Financial Assistance

The Executive MBA program at UNLV is a significant investment in your future. Your degree is an asset that will generate financial returns for years to come. Financial assistance can be an integral part of a student's education, regardless of the level of education achieved.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Many of our self- and partially self-sponsored Executive MBA students apply for student loans to assist them in financing their education. Almost everyone, regardless of their income, can qualify for some type of financial aid. Most students will qualify for loans. Students may qualify for some subsidized funds that do not accrue interest while in school, as well as unsubsidized loans, which do accrue interest.

Stafford Loans are offered at interest rates lower than consumer loans and repayment begins six months after graduation, or six months after enrollment drops to less than half-time status. The most common option is the Federal Direct Student Loan program. Eligible students can apply for up to $20,500 per academic year under the Federal Direct Loan program. This loan is disbursed in three installments (1/3 in the summer semester, 1/3 in the fall semester and the other 1/3 in the spring semester).

The Grad PLUS program is a non-need-based federal loan that allows graduate students to borrow up to the full cost of attendance, minus any other financial aid they are receiving. This program may be of interest to students who need additional assistance to pay educational costs after other forms of aid have been awarded. These loans are contingent upon creditworthiness or require a creditworthy co-borrower.

The first step in applying for loans is completing your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

While financial aid packages are offered to admitted students, all applicants are advised to file their FAFSA by November 1 for priority consideration.

The UNLV financial aid school code is 002569. Applicants who have questions about the financial aid process, loan programs, or estimated costs may also contact the UNLV Financial Aid & Scholarships at 702-895-3424 or email Additional information is available on the UNLV financial aid website.

We strongly recommend you contact our office if you will be a self-sponsored student to discuss the options available to you. We also recommend that you speak to your accountant or tax advisor about the tax consequences and benefits (such as credits, deductions, and tax treatment of student loan interest and employer financial support) of continuing your education.