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Financial Aid & Scholarships News

The Financial Aid & Scholarships Office supports higher-education access and persistence by providing financial aid to eligible students. The office partners with student organizations, high schools, and other external constituents to provide financial aid learning opportunities.

Current Financial Aid & Scholarships News

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Campus News |

UNLV's introduction of the Institutional Aid Application and Rebel Edge program kept the delay of financial aid for incoming students at bay.

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People |

The finance lecturer and co-director of the new Institute for Financial Literacy and Wellness on the ROI of building connections with the banking community.

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Campus News |

The revised form, which will be available December 2023, will broaden the number of students who can qualify for Federal Pell Grants.

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Campus News |

A collection of news stories highlighting expert insights, research, and academic achievement.

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People |

The business systems analyst and functional architect received the Administrative Faculty of the Year Award.

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Business and Community |

UNLV is emerging as a national leader in fostering the economic mobility of its graduates. For Southern Nevada, that means a healthier middle class.

Financial Aid & Scholarships In The News

Nevada Independent

The issues with the new federal system have led to a decrease in financial aid application submission and completion rates across the country.

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now

It has been a struggle for many students to understand FAFSA, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. To help students navigate financial aid challenges, UNLV is doing what it can to help.


The clock is ticking for Las Vegas high school seniors to make decisions on the colleges they’ll attend next year. However, the problem is students still don’t know how much it’ll cost.

Las Vegas Review Journal

Tillie Torres has always told her students that education is the way out of poverty. But with more than $80,000 of student loan debt, the Mater Academy English teacher found her own words hypocritical.


As the pursuit of higher education continues to shape the aspirations of countless individuals across the United States, understanding the financial landscape of college tuition becomes increasingly crucial in order to make the best financial decision.

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now

UNLV’s Financial Aid Director Zach Goodwin spoke to 8 News Now to discuss tips on how to make the process easier.

Recent Financial Aid & Scholarships Accomplishments

Rochelle Walker (Fine Arts) and Samantha Carroll (Educational Psychology and Higher Education) created Living Your Best Life: Balancing School, Work, and Family Summit. It was created out of a graduate multicultural course project within the higher education leadership program. The goal was to provide UNLV student-parents a positive and…
Misty Fogg (Financial Aid and Scholarships) recently made a presentation at the Western Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (WASFAA) in Anchorage, Alaska. The topic was "Sound Documentation Practices for Financial Aid Professionals." She is the assistant director of processing in her department.