Tuition and College Costs

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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Current Tuition and Fees

(source: Cashiering and Student Accounts)

Residency Status Level Semester Cost* Yearly Cost
Nevada Resident Undergraduate $4,086 $8,291*
Graduate*** $3,081 $6,197*
Nonresident** Undergraduate $11,611 $23,342*
Graduate $10,606 $21,247*

*New students pay an additional one-time fee of $120 for undergraduate students and $35 for graduate students.
**Nonresident totals include a $7,525.50 fee per semester.
***Graduate students are charged an additional mandatory health insurance fee of $1,029.57 for fall and $1,493.58 for spring.

International students studying on an F1 visa will be assessed an additional fee of $145 fee per semester and an additional mandatory health insurance fee of $1,029.57 for fall and $1,493.58 for spring.

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.

2019-2020 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) Expenses* $8,291 $8,291 $8,291
Rent and Utilities Expenses $5,680 $1,988 $5,860
(source: unlv.edu/housing)
Food Expense $4,318 $1,312 $5,032
(source: unlv.edu/housing)
Books and Supplies Expenses $1,250 $1,250 $1,250
Transportation $2,766 $2,766 $674
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $3,466 $3,466 $3,466
Nevada Residents
Total Estimated Expenses
$25,771 $19,073 $24,573
Nonresidents**
Total Estimated Expenses
$40,822 $34,124 $39,624

*New undergraduate students pay an additional one-time fee of $120.
**Nonresidents pay a $15,051 fee plus estimated travel expenses.

2019-2020 Cost of Attendance Estimates for Graduate Students

Fall and Spring Semesters

Cost Living Off Campus Living On Campus
Tuition and Fees (9 credits) Expenses* $6,197 $6,197
Rent & Utility Expenses $11,196 $5,860
(source: unlv.edu/housing)
Food Expenses $4,318 $5,032
(source: unlv.edu/housing)
Books & Supplies Expenses $1,250 $1,250
Transportation Expenses $2,766 $674
Misc. Personal Expenses $3,466 $3,466
Nevada Residents
Total Estimated Expenses
$29,193 $22,479
Nonresidents**
Total Estimated Expenses
$44,244 $37,530

*New graduate students pay an additional one-time fee of $35.
**Nonresidents pay a $15,051 fee plus estimated travel expenses.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

UNLV is here to help you finance your education. In 2018-2019, nearly 76 percent of UNLV students used loans, grants, scholarships, and work-study programs to help pay their college expenses. We have provided cost-of-attendance and financial-aid calculators to help you estimate your college costs.