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Undergraduate Student Budgets

Undergraduate Student budgets try to estimate the full cost of a university education

While tuition and fees represent a large share of college costs, there are other costs that should be considered when estimating expenses. For example:

  • Room: Residence hall fees or other housing expenses including rent and utilities
  • Board: A campus meal plan, groceries and other food expenses
  • Books & Supplies: Textbooks, notebooks, calculators, pens, etc.
  • Personal: Living essentials, entertainment and miscellaneous expenses
  • Transportation: Vehicle maintenance, insurance, fuel, parking permit, start and end of term travel to/from permanent residence

The following tables contain official figures for student budgets developed by the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships.  Please note: Costs are subject to change and this may not be your final cost of attendance.    For exact fees go to the Cashiers Office.

2015-2016 Full Time Undergraduate Student Budgets

Nevada Residents

ExpenseOn CampusOff CampusWith Family
Tuition & Fees $6,902 $6,902 $6,902
Room $5,340 $5,340 $2,000
Board $4,900 $4,900 $1,800
Books & Supplies $1,300 $1,300 $1,300
Personal $2,500 $2,500 $2,500
Transportation $1,800 $1,800 $2,000
Loan Fees $70 $70 $70
Estimated Yearly Expenses $22,812 $22,812 $16,572

Out of State (Non-Residents)

ExpenseOn CampusOff CampusWith Family
Tuition & Fees $20,812 $20,812 $20,812
Room $5,340 $5,340 $2,000
Board $4,900 $4,900 $1,800
Books & Supplies $1,300 $1,300 $1,300
Personal $2,500 $2,500 $2,500
Transportation $1,800 $1,800 $2,000
Loan Fees $70 $70 $70
Estimated Yearly Expenses $36,722 $36,722 $30,482

Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)

For information about WUE, along with eligibility requirements visit Tuition Discounts page.

ExpenseOn CampusOff CampusWith Family
Tuition & Fees $9,894 $9,894 $9,894
Room $5,340 $5,340 $2,000
Board $4,900 $4,900 $1,800
Books & Supplies $1,300 $1,300 $1,300
Personal $2,500 $2,500 $2,500
Transportation $1,800 $1,800 $2,000
Loan Fees $70 $70 $70
Estimated Yearly Expenses $25,804 $25,804 $19,564

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