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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2021-2022 Tuition and Fees

Fall and Spring Semesters

(source: Cashiering and Student Accounts)

Residency Status Level Semester Cost1 Yearly Cost
Nevada Resident Undergraduate $4,524 $8,8931
Graduate3 $3,375 $6,7161
Nonresident2 Undergraduate $12,569 $24,9841
Graduate $11,421 $22,8071

1New students pay an additional one-time fee of $155 for undergraduate students and $35 for graduate students.
2Nonresident totals include a $8,046 fee per semester.
3Graduate Students are charged an additional mandatory health insurance fee of $1,181 for fall and $1,712 for spring.

International students studying on an F1 visa will be assessed an additional fee of $145 fee per semester and additional mandatory health insurance.

2022-2023 Tuition and Fees

Fall and Spring Semesters

(source: Cashiering and Student Accounts)

Residency Status Level Semester Cost1 Yearly Cost
Nevada Resident Undergraduate $4,629 $9,1021
Graduate3 $3,452 $6,8691
Nonresident2 Undergraduate $12,890 $25,6441
Graduate $11,723 $23,4111

1New students pay an additional one-time fee of $155 for undergraduate students and $35 for graduate students.
2Nonresident totals include a $8,271 fee per semester.
3Graduate Students are charged an additional mandatory health insurance fee of $1,181 for fall and $1,712 for spring.

International students studying on an F1 visa will be assessed an additional fee of $145 fee per semester and additional mandatory health insurance.

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.

2021-2022 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)1 $8,893 $8,893 $8,893
Housing & Utilities $6,398 $4,402 $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 $2,934 $2,934 $1,264
Miscellaneous $3,662 $3,662 $3,662
Nevada Residents
Total Estimated Expenses
$28,159 $22,671 $26,571
Nonresidents2
Total Estimated Expenses
$45,459 $39,971 $43,871

1New undergraduate students pay an additional one-time fee of $155.
2Nonresidents pay a $16,092 fee plus estimated travel expenses.

2021-2022 Cost of Attendance Estimates for Graduate Students

Fall and Spring Semesters

Cost Living Off Campus Living On Campus
Tuition and Fees (9 credits)1 $6,716 $6,716
Housing & Utilities $12,612 $6,480
(source: unlv.edu/housing)
Food $5,032 $5,032
(source: unlv.edu/housing)
Books & Supplies $1,240 $1,240
Transportation $2,934 $1,264
Miscellaneous $3,662 $3,662
Nevada Residents
Total Estimated Expenses
$32,196 $24,394
Nonresidents2
Total Estimated Expenses
$49,496 $41,694

1New graduate students pay an additional one-time fee of $35.
2Nonresidents pay a $16,092 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. Through scholarships, grants, and work-study programs, there are many options to lower your out-of-pocket costs.

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.