Under the program, if you enroll in undergraduate or graduate courses at any of the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) schools, the university will pay a portion of your tuition for state supported, summer session, and community college courses.


  • Classified employees of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas employed at a minimum of 50% FTE; 
  • Approved courses must be for credit; 
  • All mandatory fees and student health fee are waived for Classified employees.

Items not eligible for Grant-In-Aid:

  • Non-credit courses, workshops, seminars, and conferences are excluded from the program;
  • Courses that are not supported by state funds. This included remedial courses (ie. Math 95, Eng 95, etc) at UNLV and NSC. Remedial courses taken at CSN are considered state supported and are paid by the GIA benefit.

Grant in Aid benefits provided will be reversed in the following instances:

  • If you receive a grade lower than a C for undergraduate courses;
  • If you receive a grade lower than a B for graduate courses;
  • If you drop a course;
  • If you audit a course;
  • If you receive an incomplete;
  • If you terminate employment before the end of the semester.

The provisions for GIA for Classified employees can be found in NRS 284.343, and NAC 284.482 through NAC 284.522.

Course Credit Limits

You may receive grant-in-aid for a maximum of 18 credits during the fiscal year. The fiscal year for the program runs from summer session I through the end of the spring semester the following year. It is your responsibility to pay for credit hours over the maximum amount allowed. Below are the maximum credit hours you may take under the program.

  Fall Spring Summer
Classified Employees 6 6 6

Payment Amounts for Undergraduate and Graduate Course Work

Below is the current amount of aid to be paid for undergraduate and graduate course work at NSHE system institutions for the Fall 2019 semester.

Institution Undergraduate Course Work Graduate Course Work
UNLV $256.00 per credit $314.00 per credit
College of Southern Nevada $112.75 per credit (lower-level courses) $185.00 per credit (upper-level courses)
Nevada State College $185.00 per credit $249.25 per credit

Note: The Grant-in-Aid program does not pay 100 percent tuition, student fees, or late fees. A list of student fees can be found on the UNLV cashiering office website.

Grant-in-Aid Payment Amounts for Dental and Law School

Below is the current amount of aid to be paid for course work in dental and law programs at UNLV.

  • UNLV School of Dental Medicine
    $13,414.00 maximum per semester
  • UNLV Boyd School of Law
    $963.00 per credit ($5,778.00 maximum per semester)

Apply for Grant-in-Aid

Follow these steps to apply for grant-in-aid.

  1. Register for your classes.
  2. Complete the grant-in-aid application form.
  3. Submit form to your supervisor for signature.
  4. Fax completed grant-in-aid form to UNLV office of Human Resources at 702-895-1545.

Tax Implications

Grant-in-aid paid to classified employees for undergraduate courses is not considered taxable income.

Grant-in-aid paid to classified employees in excess of $5,250 for graduate courses, for the calendar year, is considered taxable income.

Taxes are reported twice a year. For additional information, please consult your tax advisor.