The Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships is here to help assist all students attending UNLV. Students who are considered DACA, immigrant, or international may receive consideration for select financial aid programs by completing the Alternate Need Form. Funding is limited, and not all students may be offered aid.

How To Apply

The Alternate Need Form for the 2022-2023 academic year is currently being accepted. Applications for the 2023-2024 academic year will open on October 1, 2022. Complete the 2023-2024 Alternate Need Form before the November 15, 2022 priority deadline.   

You can complete the Alternate Need Form as early as October 1 for the following academic year. You should complete the form as soon as possible since financial aid and scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis while funds are available. The priority deadline for consideration for most UNLV scholarships and grants is November 15 of each year.

View Financial Aid Deadlines

How To Submit

Please submit your Alternate Need Form to the Self-Service Help Center by logging in with your ACE account.

Tips and Advice

The largest financial aid funding sources are derived from programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965. Students considered DACA, immigrants, and international students are not eligible for federal financial aid programs. Finding additional funds outside of UNLV applicable to your situation will likely require effort and exploration on your part.

Consider reputable free scholarship searches online. Many non-UNLV scholarship opportunities are available where U.S. Citizenship is not required.

Beware of scholarship scams. You should not have to pay money to obtain a scholarship. The Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships cannot recommend any particular search engine since there is no way to monitor the plethora of online resources for validity.

Financial Aid Counselors are available to help provide advice. The Family Educational Rights to Privacy Act protects your personal circumstances and information. The law protects your educational record.

UNLV Offers A Payment Plan

The Cashiering & Student Accounts Office offers a monthly payment plan for all students. This may be a good option to spread out your tuition and fee charges over several months and remain in good financial standing with UNLV.

Learn About Payment Plans

Resources

TheDream.US

UNLV has teamed up with TheDream.US, the nation's largest college access and success program for immigrant youth, to provide scholarships for Nevada's immigrant youth to achieve their higher education goals. The organization's eligibility criteria opens applications to DREAMers who have DACA, TPS (temporary protective services) or who came to the country before November 1, 2016, before the age of 16, and otherwise meet the DACA eligibility criteria.

The UNLV Undocumented Student Program

The UNLV Undocumented Student Program (USP) provides support services to undocumented students and mixed-status families on our campus.

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

Resources are available for individuals affected by recent Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program rulings.