How to Apply for Financial Aid at UNLV
Follow these steps to ensure you get the most out of your financial aid.
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Step 1: Complete the FAFSA
Complete the correct Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online. UNLV’s school code to complete your FAFSA is 002569. Complete and sign your FAFSA with your PIN as soon as possible after January 1st of each year.
UNLV’s priority financial aid consideration deadline is February 1st of each year. You may still apply for financial aid after February 1st, however, there may be limited funding from other aid programs.
Step 2: Enroll In Direct Deposit
If your financial aid funds exceed your semester tuition and fee costs, you will receive a financial aid refund for the difference to help pay your other educational costs.
You are highly encouraged to enroll in the free direct deposit program so the UNLV Cashiering and Student Accounts Office can post funds directly to your bank account. You may sign up via MyUNLV. Click on Finances, then Enroll in Direct Deposit.
Step 3: Review Your Eligibility For Scholarships
The majority of scholarships at UNLV are awarded to students based upon automatic consideration. There are some donor scholarships which require a separate application and are awarded through various UNLV Departments.
Get more scholarship information.
Step 4: Award Notification
Fall 2015, Spring 2016 & Summer 2016 Applicants: Students who complete the 2015-2016 FAFSA will not be notified of their financial aid award using the UNLV issued Google E-mail account until April 1, 2015.
There are software and programming changes each year within financial aid based upon mandatory U.S. Department of Education updates. These updates dictate the timing of UNLV’s awarding schedule.
Step 5: How to Apply for Summer Financial Aid
Students seeking financial aid during the summer semester to help pay educational costs will be required to complete a separate summer financial aid application.
Get more information about applying for summer financial aid.
Step 6: Other Important Information