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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2020-2021 Tuition and Fees

Fall and Spring Semesters

(source: Cashiering and Student Accounts)

Residency Status Level Semester Cost1 Yearly Cost
Nevada Resident Undergraduate $4,3621 $8,604
Graduate3 $3,2761 $6,517
Nonresident2 Undergraduate $12,1891 $24,258
Graduate $11,1031 $22,171

1New students pay an additional one-time fee of $120 for undergraduate students and $35 for graduate students.
2Nonresident totals include a $7,827 fee per semester.
3Graduate Students at 9 credits with mandatory health insurance Fall $1,080.02 and Spring $1,566.77.

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 $1,080.02 for fall and $1,566.77 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.

2020-2021 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) Expenses1 $8,604 $8,604 $8,604
Rent and Utilities Expenses $5,816 $2,036 $5,892
(source: unlv.edu/housing)
Food Expense $5,014 $1,540 $5,032
(source: unlv.edu/housing)
Books and Supplies Expenses $1,240 $1,240 $1,240
Transportation $2,934 $2,934 $706
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $3,822 $3,822 $3,822
Nevada Residents
Total Estimated Expenses
$27,430 $20,176 $25,296
Nonresidents2
Total Estimated Expenses
$43,084 $35,830 $40,950

1New undergraduate students pay an additional one-time fee of $120.
2Nonresidents pay a $15,051 fee plus estimated travel expenses.

2020-2021 Cost of Attendance Estimates for Graduate Students

Fall and Spring Semesters

Cost Living Off Campus Living On Campus
Tuition and Fees (9 credits) Expenses1 $6,517 $6,517
Rent & Utility Expenses $11,466 $5,892
(source: unlv.edu/housing)
Food Expenses $5,014 $5,032
(source: unlv.edu/housing)
Books & Supplies Expenses $1,240 $1,240
Transportation Expenses $2,934 $706
Misc. Personal Expenses $3,982 $3,982
Nevada Residents
Total Estimated Expenses
$31,153 $23,369
Nonresidents2&3
Total Estimated Expenses
$46,807 $39,023

1New graduate students pay an additional one-time fee of $35.
2Nonresidents pay a $15,051 fee plus estimated travel expenses.
3Graduate Students at 9 credits with mandatory health insurance Fall $1,080.02 and Spring $1,566.77

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.