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.

Eligible for Grant-In-Aid

  • Administrative and academic faculty employed at least 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 six (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

Not Eligible For Grant-In-Aid

  • Non-credit courses, workshops, seminars, and conferences.
  • Courses that are not supported by state funds. This includes remedial courses (i.e. 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 not eligible for the Grant-In-Aid benefit as of spring 2020 because they are not state supported.

The provisions for GIA for professionals can be found in the Board of Regents Handbook, Title 4, Chapter 3.

Below are the maximum credit hours you and your dependents may take under the program. It is your responsibility to pay for credit hours over the maximum amount allowed.

  Fall Spring Summer I Summer II Summer III
Academic Faculty 6 6 No limit No limit No limit
Administrative Faculty 6 6 3 (total for all summer sessions)
Dependents No limit No limit No limit No limit No limit

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

Institution Undergraduate Course Work Graduate Course Work
UNLV $190.49 per credit $240.00 per credit
College of Southern Nevada $86.65 per credit (lower-level courses)
$123.25 per credit (upper-level courses)
Nevada State College $132.28 per credit $178.37 per credit
Truckee Meadows Community College $81.20 per credit $129.50 per credit
University of Nevada, Reno $176.65 per credit $222.94 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’s office website.

Below is the current amount of aid to be paid for course work in dental, law, or medical programs at NSHE system institutions.

UNLV School of Dental Medicine

$12,910.00 per semester

UNLV Boyd School of Law

$531.20 per credit (not to exceed $7,415.50)

Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV
A flat amount equal to 16 graduate credits every medical school semester.

Applying for Grant in Aid is done through Workday . View the Workday Job Aid and instructional video for more information.

Note: While the preferred method to submit a grant-in-aid request is through Workday, some exceptions may require a paper form.

  • Retired faculty
  • Emeritus
  • Dependents of deceased faculty members

Visit the Retired Faculty Grant in Aid page for more information.

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.