When choosing a college, the cost is often a deciding factor. Use our calculators and worksheets below to determine your tuition and fees, how much you need to save, and how much aid you'll need. The information below reflects a 15-credit semester for undergraduate students and a 9-credit semester for graduate students.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees are a portion of the total cost of attending college, and your residency status is an essential factor. The table below estimates tuition and fees based on a 15-credit undergraduate course load and a 9-credit graduate course load. Tuition and fees for the law school, dental school, and summer term differ from standard student fees.

Tuition and fees are established by the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) Board of Regents and are subject to change without notice. For a complete listing, reference Chapter 7 – Tuition and Fees, of the NSHE Procedures and Guidelines Manual.

NSHE Predictable Pricing Program

In order to allow students and parents to appropriately budget for college costs in advance, the Nevada Board of Regents has approved a Predictable Pricing Program. This program provides the cost of base tuition fees for a four-year period.

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2022-2023 Tuition and Fees

Fall and Spring Semesters

(source: Cashiering and Student Accounts)

Residency Status Level Semester Cost Yearly Cost
Nevada Resident Undergraduate $4,629 $9,102*
Graduate $3,452 $6,869*
Nonresident** Undergraduate $12,900 $25,644*
Graduate $11,723 $23,411*
*New students pay a one-time fee of $155 for undergraduate students and $120 for graduate students.
**Nonresident calculations include an $8,271 fee per semester.
Graduate students are charged an additional mandatory health insurance fee of $1,225 for fall and $1,775 for spring. The mandatory health insurance fee is not included in calculations.
International students studying on an F1 visa pay a fee of $145 fee per semester and are charged an additional mandatory health insurance fee per semester.
 

2023-2024 Tuition and Fees

Fall and Spring Semesters

(source: Cashiering and Student Accounts)

Residency Status Level Semester Cost Yearly Cost
Nevada Resident Undergraduate $4,727 $9,299*
Graduate $3,607 $7,094*
Nonresident** Undergraduate $13,205 $26,255*
Graduate $12,085 $24,050*
*New students pay a one-time fee of $155 for undergraduate students and $120 for graduate students.
**Nonresident calculations include an $8,478 fee per semester.
Graduate students are charged an additional mandatory health insurance fee of $1,225 for fall and $1,775 for spring. The mandatory health insurance fee is not included in calculations.
International students studying on an F1 visa pay a fee of $145 fee per semester and are charged an additional mandatory health insurance fee per semester.
 

All College Costs

Your college expenses are calculated by using rules established by the U.S. Department of Education. Factors are determined from student surveys, UNLV's Center for Business and Economic Research, and the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce Composite Cost of Living Index. The cost of attendance varies depending on housing status, the program of study, state of residency, and total credit hours of enrollment each semester.

2023-2024 Cost of Attendance Estimates for Undergraduate Students

Fall and Spring Semesters

Cost Living Off Campus Living With Parents and Commuting Living On Campus
Tuition and Fees (15 credits) $9,299* $9,299* $9,299*
Housing & Utilities $7,678 $5,282 $6,480
(source: unlv.edu/housing)
Food $5,032 $1,540 $5,032
(source: unlv.edu/housing)
Books & Supplies $1,240 $1,240 $1,240
Transportation $2,540 $2,540 $1,142
Miscellaneous $2,908 $2,908 $2,908
Nevada Residents
Total Estimated Expenses
$28,697 $22,809 $26,101
Nonresidents**
Total Estimated Expenses
$46,861 $40,973 $44,265
*New undergraduate students pay a one-time fee of $155.
**Nonresidents calculations include a $16,956 fee plus estimated travel expenses.

2023-2024 Cost of Attendance Estimates for Graduate Students

Fall and Spring Semesters

Cost Living Off Campus Living On Campus
Tuition and Fees (9 credits) $7,094* $7,094*
Housing & Utilities $16,092 $6,480
(source: unlv.edu/housing)
Food $5,032 $5,032
(source: unlv.edu/housing)
Books & Supplies $1,240 $1,240
Transportation $2,540 $1,142
Miscellaneous $2,908 $2,908
Nevada Residents
Total Estimated Expenses
$34,906 $23,896
Nonresidents**
Total Estimated Expenses
$53,070 $42,060
*New graduate students pay a one-time fee of $120.
**Nonresidents calculations include a $16,956 fee plus estimated travel expenses.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

We are here to help you finance your education. In the 2020-2021 academic year, nearly 87% of UNLV undergraduates qualified for financial assistance. There are many options to lower your out-of-pocket costs through scholarships, grants, and work-study programs.

To receive priority consideration for most UNLV scholarships and grants, you must be admitted to UNLV and complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Alternative Need Determination Form by November 15.

We have provided cost-of-attendance and financial-aid calculators to help you estimate your college costs.