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Grant-In-Aid – Classified Employees

As a classified employee, you are eligible for education assistance through the UNLV grant-in-aid program (GIA). This benefit applies only to the employee, not their spouse or dependents.

Under the program, if you enroll in undergraduate or graduate courses at UNLV, CSN, or NSC, the university will pay a portion of your tuition for state supported, summer session, and community college courses.

Items NOT eligible for Grant-In-Aid:

  • Non-credit courses, workshops, seminars, and conferences are excluded from the program.
  • Courses that are NOT supported by state funds. This included remedial courses (ie. Math 95, Eng 95, etc) at UNLV and NSC. Remedial courses taken at CSN are considered state supported and are paid by the GIA benefit.

Grant in Aid benefits provided will be reversed in the following instances:

  • If you receive a grade lower than a C for undergraduate courses.
  • If you receive a grade lower than a B for graduate courses.
  • If you drop a course
  • If you audit a course
  • If you receive an incomplete.
  • If you terminate employment before the end of the semester

If the GIA benefit is removed due to the above, you will be responsible for paying the amount on your student account.

The provisions for GIA fee waivers for classified employees can be found in the Nevada Revised Statute (NRS) 284.343 and the Nevada Administrative Code (NAC) 284.490.

Course Credit Limits

You may receive grant-in-aid for a maximum of 18 credits during the fiscal year. The fiscal year for the program runs from summer session I through the end of the spring semester the following year. It is your responsibility to pay for credit hours over the maximum amount allowed. Below are the maximum credit hours you may take under the program.

  Fall Spring Summer
Classified Employees 6 6 6

Payment Amounts for Undergraduate and Graduate Course Work

Below is the current amount of aid to be paid for undergraduate and graduate course work at NSHE system institutions for the Fall 2014 semester.

Institution Undergraduate Course Work Graduate Course Work
UNLV $191.50 per credit  $264.00 per credit 
College of Southern Nevada $84.50 per credit (lower-level courses)
$138.25 per credit (upper-level courses)
Nevada State College $138.25 per credit $201.25

Note: The Grant-in-Aid program does not pay 100 percent tuition, student fees, or late fees. A list of student fees can be found on the UNLV cashiering office website.

Grant-in-Aid Payment Amounts for Dental and Law School

Below is the current amount of aid to be paid for course work in dental and law programs at UNLV.

  • UNLV School of Dental Medicine
    $11,920.00 maximum per semester
  • UNLV Boyd School of Law
    $854 per credit ($5,124.00 maximum per semester)

Apply for Grant-in-Aid

Follow these steps to apply for grant-in-aid.

  1. Register for your classes.
  2. Complete the grant-in-aid application form.
  3. Submit form to your supervisor for signature.
  4. Fax completed grant-in-aid form to UNLV office of Human Resources at 702-895-1545.

Application Deadlines

To ensure that your benefit is processed prior to the assessment of late fees, your form must be received by Human Resources no later than:

  • Fall 2014 – August 15, 2014
  • Spring 2015 – January 9, 2015
  • 2015 Summer Session I and Summer Session II – May 8, 2015
  • 2015 Summer Session III – July 2, 2015

Please submit your grant-in-aid form before the deadline to avoid paying your entire tuition out of pocket and late fees.

If required to pay for your entire tuition, you will be credited and reimbursed (portion of tuition) after your form is processed. Reimbursement does not include late fees.

To ensure that you receive your Grant-in-Aid benefit, your form must be received by Human Resources by the dates listed below.  Forms received after these dates will be considered in-eligible and will NOT be processed:

  • Fall 2014 – October 3, 2014
  • Spring 2015 – April 3, 2015
  • 2015 Summer Session I and Summer Session II – May 29, 2015
  • 2015 Summer Session III – July 31, 2015

Tax Implications

Grant-in-aid paid to classified employees for undergraduate courses is not considered taxable income.

Grant-in-aid paid to classified employees in excess of $5,250 for graduate courses, for calendar year 2014, is considered taxable income.

Taxes are reported twice a year. For additional information, please consult your tax advisor.