DACA, Immigrant and International Students

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. Funding is limited and not all students may be offered an award. The chart below describes select financial aid programs of interest:

Consideration for Select UNLV Financial Aid Programs

Program Undergraduate DACA or Immigrant Student Graduate DACA or Immigrant Student Undergraduate International Student Graduate International Student
Western Undergraduate Exchange Program (WUE) Yes, automatic consideration if graduated from U.S. high school. No application. No Yes, automatic consideration if graduated from U.S. high school. No application. No
Rebel Challenge Scholarship Program Yes, automatic consideration if graduated from U.S. high school. No application. No Yes, automatic consideration if graduated from U.S. high school. No application. No
UNLV institutional scholarship programs with ACT, SAT, high school GPA, high school class rank or national merit consideration components Yes No Yes if graduated from U.S. high school No
UNLV Foundation Scholarship Programs Yes: Unless donor requires U.S. Citizenship Yes: Unless donor requires U.S. Citizenship Yes: Unless donor requires U.S. Citizenship Yes: Unless donor requires U.S. Citizenship
UNLV Grant Program Yes No Yes: Unless government sponsor is paying educational costs No
UNLV Differential Tuition Scholarship Programs Yes Yes Yes: Unless government sponsor is paying educational costs Yes: Unless government sponsor is paying educational costs
Governor Kenny Guinn Millennium Scholarship Program Yes No No No
Private Student Loans Maybe: Depends upon the lender and usually requires a U.S. Citizen as co-signer Maybe: Depends upon the lender and usually requires a U.S. Citizen as co-signer Maybe: Depends upon the lender and usually requires a U.S. Citizen as co-signer Maybe: Depends upon the lender and usually requires a U.S. Citizen as co-signer
All Federal Title IV Aid Programs: Pell grant, SEOG grant, TEACH grant, work study, federal student loans, etc. No No No No

The examples provided have other criteria for consideration. Please refer to the Financial Aid & Scholarships web site for more detail. Not all students who apply for scholarships and grants will receive a scholarship or grant. Funding is limited to first come, first served and meeting application deadlines for consideration.

How To Apply

Financial aid applications are now being accepted for the 2017-2018 school year. Apply and complete the 2017-2018 Alternate Need Determination Form by the May 15, 2017 priority deadline. The Alternate Need Determination Form will consider you for fall semester 2017 and spring semester 2018 financial aid opportunities.

Please note the 2018-2019 school year will have an earlier deadline of November 1, 2017. This application will not be available until October 2, 2017.

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 Title IV 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 using the Internet. There are many non-UNLV scholarship opportunities available where U.S. Citizenship is not a requirement. Also review lower value scholarships. Ten, $100 scholarships are the same value as one, $1,000 scholarship.

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

Save time. Try setting up Internet search engines to alert you to new content posted to the Web. Let the Internet do the scholarship searching and forward information to you automatically.

Financial aid counselors are available within the office to help provide advice. We are here to help all students. Your personal circumstances and information are protected under the Family Educational Rights to Privacy Act. The law protects your educational record.

UNLV Offers A Payment Plan

The Cashiering and Student Accounts Office offers 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. Please visit the Payment Plans page for more information.