UNLV and State of Nevada Grants

Learn about the state grant programs that UNLV participates in as well as their criteria. You must be a Nevada resident to qualify.

UNLV Grant

Award

  • Varies: $1,000 to $6,900

Initial Award Criteria

  • Based on exceptional financial need as determined by the FAFSA
  • Expected Family Contribution (EFC) from the FAFSA must be below $6,001
  • Limited funds available: Award priority is provided by students who completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by Nov. 1. New students must also be admitted to UNLV by Nov. 1
  • Can be offered to undergraduate students who are enrolled in 6 or more credits
  • Automatic consideration until funds expire
  • First baccalaureate degree
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen

Renewal

  • Up to 130 credit hours of consecutive enrollment
  • Enrolled in 6 or more credits
  • Limited funds are available with a valid FAFSA: Award priority is provided to previous award recipients who completed the FAFSA by Nov. 1 who have met the award parameters
  • Must be maintaining the financial aid satisfactory academic progress policy.

Nevada Bob Davis Scholarship/Grant

  • Based on financial need as determined by the FAFSA
  • Expected Family Contribution (EFC) from the FAFSA must be $0
  • First baccalaureate degree
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen and Nevada resident
  • Awards vary up to $800
  • Must be enrolled full time
  • Must have a 2.0 cumulative GPA
  • Priority FAFSA filing date of Nov. 1

UNLV Clark County Housing Grant

*Effective Fall 2019

Award Value

$4,000 per year ($2,000 per semester)

Application Procedures

  • There is no separate application to complete. Automatic consideration for this grant is provided under the assumption students meet the conditions for consideration and funds are available.
  • No student should assume he or she will be receiving this grant until an official award notice has been received from the UNLV Financial Aid & Scholarships Office. 
  • Selected students will be notified of an award within his or her MyUNLV Communication Center no earlier than July of that award year.

Initial Award Criteria

  • Students must be able to meet the UNLV academic admissions standards.
  • Students must be a Clark County resident
  • Students must have applied for Housing and have a signed contract by June 1st of the award year.
  • Students must have applied for traditional residence hall housing as defined by the Association of College and University Housing Officers for one of the following owned and operated UNLV residence halls:
    • Dayton Community
    • Tonopah Community
    • South Complex
    • Upper Class Complex
  • Students must have a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Alternate Need Determination Form on file by December 1st of the award year with UNLV.
  • Students must demonstrate need as determined by the FAFSA or Alternate Need Determination Form.
  • Awards will be given by order of FAFSA completion and housing application.

Renewability Requirements

Students are provided consumer information about their grant and are expected to understand the terms and conditions of this grant. Students who do not meet the renewable conditions will not have their grant reinstated.

  • Up to 135 credit hours or 9 semesters (whichever comes first) of consecutive enrollment
  • Enroll and complete 12 credit per semester (excluding summer)
  • 2.0 cumulative grade point average
  • Must live in a UNLV residence hall
  • Must have a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Alternate Need Determination Form on file by December 1st of the award year with UNLV
  • Must demonstrate need as determined by the FAFSA or Alternate Need Determination Form

Consumer Information

  • Students who do not live in the UNLV residence halls during the fall or spring semester automatically forfeit this grant. There is no appeal process. This grant is conditional upon students living in a UNLV residence hall.
  • Students who do not meet the minimum academic renewing requirements are placed on probation and notified of their status via MyUNLV. Students may receive this grant for one more semester of concurrent enrollment. If the minimum academic requirements are not met again, the grant is forfeited. There is no appeal process. The prior probation acts as an appeal process for students to self-correct academic performance.
  • This grant is offered to students attending fall and spring semesters of the award year. No awards are offered to new freshmen students whose first semester of enrollment would be spring.
  • This grant is not available during the summer semester.
  • If another scholarship or grant specifically pays for a portion or all of a student’s room and board costs, this grant may be reduced or cancelled.
  • Transfer students are not eligible. This grant is for new freshmen students entering UNLV with no prior college credit, with the exception of college credit taken while attending high school.
  • Students who drop below 12 credit hours during the first week of classes forfeit their award for the semester and are immediately placed on probation for the next continuous term of enrollment. If a student was previously on probation, the grant is then forfeited.
  • A student who is offered this grant during a fall semester, elects to not attend UNLV, but now wants to start attending spring semester forfeits this grant.

Miscellaneous

UNLV reserves the right to discontinue or make adjustments to this grant program at any time. In the event this grant program would be discontinued, students currently receiving a UNLV Clark County Housing Grant would be provided two semesters of advance notice.

This grant is not an entitlement program. Funding is limited to first come, first served. Not all qualified students will receive this grant.