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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Donors Who Make Our Scholarship Programming Possible

  • 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
2018-2019 Academic Year
July 2, 2018
January 2, 2019

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.

UNLV Fees

Fee Amount Years Summary Additional Information
UNLV Technology $11/credit hour 1, 2, 3, 4 Supports technology infrastructure and systems on all UNLV campuses. Visit the OIT website for more information.
UNLV Graduate Professional Studies $18/semester 1, 2, 3, 4 Supports the GPS Association. Visit the GPSA Website for more information.
UNLV Rebel Recycling $1/semester 1, 2, 3, 4 On campus recycling. Visit the Rebel Recycling page for more information.
UNLV Student Abroad $2/semester 1, 2, 3, 4 Access to study abroad programming. For more information see Dr. Parrish.
UNLV Student Life Facilities $223/semester 1, 2, 3, 4 Access to the Student Recreation and Wellness Center. Rebel Card required for access. Visit the Membership page for more information.
UNLV Counseling and Psychology Services $25/semester 1, 2, 3, 4 Access to the student Counseling and Psychological Services center. Visit the Counseling Appointments & Hours page for more information.
UNLV Student Health (Center) $72/semester 1, 2, 3, 4 Provides access to student health center facilities and programs, counseling services on campus and other preventive care services Visit the Student Health Center page for more information.
UNLV Student Health Insurance (est.) $2,311/year

1, 2, 3, 4

Charged in Fall each year.

Covers more catastrophic medical needs that are not available through the student health center. This is a health insurance policy typically underwritten by Aetna. Visit the Student Health Insurance FAQs page for more information.

School of Medicine Fees

Fee Amount Years Summary
SOM Simulation Lab $750/semester

1, 2, 3

This is an annual fee charged per student in Years 1, 2, and 3. Billed per semester.

Covers the cost for UNLV’s Simulation Center and resources to learn and practice clinical skills, simulations, and surgical lab fees, as well as expenses associated with standard patient (SP) interactions (such as major medical equipment maintenance and support, and SP programs).
SOM Administrative $475/semester

1, 2, 3, 4

This is an annual fee charged to students for all 4 years. Billed per semester.

Covers a comprehensive wellness program as well as including instruction in techniques that have been demonstrated to reduce physician burnout and stress. These evidence-based techniques cover a broad spectrum of wellness practices.

Covers disability insurance for all students that is tailored to the circumstances related to medical professionals’ education and career track.

Covers access to Certiphi which tracks student compliance with immunization, background checks, drug screens, etc. as required for clinical rotations. Student receive access to a management portal for these documents as well.

SOM Lab Support $1,000/semester

1, 2, 3, 4

This is an annual fee charged to students for all 4 years. Billed per semester.

Covers student iPad program, virtual anatomy lab, learning common resources and other technological services provided to medical students in the medical instructional facilities such as the information commons computer lab and computer exam administration.
SOM USMLE Board Exam Prep $156/semester

1, 2

First 3 semesters of study.

This fee covers subscription to the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Board preparation materials for the Step 1 and Step 2 Clinical Knowledge (CK) and Clinical Skills (CS) licensing exams.
SOM NBME $640 in fall semester only

1, 2, 3

This fee is charged in the fall semester for the first 3 years.

Covers the expense for the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) Customized Assessment Service’s exams needed for student summative assessment in the curriculum.
SOM Student Research $250/semester

1, 2, 3, 4

This is an annual fee charged to students for all 4 years. Billed per semester.

Covers the cost of lab equipment and supplies for research projects and all costs associated with data analysis in the students’ field work.

Class of 2021 (M2)

