Financial Aid & Scholarships

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Deadlines

Scholarships

The majority of UNLV scholarships do not require a separate application.

Many UNLV scholarships also require Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to also be completed by Nov. 1 of each year (beginning 2017-2018) for scholarship consideration.

Other UNLV Financial Aid Programs

The priority FAFSA filing date for UNLV financial aid programs is Nov. 1 of each year for the upcoming school year. Financial aid awards are made on a first-come, first served basis until program funding expires.

FAFSA Changes beginning 2017-2018

Students applying for financial aid for 2017–18 will be able to submit the FAFSA beginning October 1, 2016. In addition to an earlier FAFSA availability date, the requirements for reporting income information are also changing. Currently, FAFSA applicants provide income information from the “prior tax year.” For example, 2016–17 applicants must report 2015 income information. Beginning with the 2017–18 FAFSA, applicants will provide income information from one tax year earlier—the “prior-prior” year. This means that the 2017–18 FAFSA will collect 2015 income information. As a result of this change, more students and families will be able to complete their FAFSA using accurate income information imported electronically from the IRS, using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT). Increased use of the IRS DRT should almost eliminate the use of income estimates and the tendency to delay filing a FAFSA due to waiting until the previous year’s tax return has been filed.