Graduate Tuition and Graduate Assistantship

Graduate Tuition and Fees

Tuition Calculator: You can find a general estimate of the tuition and fees you can expect to pay in the upcoming semester using the tuition calculator.

Two significant costs that you may be able to avoid are non-resident tuition fees and student health insurance. Graduate students taking nine or more credits per semester are required to provide proof of existing alternate health insurance coverage or purchase student health insurance through UNLV. Health insurance will automatically be billed to your student account unless you complete a waiver before the beginning of each academic year (or your first semester of enrollment). Find more information on the Graduate Student Health Insurance page. Also, all new graduate students, regardless of past affiliation with UNLV, will enter as non-residents. Non-resident fees will be added to your bill until you complete a Nevada Residency Application and are approved as a Nevada resident. Please see the Graduate College website for information on residency.

If you have questions about tuition, please visit the Cashiering and Student Accounts website. This website tells you the tuition and fees for the current semester, options for payment, and other policies.

The Graduate College also offers numerous scholarships for graduate students.

Scholarships

Scholarship funding is limited at the graduate level, however it is important to apply to be considered. All department of accounting and Lee Business School scholarships require a common application. Information about the LEE Scholarships can be found at the Scholarship Overview page.

The Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA) also offers scholarships for graduate students.

Financial Assistance

Financial assistance can be an integral part of a student's education regardless of the level of education achieved. The Lee Business School, Financial Aid and Scholarships office, and Graduate College offer several forms of financial aid that includes loans, grants, scholarships, fellowships and graduate assistantships to assist master’s students to obtain a degree.

Apply for Lee Business School Scholarships

The Lee Business School is accepting scholarship applications. To apply, business students must complete the Lee Business School scholarship application and a FAFSA form for the upcoming school year. For more information, visit the scholarship website.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

You must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online to be considered for Federal Direct Stafford Loans or Lee Business School Scholarships. While financial aid packages are offered to admitted students, all applicants are advised to file their FAFSA by February 1 for priority consideration. The fall semester deadline to submit your FAFSA is May 1. Students filing the FAFSA after May 1 should be prepared to pay their bill, or set up a payment plan. Financial aid funds can then be received as a refund. Visit Financial Aid & Scholarships to apply.

Most students who apply for financial aid will qualify for loans, but other financial aid may be available so it is important to file your FAFSA. The UNLV financial aid school code is 002569. Applicants having questions about the financial aid process, loan programs, or estimated costs also may contact the UNLV Financial Aid & Scholarships Office at 702-895-3424 or email sfsssc@unlv.edu.

Nevada Residency Status

For tuition purposes, all new graduate students are classified out-of-state until Nevada residency is determined via the residency application process. This includes students who were classified as in-state while earning their undergraduate degree at UNLV. In order to obtain Nevada residency, you must download the residency application and submit it along with the required supporting documentation by the first day of the semester in which you are applying for residency. Residency is determined by the UNLV admissions office.

Get more information regarding residency requirements.

Graduate Assistantships

A graduate assistantship provides a higher level of financial support and cannot be combined with other employment. Graduate assistantship positions are available on a competitive basis to students admitted to any graduate degree program. The deadline to apply for Graduate Assistant positions is March 1. Information about the GA can be found on the link below.

Applications may be accepted after this date in the event of an unexpected opening for the fall semester. In rare cases in which an assistantship is available for the spring semester, the application deadline is Nov. 1.