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Excess Credit Fees to be Charged Beginning Fall 2014 - Federal Financial Aid Funds Cannot Pay These Fees

Posted: May 6, 2014

As mandated by the Nevada System of Higher Education Board Policy, Title 4, Chapter 17, Section 4, beginning Fall 2014 an excess credit fee of $95.75 per credit will be charged to a student who has attempted credits equal to 150 percent of the credits required for the student's program of study. The amount of this additional fee is equal to 50 percent of the per credit registration fee. Attempted credits include all graded courses on a student's transcript, including but not limited to the grades of F and W (withdrawal) and repeated courses. The fee will be charged, for example, after 90 credits have been attempted towards a 60-credit associate's degree or 180 credits towards a 120-credit bachelor's degree.

The fee will be charged in all terms after passing the threshold number of credits until a degree is awarded to the student. Appeal procedures and other exceptions to this fee are outlined in the catalog and administered by the office of Cashiering & Student Accounts on a case-by-case basis.

Federal financial aid funds cannot be used to pay the excess credit fees. For this reason, it is possible for a federal financial aid recipient to receive a refund for the amount of financial aid proceeds after tuition and fees are paid for the term, but still owe a balance to UNLV for the amount of total excess credit fees charged to the student for that term.