Estimate Your Basic College Costs
If you would like to live within on-campus housing at UNLV, please review the web site of the Office of Housing & Residence Life for actual housing costs. The Financial Aid & Scholarships Office estimates on-campus housing costs early in the school year before actual on-campus housing costs have been determined. Estimated costs by the Financial Aid & Scholarships Office will likely vary from the actual on-campus housing costs. Please visit the housing site for current on-campus housing cost information.
Your basic college expenses are calculated by using rules established by the U.S. Department of Education. Factors are determined from student surveys, UNLV's Center for Business and Economic Research, and the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce's Composite Cost of Living Index. The cost of attendance varies depending on housing status (on campus, off campus, commuter), program of study (undergraduate, graduate, law, dental), state of residency, and total credit hours of enrollment each semester.
Basic Costs Are:
- A modest value for room and board
- Miscellaneous personal costs
- Transportation costs (gas, oil, maintenance)
- Child care expenses
If you have a car payment, credit card debt, mortgage payment, cellular phone bill, cable TV, Internet connections, etc., the U.S. Department of Education does not account for these expenses. Be sure to add your unique monthly bills to the estimated costs.