Graduate & Professional Student Association

Other Funding Information and Resources

Office of Civic Engagement and Diversity Student Organization Funding

The GPSA does not provide funding to GPSA recognized student organizations. However some funding is available through the Student Funding Board. This entity exists to provide funding to Registered Student Organizations (RSO) to develop or improve programs and initiatives as well as support organization development through conference attendance. Through funds allocated through the Office of Civic Engagement and Diversity, this committee strives to support RSO development and growth.

Funding Eligibility Requirement

The Student Funding Board will accept applications from programs, events, and conferences RSO wish to host. Only RSO are eligible to apply. A RSO may only receive funds from the board once per academic year.

Application Procedures

To be considered for any funding from the Student Funding Board, organizations must complete the student funding board proposal form that can be found on your MyUNLV portal under the UNLV Involvement Center tab, then go to: "Campus Links."

For additional information, contact Katy Armstrong at 702-895-2508 or by email.

Student Financial Services

Award monies from scholarships, fellowships, and grants are distributed through the Student Financial Services (SFS) office. Annual awards are divided into two disbursements, fall and spring, and are applied to the student's account. The process is this:

  • The awarding department will send SFS a roster indicated the students selected for scholarship, grant, etc.
  • Provided the information is correct (account numbers, name, etc.) and the students are eligible to receive the award, SFS will disburse the funds directly to the student fee account. They usually disburse on Mondays and Wednesdays, with checks mailed from the Bursar's office on Fridays.

If there are account or eligibility issues, the SFS Scholarship office will contact the department right away to resolve them.

Federal Application for Student Aid (FAFSA)

Many scholarship agencies and donors require students to complete the FAFSA and to demonstrate an extended search for financial aid opportunities beyond scholarships. You are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Grant Resource Guide – The Division of Research and Economic Development has created a guide to help faculty, students, and researchers through the grant application process.

Tax Benefits for Education

The IRS’s Publication 970 includes the tax procedure and guidelines for claiming education deductions and fellowship and grant award monies.

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