As an academic/administrative faculty member, you, your spouse/domestic partner, and your dependents are eligible for educational assistance through the UNLV grant-in-aid program.
Under the program, if you and/or your family member(s) 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.
Administrative and Academic Faculty employed at lest 50% FTE or greater;
Spouse or registered domestic partner;
Financially dependent child(ren) under the age of 24;
For qualified, dependent child(ren) who have served on active duty in the USAF, the age limitation will be extended for the period of such active service, but not to exceed 6 years;
Widows or widowers and financially dependent child(ren) of deceased Administrative or Academic Faculty;
Academic Faculty who are on sabbatical or leave of absence without pay;
Emeritus Administrative or Academic Faculty;
Adjunct and Clinical Faculty;
Retired Administrative and Academic Faculty who are 55 or over at the time of retirement and have at least 20 years of NSHE service;
Non-credit courses, workshops, seminars, and conferences.
Courses that are NOT supported by state funds. This includes 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.
Study Abroad courses are no longer eligible for the Grant-In-Aid benefit as of spring 2020 because they are not state supported.
Submit form to your supervisor for signature.
Note: Your supervisor’s signature is not necessary for your dependent’s application form.
Fax completed grant-in-aid form to UNLV office of Human Resources at 702-895-1545.
Grant-in-aid paid to faculty for undergraduate courses is not considered taxable income.
Grant-in-aid paid to faculty in excess of $5,250 for graduate courses, for the calendar year, is considered taxable income.
Grant-in-aid paid to dependents and spouses/domestic partners of faculty for undergraduate courses is not considered taxable income. Dependent and spouse/domestic partner grant-in-aid for graduate level courses, including dental school and law school courses, for the calendar year, is considered taxable income to the employee.
Taxes are reported twice a year. For additional information, please consult your tax advisor.