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Student Support

We know that it’s difficult to focus on your studies if you have more pressing basic needs. UNLV provides a variety of services that support students with issues such as food, housing, or transportation insecurity, child care, medical and mental health needs, and digital/technology access.

UNLV HOPE Scholars Program (For Housing Insecure Students)

The UNLV HOPE Scholars Program is designed to help secure housing, academic, material, and financial support for students experiencing homelessness.

UNLV Fostering Scholars Program

The UNLV Fostering Scholars Program is designed to support students with a history in the foster care system with what they require in order to ensure successful graduation and stability.

HOPE Resources

HOPE Resources support students experiencing food and housing insecurity and foster alumni, connecting them to on- and off-campus resources.

Student Support Spot

The Student Support Spot offers nonperishable food packages, toiletry items, and in-person guidance to students facing basic needs challenges such as housing, food, and transportation insecurity, and needs related to mental health, child care, and digital access. Hosted jointly by the UNLV Graduate College and Career Services (in cooperation with the Office of Service Learning & Leadership), the first Student Support Spot is located at the University Gateway Building (4700 S. Maryland Pkwy.) on the second floor in the Welcome Center. The space is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, contact the Gateway Student Support Spot at

UNLV Cares Food Pantry

The year-round UNLV Food Pantry provides non-perishable items to university students, staff, and faculty who need additional food.

SNAP Benefit Program

If you have SNAP benefits you can use them at the POD located in the Student Union.

Reduced-Cost Bus Passes

The U-pass is a discounted transit pass for students, faculty, and staff (with valid UNLV Rebel Card) to save up to 68% on public transportation.

Student Counseling and Psychological Services

Student Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) provides a variety of services to help students address mental health concerns to make the most out of the college experience.

Child Care Options

  • The UNLV/CSUN Preschool, located in the Lynn Bennett Early Childhood Education Center, offers students a variety of schedules and year-round care at a reduced rate, but space is limited. Ages served are 6 weeks to 5 years (Pre-K).
  • The State of Nevada offers a Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Program that assists low-income families, families receiving temporary public assistance, and those transitioning from public assistance in obtaining child care so they can work.
  • The UNLV Graduate Access Childcare Scholarship is available in an effort to offer competitive, need-based scholarship funding to admitted/enrolled graduate students with young dependents and have documented financial need.

Technology Loan Program

The Office of Information Technology, in partnership with the Lied Library, has a limited number of devices available for currently enrolled students to borrow for the semester. Laptops, desktops, and webcams can be checked out by submitting a request form to address your specific needs.

Reduced-Cost Internet Service

The federal government helps eligible households pay for high-speed internet at home. The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) can assist students with access to high-speed internet.

Emergency Funds

A number of university divisions/colleges offer student emergency funds, including the SOS Fund for all students, and the Graduate College Emergency Retention Grants for graduate/professional students. Please check with your college to determine if other emergency funds are available. Most programs have limited funds, and applications are accepted until the funds are depleted.

Student Health Center

The Student Health Center offers a variety of medical and health care services, including treatment for injuries/illnesses, immunizations, and lab and pharmacy services. It is conveniently located on campus.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

The Financial Aid & Scholarships Office assists students in obtaining financial aid. Financial aid helps students with college costs, which includes tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies. There are several types of aid, including scholarships, grants, work-study, and loans. The office also offers student emergency loans.

Jean Nidetch CARE Center

The Jean Nidetch CARE (Campus Anti-Violence Advocacy, Resources, & Empowerment) Center provides free and confidential support services to members of the UNLV community who have been impacted by sexual assault, relationship abuse, family violence and/or stalking. Programs and services are available to people of all identities and regardless of status.

UNLV Support Team

The UNLV Support Team connects students to academic support and wellness services, including housing, food, or financial insecurity resources. Members of the UNLV community may request the team’s support for any individual they identify as needing intervention.

YOU @ UNLV Portal

The online utility pools support resources in one user-friendly interface with the goal of supporting students throughout their time at UNLV. The portal assesses student wellness, allows students to set goals, and links them to resources to help them achieve those benchmarks.


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