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UNLV Staff Enrichment Award

We are proud to be the first Nevada System of Higher Education institution to offer a tuition assistance award program to help the spouses, domestic partners and dependents of classified employees pursue their education goals.


Classified employees’ spouses, domestic partners and dependents, who are admitted to UNLV as undergraduate students, may apply for the award each academic year. The award may be used only for undergraduate courses, and may be used only for courses taken at UNLV.  Classified employee's dependents must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be a spouse, domestic partner or financially dependent child of a current classified employee at UNLV.
  • “Financially dependent child” shall mean a natural, adopted or step child of a classified staff member who is not financially independent, is claimed as an exemption for federal income tax purposes under the U.S. Internal Revenue Code (26 U.S.C. § 152), and has not attained the age of 24. The classified staff member must attest to a dependency each time an award is issued. UNLV may at any time request proof of dependent eligibility for verification purposes.
  •  A domestic partner and their financially dependent children are also eligible if the domestic partnership is registered with the office of the Nevada secretary of state.
  • Must be eligible for undergraduate admission to UNLV.


This award program is available for each term (Fall, Spring, Summer I, II and III). Once the application is reviewed, the Financial Aid office will process the award and the amount will be posted on the student's MyUNLV account.

Application Deadlines

  • 2022 Fall — August 12th

UNLV Staff Enrichment Award

Classified employees’ spouses, domestic partners and dependents receiving the award are eligible for the following:

  • No limit on the number of undergraduate credits that will be covered for each term (Fall, Spring, Summer I, II and III).
  • The award amount will be equivalent to the current amount of the grant-in-aid benefit for professional employees paid for the undergraduate course work at UNLV. Currently, the amount is $181.65 per credit.

Items not eligible for the Award:

  • 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.

Maintenance of Award Eligibility

Recipients of the UNLV Staff Enrichment Award must meet the Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements as follows:

  • Meet minimum cumulative grade point averages. Undergraduates must maintain at least a 2.0 GPA.
  • Satisfactorily complete at least 70% of cumulative credit hours attempted.
  • Complete their degree/certificate program within the maximum time frame of credit hours allowed. Undergraduates seeking first Baccalaureate degree cannot attempt more than 186 credits.


Questions relating to the UNLV Staff Enrichment Award can be directed to the Chair of the Classified Staff Council at cscouncil@unlv.edu