Fall: 7/2/17 thru 12/21/18
Spring: 1/7/19 thru 7/5/19

Nevada Resident

  Fall 2018 Spring 2019 AY Total
Billed to M2 Student - Resident Charged by: Credits Credits  
  32 19  
Tuition (Med Registration fee) by semester $13,500 $13,500 $27,000
UNLV/UNLV SOM Technology Fee by credit $352 $209 $561
UNLV Grad Professional Student Fee by semester $18 $18 $36
UNLV Rebel Recycling by semester $1 $1 $2
UNLV Student Abroad Scholarship Fee by semester $2 $2 $4
UNLV Student Life Facilities Fee by semester $223 $223 $446
UNLV Student Health Charge by semester $72 $72 $144
UNLV Student Health Insurance per year (fall billed) $2,311 $0 $2,311
UNLV Counseling/Psych Services by semester $25 $25 $50
UNLV SOM Simulation Lab Fee by semester (for 3 years) $750 $750 $1,500
UNLV SOM Administrative Fee by semester $475 $475 $950
UNLV SOM Lab Support Fee by semester $1,000 $1,000 $2,000
UNLV SOM USMLE Board Exam Prep Fee by semester for 3 semesters $156 $0 $156
UNLV SOM NBME Exam Fee fall only (for 3 years) $640 $0 $640
UNLV SOM Student Research Fee by semester $250 $250 $500
  $19,775 $16,525 $36,300
Annual Total Cost of Attendance
M1 Resident: 2018-2019 Academic Year
M2 Off Campus M2 With Parent
Tuition/Fees Billed to Student $36,300 $36,300
Books/Supplies $760 $760
Room/Rent/Housing Allowance $10,920 $4,926
Natural Gas Allowance $432 $0
Electricity Allowance $1,560 $0
Water/Sewer Allowance $444 $0
Home Internet Access Online Books $720 $0
Board/Food Allowance $7,074 $2,934
Standard travel: home to school $2,808 $2,808
Parking Pass $138 $138
Extra travel allowance for clincals & service $914 $914
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses Allowance $1,716 $1,716
Housekeeping Products Allowance $384 $384
Apparel/Clothing Allowance $996 $996
Personal Care/Hygiene Products Allowance $432 $432
Cell Phone Allowance $768 $768
Federal Student Loan Origination Fees $346 $346
  $66,712 $53,422

Non-Nevada Resident

  Fall 2018 Spring 2019 AY Total
Billed to M2 Student - Non-Resident Charged by: Credits Credits  
  32 19  
Tuition (Med Registration Fee) by semester $13,500 $13,500 $27,000
Non‐Resident registration fee by semester $14,500 $14,500 $29,000
UNLV/UNLV SOM Technology Fee by credit $352 $209 $561
UNLV Grad Professional Student Fee by semester $18 $18 $36
UNLV Rebel Recycling by semester $1 $1 $2
UNLV Student Abroad Scholarship Fee by semester $2 $2 $4
UNLV Student Life Facilities Fee by semester $223 $223 $446
UNLV Student Health Charge by semester $72 $72 $144
UNLV Student Health Insurance per year (fall billed) $2,311 $0 $2,311
UNLV Counseling/Psych Services by semester $25 $25 $50
UNLV SOM Simulation Lab Fee by semester (for 3 years) $750 $750 $1,500
UNLV SOM Administrative Fee by semester $475 $475 $950
UNLV SOM Lab Support Fee by semester $1,000 $1,000 $2,000
UNLV SOM USMLE Board Exam Prep Fee by semester for 3 semesters $156 $0 $156
UNLV SOM NBME Exam Fee fall only (for 3 years) $640 $0 $640
UNLV SOM Student Research Fee by semester $250 $250 $500
  $34,275 $31,025 $65,300
Annual Total Cost of Attendance
M1 Non-Resident: 2018-2019 Academic Year
M2 Off Campus M2 With Parent
Tuition/Fees Billed to Student $65,300 $65,300
Books/Supplies $760 $760
Room/Rent/Housing Allowance $10,920 $4,926
Natural Gas Allowance $432 $0
Electricity Allowance $1,560 $0
Water/Sewer Allowance $444 $0
Home Internet Access Online Books $720 $0
Board/Food Allowance $7,074 $2,934
Standard travel: home to school $2,808 $2,808
Parking Pass $138 $138
Extra travel allowance for clincals & service $914 $914
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses Allowance $1,716 $1,716
Housekeeping Products Allowance $384 $384
Apparel/Clothing Allowance $996 $996
Personal Care/Hygiene Products Allowance $432 $432
Cell Phone Allowance $768 $768
Federal Student Loan Origination Fees $346 $346
  $95,712 $82,422

Class of 2022 (M1)

