Financial Aid & Scholarships

Tuition

Students who are offered acceptance will be required to complete a Nevada residency application to verify Nevada residency for the purposes of tuition. Determination of residency status and procedures is based upon Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) and UNLV policies and procedures.

Scholarships / Financial Aid

UNLV School of Medicine is committed to making medical education affordable. We want students to select a specialty based on their desire to care for patients not because of student debt. Thanks to generous donors, UNLV School of Medicine can offer full, four-year tuition scholarships for every student in its charter class, and 40 percent of the students in each subsequent class through 2020.

The AMCAS and Secondary Application will serve as the charter class tuition scholarship application. Students will receive additional scholarship information with the admissions decision letter.

All students will be required to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for tuition scholarship disbursement. Students are encouraged to complete a FAFSA during the medical school application process. Admitted students that don't have a FAFSA will be required to complete one within 10 days of receiving their admissions letter.

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Available Scholarships

  • Debra and Gary Ackerman Scholarship
  • Hope Anstett Scholarship
  • Barbara F. Atkinson, MD and Maureen E. Schafer Scholarship
  • Diana L. Bennett Scholarship
  • William G. and Genene Boldt Scholarship
  • The Cashman Family Scholarship
  • Children's Heart Center Nevada Scholarship
  • Jeri S. and Richard T. Crawford Scholarship
  • Jerald M. Dick Family Trust Scholarship
  • Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican Scholarship
  • Engelstad Medical Scholars Program
  • Thomas E. and Mary K. Gallagher Foundation Scholarship
  • The Investment Counsel Company, Randy Garcia Scholarship
  • Susan N. Houston and Richard & Claire MacDonald Scholarship
  • Jameson Family Scholarship
  • Jessup Family Scholarship
  • Zeiter, Katz, Martin, and Rowe Scholarship
  • John C. Kish Foundation Scholarship
  • Dana and Gregory Lee Scholarship
  • Irene and Duncan R. Lee Scholarship
  • Tony and Renee Marlon Scholarship
  • Robert and Paula Mendenhall Scholarship
  • Emily Stevens Memorial Scholarship
  • Edward J. and Maria Quirk Scholarship
  • Sanchez Medical Research Scholarship
  • Don and Dee Snyder Scholarship
  • Benjamin William Sung Keun Misch Memorial Scholarship
  • UNLV Alumni Association Scholarship
  • Gloria & Mark Fine / Mayor Carolyn & Oscar Goodman Scholarship
  • WellHealth Quality Care Scholarship
  • Wells Fargo Scholarship
  • Women's Cancer Center of Nevada Scholarship
  • Women's Health Associates of Southern Nevada Scholarship
  • Michael and Renee Yackira Scholarship

Applicants

General financial aid information will be provided to applicants during the interview process. Students admitted to UNLV School of Medicine will receive additional information and counseling support.

UNLV School of Medical students qualify for federal student loans and other programs. Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to show eligibility for loan and program funds and to receive their tuition scholarship disbursement

Upon completion of the FAFSA, a financial aid award letter from UNLV is generated and students may decide what loan funds they wish to take during the academic year. UNLV must be listed or we will not receive your FAFSA information.

Medical students must submit the FAFSA annually to remain eligible for their scholarship and loan programs. Students should review the Student Aid Report generated by the FAFSA process to ensure information is accurate and that UNLV School of Medicine is included in the Information Release section.

Disbursement Dates
2017-2018 Academic Year 2018-2019 Academic Year
July 7, 2017 July 2, 2018
December 29, 2017 December 28, 2018

Admitted Students

Cost of Attendance

The complete cost of medical school varies from year-to-year and is based upon the academic year length and curriculum requirements. Cost of living, includes room and board, transportation, books and supplies, health insurance and the costs associated with the USMLE examination. Costs are estimates and are subject to change.

Students are encouraged to work with the UNLV School of Medicine Director of Financial Aid & Scholarships as costs may vary from student-to-student based on consumer and lifestyle choices.

Resident
Class of 2021 Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
Enrollment Costs        
Tuition $27,000 $27,000 $27,000 $27,000
Health Insurance Fees* $2,246 $2,246 $2,246 $2,246
Other Fees - Medical School $5,902 $5,746 $5,590 $3,450
Other Fees - UNLV* $1,273 $1,240 $1,262 $1,108
Total Enrollment $36,421 $36,232 $36,098 $33,804
 
Student Living Costs        
Personal Computer $1,000 0 0 0
Personal Expenses* $3,852 $4,457 $5,737 $3,852
Room/Board $19,936 $19,936 $19,936 $19,936
Supplies $500 $500 $500 $500
Transportation* $3,558 $3,558 $4,558 $5,146
Total Living $28,846 $28,451 $30,731 $29,434
 
Misc. Costs        
Student Loan Origination Fees $1,278 $1,278 $1,278 $1,278
Total Cost of Attendance $66,545 $65,961 $68,107 $64,516
Non-Resident
Class of 2021 Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
Enrollment Costs        
Tuition $56,000 $56,000 $56,000 $56,000
Health Insurance Fees* $2,246 $2,246 $2246 $2,246
Other Fees - Medical School $5,902 $5,746 $5,590 $3,450
Other Fees - UNLV* $1,273 $1,240 $1,262 $1,108
Total Enrollment $65,421 $65,232 $65,098 $62,804
 
Student Living Costs        
Personal Computer $1,000 0 0 0
Personal Expenses* $3,852 $4,457 $5,737 $3,852
Room/Board $19,936 $19,936 $19,936 $19,936
Supplies $500 $500 $500 $500
Transportation* $3,558 $3,558 $4,558 $5,146
Total Living $28,846 $28,451 $30,731 $29,434
 
Misc. Costs        
Student Loan Origination Fees $1,278 $1,278 $1,278 $1,278
Total Cost of Attendance $95,545 $94,961 $97,107 $93,516

*Costs are estimated and subject to change.