

A financially independent person who has relocated to Nevada for the primary purpose of permanent full-time employment.

A financially dependent person whose family or legal guardian has relocated to Nevada for the primary purpose of permanent full-time employment.

Armed Forces Personnel

It will be necessary for the student to supply documentation is support of each of these conditions (e.g., drivers license, property ownership, evidence of absentee voting, etc.)

A member of the Armed Forces of the United States, on active duty, stationed in Nevada as a result of a permanent change of duty station pursuant to military orders, or a person whose spouse, family or legal guardian is a member of the Armed Forces of the United States stationed in Nevada as a result of a permanent change of duty station pursuant to military orders. 

A former member of the Armed Forces of the United States who was relocated from Nevada as a result of a permanent change of duty station pursuant to military orders, will be considered a Nevada resident for tuition purposes under the following conditions:

  1. He/She was a resident of Nevada prior to leaving the state as a member of the Armed Forces; and
  2. He/She maintained his/her Nevada residency while a member of the Armed Forces; and
  3. He/She returns to the state of Nevada within one year of leaving the Armed Forces.

Licensed educational personnel employed full-time by a public school district in the State of Nevada, or the spouse or dependent child of such an employee.

A teacher who is currently employed full-time by a private elementary, secondary or post secondary educational institution whose curricula meet the requirements of NRS 394.130, or the spouse or dependent child of such an employee.

A professional employee, classified, postdoctoral fellow, resident physician, or resident dentist of the University and Community College System of Nevada currently employed at least half time, or the spouse or dependent child of such an employee.

A graduate student enrolled in the University and Community College System of Nevada, and employed in support of the instructional or research programs of the System.

An alien holding a permanent immigrant visa and who has become a Nevada resident by establishing residence in Nevada.  An alien holding another type of visa shall not be classified as a resident student, except as may be required by federal law or court decisions and upon due consideration of evidence of Nevada residence.

For tuition purposes only, a student enrolled in the University Studies Abroad Consortium or in the University of Nevada, Las Vegas or the University of Nevada, Reno through the National Student Exchange Program and only during the period of time of such enrollment.  Time spent in Nevada while a student is in the National Student Exchange Program shall not be counted towards satisfying the residence requirement of Paragraph 2 above, nor shall enrollment through the Consortium or the Exchange Program be included in the "date of matriculation" for evaluation of residency.

A resident student who was enrolled at an institution of the University and Community College System of Nevada who remains continuously enrolled in the System while working for the student's degree. 

For the purposes of tuition, members of federally recognized Native American tribes, who do not otherwise qualify as Nevada residents, and who currently reside on tribal lands located wholly or partially within the boundaries of the State of Nevada shall be considered Nevada residents.

Process and definition of in state residency for tuition purposes only.

There is a reputable presumption that a nonresident attending an institution of the University and Community College System of Nevada is in the State of Nevada for the primary or sole purpose of obtaining an education. Therefore, a nonresident who enrolls in an institution of the System shall continue to be classified as a nonresident student throughout the student's enrollment, unless and until the student demonstrates that his or her previous residence has been abandoned and that the student is a Nevada resident.  To be reclassified from nonresident to resident student status, a student must meet the following conditions:

Because residence in a neighboring state other than Nevada is a continuing qualification for enrollment in an institution of the University and Community College System of Nevada under the Good Neighbor, Children of Alumni or WICHE , Western Undergraduate Exchange Policies, a student who was initially enrolled in a System institution under any of those policies shall not be reclassified as a resident student unless the student has been subsequently enrolled as a non-Good Neighbor, non-Children of Alumni or non-WICHE, Western Undergraduate Exchange Policy nonresident student for at least twelve (12) months immediately prior to the date of the application for reclassification to resident student status.

  1. A student must apply to the appropriate Records Office of the institution for reclassification to resident student status, and as part of the application the student must file a written declaration of intent to relinquish residence in any other state and also certifying to the establishment of residence in Nevada.  A form declaration is attached to these regulations.  The filing of a false declaration will result in the payment of nonresident tuition for the period of time the student was enrolled as a resident student and may also lead to disciplinary sanctions under Chapter Six of the University and Community College System of Nevada Code.  Disciplinary sanctions include a warning, reprimand, probation, suspension or expulsion.
  2. A student must be a Nevada resident for at least twelve (12) months immediately prior to the date of the application for reclassification.
  3. A student must be financially independent.  A dependent person whose family or legal guardian is a nonresident cannot apply for reclassification to resident student status.
  4. With each application for reclassification to resident student status, the student must present clear and convincing, objective evidence of becoming a Nevada resident.  The following factors, although not conclusive or inclusive, may be considered when reviewing an application for reclassification:
    1. Continuous presence in Nevada for twelve (12) months when not enrolled as a student;
    2. Employment in Nevada for twelve (12) months immediately prior to the date of the application;
    3. Conducting a business in Nevada;
    4. Admission to a licensed practicing profession in Nevada;
    5. Registration or payment of taxes or fees on a motor vehicle, mobile home, travel trailer, boat or any other item of personal property owned or used by the person, for which state registration or payment of a state tax or fee is required, for the twelve (12) month period immediately prior to the date of the application;
    6. Ownership, alone or with a spouse, of a home in Nevada;
    7. Address listed on a true and correct copy of a federal income tax return for the calendar year immediately prior to the date of the application;
    8. Address listed on selective service registration;
    9. Active membership in professional, business, civic, social or other organizations located in Nevada;
    10. Maintaining active savings and checking accounts in Nevada financial institutions for at least twelve (12) months immediately prior to the date of the application;
    11. Any other factors which would evidence an intent to abandon residence in any other state and to establish a Nevada residence.

The following factors, although they may be considered as part of all the evidence submitted to establish residency, standing alone will not constitute sufficient evidence of a Nevada residence:

  1. Voting or registering to vote in Nevada;
  2. Employment in any position normally filled by an undergraduate student;
  3. Lease of living quarters in Nevada;
  4. Residence in Nevada of a student's spouse and/or children;
  5. Securing a Nevada driver's license.

A student's reliance on non-Nevada sources for financial support constitutes an inference of residence in another state.

The presentation by a person of one or more items of evidence as indicia of residence is not conclusive on the issue of residency. Determinations of residence shall be made on a case-by-case basis and the evidence presented shall be given the weight and sufficiency it deserves, after taking all available evidence into consideration.

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