Fall: 7/16/17 thru 12/20/18
Spring: 1/7/19 thru 6/7/19

Nevada Resident

  Fall 2018 Spring 2019 AY Total
Billed to M1 Student - Resident Charged by: Credits Credits  
  31 24  
Tuition (Med Registration fee) by semester $13,500 $13,500 $27,000
UNLV/UNLV SOM Technology Fee by credit $341 $264 $605
UNLV Grad Professional Student Fee by semester $18 $18 $36
UNLV Rebel Recycling by semester $1 $1 $2
UNLV Student Abroad Scholarship Fee by semester $2 $2 $4
UNLV Student Life Facilities Fee by semester $223 $223 $446
UNLV Student Health Charge by semester $72 $72 $144
UNLV Student Health Insurance per year (fall billed) $2,311 $0 $2,311
UNLV Counseling/Psych Services by semester $25 $25 $50
UNLV SOM Simulation Lab Fee by semester (for 3 years) $750 $750 $1,500
UNLV SOM Administrative Fee by semester $475 $475 $950
UNLV SOM Lab Support Fee by semester $1,000 $1,000 $2,000
UNLV SOM USMLE Board Exam Prep Fee by semester for 3 semesters $156 $156 $312
UNLV SOM NBME Exam Fee fall only (for 3 years) $640 $0 $640
UNLV SOM Student Research Fee by semester $250 $250 $500
  $19,764 $16,736 $36,500
Annual Total Cost of Attendance
M1 Resident: 2018-2019 Academic Year
M1 Off Campus M1 With Parent
Tuition/Fees Billed to Student $36,500 $36,500
Books/Supplies $1,946 $1,946
Room/Rent/Housing Allowance $10,920 $4,926
Natural Gas Allowance $432 $0
Electricity Allowance $1,560 $0
Water/Sewer Allowance $444 $0
Home Internet Access Online Books $720 $0
Board/Food Allowance $6,720 $2,580
Standard travel: home to school $2,472 $2,472
Parking Pass $138 $138
Extra travel allowance for clincals & service $914 $914
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses Allowance $1,716 $1,716
Housekeeping Products Allowance $384 $384
Apparel/Clothing Allowance $996 $996
Personal Care/Hygiene Products Allowance $432 $432
Cell Phone Allowance $768 $768
Computer Purchase ‐ One Time $1,000 $1,000
Federal Student Loan Origination Fees (1%) $1,278 $1,278
  $69,340 $56,050

Non-Nevada Resident

  Fall 2018 Spring 2019 AY Total
Billed to M1 Student - Non-Resident Charged by: Credits Credits  
  31 24  
Tuition (Med Registration Fee) by semester $13,500 $13,500 $27,000
Non‐Resident registration fee by semester $14,500 $14,500 $29,000
UNLV/UNLV SOM Technology Fee by credit $341 $264 $605
UNLV Grad Professional Student Fee by semester $18 $18 $36
UNLV Rebel Recycling by semester $1 $1 $2
UNLV Student Abroad Scholarship Fee by semester $2 $2 $4
UNLV Student Life Facilities Fee by semester $223 $223 $446
UNLV Student Health Charge by semester $72 $72 $144
UNLV Student Health Insurance per year (fall billed) $2,311 $0 $2,311
UNLV Counseling/Psych Services by semester $25 $25 $50
UNLV SOM Simulation Lab Fee by semester (for 3 years) $750 $750 $1,500
UNLV SOM Administrative Fee by semester $475 $475 $950
UNLV SOM Lab Support Fee by semester $1,000 $1,000 $2,000
UNLV SOM USMLE Board Exam Prep Fee by semester for 3 semesters $156 $156 $312
UNLV SOM NBME Exam Fee fall only (for 3 years) $640 $0 $640
UNLV SOM Student Research Fee by semester $250 $250 $500
  $34,264 $31,236 $65,500
Annual Total Cost of Attendance
M1 Non-Resident: 2018-2019 Academic Year
M1 Off Campus M1 With Parent
Tuition/Fees Billed to Student $65,500 $65,500
Books/Supplies $1,946 $1,946
Room/Rent/Housing Allowance $10,920 $4,926
Natural Gas Allowance $432 $0
Electricity Allowance $1,560 $0
Water/Sewer Allowance $444 $0
Home Internet Access Online Books $720 $0
Board/Food Allowance $6,720 $2,580
Standard travel: home to school $2,472 $2,472
Parking Pass $138 $138
Extra travel allowance for clincals & service $914 $914
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses Allowance $1,716 $1,716
Housekeeping Products Allowance $384 $384
Apparel/Clothing Allowance $996 $996
Personal Care/Hygiene Products Allowance $432 $432
Cell Phone Allowance $768 $768
Computer Purchase ‐ One Time $1,000 $1,000
Federal Student Loan Origination Fees (1%) $1,278 $1,278
  $98,340 $85,050

Planning for School

Students are encouraged to utilize the AAMC FIRST website when planning and navigating the cost of attending medical school. Information is available for applicants, enrolled students, and residents. All resources are free and include a med loans calculator, podcasts, articles, brochures, and interactive worksheets, along with the latest updates on federal and private financing.

To access AAMC FIRST go to: https://students-residents.aamc.org/financial-aid