Step 2: Review Your Eligibility For Scholarships
The majority of scholarships at UNLV are offered to students based upon automatic consideration. There are some donor scholarships that require a separate application and are offered through various UNLV Departments.
Step 3: Enroll In Direct Deposit
If your financial aid funds exceed your semester tuition and fee costs, you’ll receive a financial aid refund for the difference.
You're highly encouraged to enroll in direct deposit so the UNLV Cashiering & Student Accounts office can post funds directly to your bank account. You may sign up by logging in to MyUNLV. In the My Account tile, select "Enroll in Direct Deposit" to add your account information.
Step 4: Review Your Financial Aid Offer
Admitted students who complete the FAFSA for the specific academic year they are attending will be notified of their financial aid offer on a rolling, weekly basis. Check your MyUNLV online student account information regularly.
Admitted students selected for the verification process by the U.S. Department of Education will be notified of their financial aid offers once the verification process has been completed. If you receive a notification and are later selected for verification, your financial aid eligibility package may change once your verification has been completed. Be sure to check your MyUNLV for financial aid updates if this is the case.
Step 5: Apply for Summer Financial Aid
Students seeking financial aid during the summer semester are encouraged to complete a separate summer financial aid application.
Get more information about applying for summer financial aid.
Step 6: Other Important Information
Although the UNLV Office of Admissions does not require a social security number on your application for admission, you will need to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) if you plan to complete a FAFSA. You must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen to complete the FAFSA.
If you have already applied for admission and have not reported your SSN on your admission application, you may update your information with the Office of the Registrar located in the Student Services Center, Building C.
If you are a continuing student, you must be making Satisfactory Academic Progress to receive financial aid.
You must be enrolled in a degree-seeking program or qualified certificate program.
If you have previously attended another institution during the same academic year and received financial aid at that institution, it is your responsibility to inform the UNLV Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships. Receiving aid at another institution during the same academic year may impact your eligibility at UNLV.