Financing Graduate Studies

Costs, Tuition, Fees

Review the costs associated with graduate studies on the Cashiering and Student Accounts site. Please note that there are standard state tuition rates and fees which apply to most graduate programs, but a small group of graduate programs are subject to differential tuition. This means that in select programs, the tuition and fees are higher than the standard state rates.


To qualify for federal student loans & financial aid packages, you must submit a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Also, to qualify for many graduate student scholarships, you must submit a FAFSA (even if you don't want or don't need financial aid). The deadline is October 1st, but if it is already past that deadline, please submit your FAFSA immediately anyway. Don’t miss scholarship and funding opportunities!

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Graduate Assistants

Graduate Assistants gain valuable experience and earn a competitive stipend, plus reduced tuition and waiver of out-of-state fees.

UNLV Fellowships & Scholarships

Apply for a variety of merit-based and competitive scholarships and fellowships. Applications for 2019-2020 awards open via The Grad Rebel Gateway on Oct. 1 and complete applications must be submitted via the Grad Rebel Gateway by Dec. 1.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Explore grants, loans, and employment opportunities designed to help fund your graduate education.

Emergency Graduate Retention Awards Policy and Guidelines

Emergency Graduate Retention Awards are intended to assist graduate students with immediate financial assistance to prevent students from withdrawing from a program due to sudden, catastrophic financial hardship prior to completing their degree.

UNLV Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award

The Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award recognizes graduate students who have demonstrated strong pedagogical skills and successfully taught at least two complete classes as the instructor of record in the last 3 years at UNLV. The award is only for students who teach at UNLV. The UNLV Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award nominations are due to the Graduate College by December 18th, 2018. Students are required to submit their application via their Grad Rebel Gateway portal. The Graduate College will accept one nominee from each College. Students see your college for their application deadline. Only complete applications will be considered. All masters and doctoral students are eligible for consideration, subject to the guidelines provided. The 1st place winner will be given a $2,500 award, the 2nd place winner will be given a $2,000 award, and the 3rd place winner will get a $1,500 award.

UNLV Graduate College Outstanding Thesis & Dissertation Awards

Eligible projects for this year's Outstanding Thesis and Outstanding Dissertation awards are those successfully defended between August 1, 2017, and August 1, 2018. Nominations are due to the Graduate College by December 18th, 2018. Colleges can submit their nomination via the online form

Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

The Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs is responsible for the Nevada Regents' Scholar Award. Please visit the Awards & Recognition page for additional information including application materials and deadline. See a list of previous winners.