About the Program

The UNLV Tuition+ Program is a need-based program for in-state undergraduate students. In conjunction with UNLV scholarships and state and federal aid, it provides most eligible Nevada residents the equivalent of 12-15 credit hours of course fees each semester plus another $1,000 for books for the school year.

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The UNLV Tuition+ Award Program is provided in two parts. One part covers any course fees remaining for most students after federal grants, waivers, third-party payments, state grants, 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.

Initial Criteria

  • Be a Nevada resident, DACA Nevada resident, or Undocumented Nevada resident
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Alternate Need Form (ANF) each year by the November 15 priority deadline
  • Have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) between 0 and 6206
  • Admitted to UNLV by November 15 and start in the fall semester
  • Enroll in at least 12 credits per semester

Renewability Criteria

  • Maintain a cumulative 2.0 or higher GPA
  • Have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) within the requisite range that would qualify a student for the Pell Grant.

     

UNLV Tuition+ Frequently Asked Questions

What is paid by my Tuition+ (Fees)?

Tuition+ (Fees) will cover any course-related fees for up to 15 credits for most students in fall or spring, that are not already covered by other UNLV scholarships, waivers, third-party payments, state funds, federal grants, and other federal benefits. If any of the aforementioned aid equals or exceeds course fees, then students will not receive any Tuition+ (Fees). Students will, however, still receive Tuition+ (Books) funds.

What is paid by my Tuition+ (Books)?

Tuition+ (Books) is paid in the amount of $500 per fall or spring semester in which you qualify for Tuition+. Because these funds are intended to assist with purchasing books and supplies for classes, we encourage students to enroll in direct deposit using the My Account tile in MyUNLV. This will get funding to students more quickly so that they can purchase books earlier. Note that this $500 amount will not be increased if books are more expensive, but at the same time, we will not reduce the $500 if books are less expensive.

Why has my Tuition+ (Fees) been reduced?

Tuition+ (Fees) may be reduced when other aid has been added to your financial aid package. Types of aid that can reduce Tuition+ (Fees) include UNLV Scholarships, waivers, third-party payments, state funds, federal grants, and other federal benefits.

When will my Tuition+ (Fees) disburse?

Because students may add and drop classes for the first week of the semester, their course fees may also change. For this reason, Tuition+ (Fees) will not pay to a student’s account until shortly after the first week. Before that time the amount may be periodically recalculated if course fees have changed. Provided full-time status is maintained in 12 or more credits, Tuition+ (Fees) will still be counted as anticipated financial aid toward a student’s outstanding charges. Note that dropping below full-time status on or after the payment deadline may risk the loss of Tuition+ (fees) eligibility.

When will my Tuition+ (Books) disburse?

In order to facilitate purchasing books and supplies prior to the start of classes, Tuition+ (Books) will pay to a student’s account approximately 10 days prior to the beginning of the semester. It will not pay any charges but will result in a refund being issued. Dropping below full-time status on or after the payment deadline will not impact your Tuition+ (Books) funds already disbursed.

Do I have to be eligible for the Federal Pell Grant to qualify for Tuition+?

More precisely, a student must have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) calculated when filing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Alternate Need Form (ANF), within the range that would qualify a student for a Pell Grant. This means even FAFSA-ineligible students may receive Tuition+, as well as FAFSA-eligible students who have exhausted their Pell Grant eligibility.

I received notification that I was selected by the U.S. Department of Education for verification. Can I still receive Tuition+?

Yes, provided the verification process is completed, and the student’s EFC remains in the Pell Grant-eligible range. If the student has been selected for verification, Tuition+ will not be offered until verification is complete. The date the FAFSA or ANF is filed is the application date we will use to confirm the priority deadline is met, even if verification is completed later.

Is it important that I apply by the financial aid priority deadline each year?

Absolutely. Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the Alternate Need Form (ANF) if not FAFSA-eligible, by the priority deadline each year. This deadline is usually set as November 15. Tuition+ funding is limited, so the earlier students apply, the better. The FAFSA and ANF become available for the following academic year on October 1.

I am a transfer student with 90 transfer credits. Do I receive an additional 135 credit hours of eligibility for this program?

No. The remaining eligibility for this program would be 135 credit hours minus the 90 transfer credits, or 45 credits. If not all transfer credits apply to s student’s academic program at UNLV, students may submit an appeal to extend eligibility past 135 credits. If a student has exceeded or will soon exceed 135 credits and would like to appeal, please contact the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships through the Self-Service Help Center to request consideration.

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What if my GPA drops below 2.00?

If a student’s cumulative GPA falls below the required 2.00, they will automatically receive a one-semester grace period in which to raise their GPA. If after the grace period the GPA is still below 2.00, eligibility is lost until the GPA is raised to 2.00 or higher. The student may also appeal for special consideration if the low GPA was due to extenuating circumstances. If there is an extenuating circumstance and the student would like to appeal, they can contact the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships through the Self-Service Help Center to request consideration.

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What if I do not enroll full-time or take a semester off?

If a student must enroll in fewer than 12 credits in fall or spring, eligibility for Tuition+ is not lost permanently. It will be lost for the semester(s) in which the student is enrolled less than full-time or is not enrolled. When the student resumes full-time enrollment, their Tuition+ will be reinstated. If extenuating circumstances will require that a student enrolls less than full-time, the student may submit an appeal to receive a prorated amount of Tuition+. If there is an extenuating circumstance and the student would like to appeal, please contact the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships through the Self-Service Help Center to request consideration.

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