UNLV Signature

An academic scholarship for undergraduate students, in recognition of their academic achievements. To be considered, students must be both admitted to UNLV and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Alternate Need Form by the priority deadline. There is no additional application process.

  • Audience: In- and out-of-state undergraduate students
  • Renewable: Up to 135 credits with a cumulative GPA of 2.00
  • Stackable: Yes
  • FAFSA or Alternate Need and Admissions Priority Deadline: November 15
  • Academic Course Load: Full-Time (12 or more credits each semester)
  • Type: Academic scholarship
  • Amount: Varies

UNLV Opportunity

A scholarship for undergraduate students based on academic achievement and financial need. To be considered, students must be both admitted to UNLV and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Alternate Need Form by the priority deadline. There is no additional application process.

  • Audience: In- and out-of-state undergraduate students
  • Renewable: Up to 135 credits with a cumulative GPA of 2.00
  • Stackable: Yes
  • FAFSA or Alternate Need and Admissions Priority Deadline: November 15
  • Academic Course Load: Full-Time (12 or more credits each semester)
  • Type: Need-based scholarship
  • Amount: Varies

UNLV Tuition+

A need-based program for undergraduate students. It provides most Nevada residents equivalent to 12-15 credit hours of course fees each semester in conjunction with UNLV scholarships and state and federal aid, plus another $1,000 for books for the school year.

  • Audience: In-state, undergraduate students
  • Renewable: Need-based with a cumulative GPA of 2.00
  • Stackable: Tuition+ is provided in two parts. One part covers any course fees remaining for most students after federal grants, waivers, third-party payments, state grants, and UNLV scholarships, and UNLV grants have been paid to the student account, up to 15 credits. The second part provides a stipend directly to students in the amount of $500 in both fall and spring.
  • FAFSA or Alternate Need Form and Admissions Priority Deadline: November 15
  • Type: Need-Based Scholarship
  • Amount: Varies course fees; $1,000 Tuition+ Book Stipend for the school year
  • Other Requirements: Must have an Expected Family Contribution between 0 and 6206; must start in the fall semester; and enroll a minimum of 12 credits per semester.

Governor Guinn Millennium Scholarship (GGMS)

(Administered by the Nevada State Treasurer’s Office NVIGATE) – A merit-based scholarship available to Nevada high school graduates that pays up to a lifetime total of $10,000. It is allocated per credit hour for up to 15 credit hours each semester. Students receiving the Millennium Scholarship at UNLV will receive $80 per enrolled credit hour.

  • Audience: In-state undergraduate students
  • Renewable: Yes, up to $10,000
  • Stackable: Yes
  • FAFSA or Alternate Need Form and Admissions Priority Deadline: November 15
  • Type: Academic scholarship
  • Amount: Between $960–$1,200 per semester
  • Other Requirements: Enroll and complete a minimum of 12 credits each semester; and earn a 2.75 GPA each semester.

Valedictorian Scholarship

A scholarship for eligible incoming first-year students who are ranked number one on their high school transcript at the time of admission.

  • Audience: First-year students
  • Renewable: Up to 135 credits with a cumulative GPA of 2.00
  • Stackable: Yes
  • FAFSA or Alternate Need Form and Admissions Priority Deadline: November 15
  • Type: Academic Scholarship 
  • Amount: $1,000

President’s Scholarship

A scholarship for eligible incoming first-year students selected as National Merit Semifinalists who have designated UNLV as their number one school choice.

  • Audience: First-year Students
  • Renewable: Up to 135 credits with a cumulative GPA of 2.00
  • Stackable: Yes
  • FAFSA or Alternate Need Form and Admissions Priority Deadline: November 15
  • Type: Academic scholarship
  • Amount: $10,000
  • Other Requirements: Must list UNLV as the number one school choice.

Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)

WUE represents the value of significant tuition savings versus full out-of-state charges. WUE students are charged at 150% of the in-state rate.

  • Audience: Undergraduate students
  • Renewable: Up to 135 credits with a cumulative GPA of 2.00
  • Stackable: Yes
  • FAFSA or Alternate Need Form and Admissions Priority Deadline: November 15
  • Type: Academic scholarship
  • Amount: 150% of the in-state tuition rate
  • All students must start in the fall semester and enroll in at least 12 credit hours (full-time) each semester
  • First-year students must live in a UNLV residence hall during their first year
  • Transfer students must not exceed 90 transfer credits
  • Must reside in one of the following locations: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Marshall Islands, and Palau.

External Scholarships

External scholarships are available each year from organizations not affiliated with UNLV. These organizations determine the criteria and deadlines for their scholarship, so read through all information carefully. The best time to apply for external scholarships is at the end of the calendar year before each fall semester. External scholarships are disbursed according to UNLV and the scholarship agency’s guidelines.