As a part-time employee or instructor, you are able to receive education assistance through the UNLV grant-in-aid program. The Grant-In-Aid is only applicable to you as the employee and does not include your spouse/domestic partner, and your dependents.


  • Temporary part-time faculty (teaching) and part-time (nonteaching) (Letter of Appointment (LOAs));
  • Available for undergraduate or graduate courses taken at any NSHE institution during the fall and spring semesters;
  • Grant-in-aid based on credit hours (part-time faculty) may be utilized during the semester in which the part-time faculty member is teaching or in the semester immediately following;
  • Non-resident LOAs receiving a GIA are deemed residents for tuition purposes.

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 includes remedial courses (ie. Math 95, Eng 95, etc) at UNLV;
  • Part-time faculty (teaching) employed by continuing education and community service units are not eligible for the GIA.

The provisions for GIA for part-time employees can be found in the Board of Regents Handbook, Title 4, Chapter 3, Section 13.

Part-Time Employees (Nonteaching)

If you are on a nonteaching Letter of Appointment (LOA) or Letter of Appointment with Benefits (LOB) contract, you must talk with your supervisor about the courses you may take. Credit hours cannot exceed six credit hours per semester. The number of credits you may take is determined by multiplying six credit hours by your FTE, and rounding up.

Part-Time Instructors

If you are on a teaching LOA/LOB contract, the number of classes you may enroll in is based on the number of credit hours you teach in the current semester. Credit hours cannot exceed six credit hours per semester.

Payment Amounts for Undergraduate and Graduate Course Work

Here is the current amount of aid to be paid for undergraduate and graduate course work at UNLV for the Fall 2019 semester.

Institution Undergraduate Course Work Graduate Course Work
UNLV $173.60 per credit $222.90 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 cashier’s office website.

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 and then the Dean/Vice President 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 for undergraduate courses is not considered taxable income.

Grant-in-aid paid 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.