UNLV Designated: Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI) Title III
An Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI) is an institution of higher education that is eligible under section 312(b) of the Higher Education Act and at the time of application, have an enrollment of undergraduate students who are Asian American or Native American Pacific Islander that is not less than 10%.
The purpose the AANAPISI program is to “Provide grants and related assistance to AANAPISI serving institutions to enable such institutions to improve and expand their capacity to serve Asian American and Native Americans Pacific Islanders and low-income students” (84.031L; 84.382B).
As an AANAPISI, UNLV aims to increase retention, persistence, and completion rates and to expand its capacity to offer web-based undergraduate courses in computer science. Key services include academic tutoring; counseling (i.e., academic, undergraduate financial aid, career, and graduate/professional school admissions and financial aid); frequent, ongoing academic-progress monitoring; and financial-literacy instruction.
In 2013, UNLV became an eligible Title III institution by the Department of Education. UNLV was awarded Nevada’s first Title III grant in 2015 (AANAPISI Part A). UNLV received a second grant (AANAPISI Part F) in 2016. In 2020, UNLV received its third Title III AANAPISI Part A grant that will serve more than 1,000 UNLV students (low-income, first-generation, and those who need academic support) over the five-year grant period.
The Center provides information about UNLV services and assistance for eligible students under the Title III grant.