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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.

Read more about these services below or reach out to the UNLV Support Team for more information. You can also complete a form to request a variety of services at How Can We Help?

UNLV HOPE Scholars Program

The UNLV HOPE Scholars Program is designed to help secure housing and academic/financial support for local unaccompanied homeless youth who are graduating high school and planning to attend UNLV.

HOPE Resources

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

UNLV Cares Food Pantry

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

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

UNLV, in partnership with Cox Communications offers the Cox Cares program. Currently enrolled students who do not have Cox services where they currently reside can take advantage of this program.

Emergency Funds

A number of university divisions/colleges offer student emergency funds, including the SOS Fund or 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.