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.

2017-2018 Full Time Undergraduate Student Budgets


Nevada Residents

ExpenseOn CampusOff CampusWith Family
Tuition & Fees $7,600 $7,600 $7,600
Room $5,700 $5,700 $2,000
Board $5,240 $5,240 $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 $24,210 $24,210 $17,270

Out of State (Non-Residents)

ExpenseOn CampusOff CampusWith Family
Tuition & Fees $21,788 $21,788 $21,788
Room $5,700 $5,700 $2,000
Board $5,240 $5,240 $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 $38,398 $38,398 $31,458

Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)

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

ExpenseOn CampusOff CampusWith Family
Tuition & Fees $10,832 $10,832 $10,832
Room $5,700 $5,700 $2,000
Board $5,240 $5,240 $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 $27,442 $27,442 $20,502

Nevada Advantage (NVADV)

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

ExpenseOn CampusOff CampusWith Family
Tuition & Fees $14,064 $14,064 $14,064
Room $5,700 $5,700 $2,000
Board $5,240 $5,240 $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 $30,674 $30,674 $23,734

2016-2017 Full Time Undergraduate Student Budgets


For the 2016-2017 aid year, if an undergraduate student accepts Federal Direct Loans then loan fees of $70 per year will be added to the budget.

Nevada Residents

ExpenseOn CampusOff CampusWith Family
Tuition & Fees $7,142 $7,142 $7,142
Room $5,500 $5,500 $2,000
Board $5,058 $5,058 $1,800
Books & Supplies $1,300 $1,300 $1,300
Personal $2,500 $2,500 $2,500
Transportation $1,800 $1,800 $2,000
Estimated Yearly Expenses $23,300 $23,300 $16,742

Out of State (Non-Residents)

ExpenseOn CampusOff CampusWith Family
Tuition & Fees $21,052 $21,052 $21,052
Room $5,500 $5,500 $2,000
Board $5,058 $5,058 $1,800
Books & Supplies $1,300 $1,300 $1,300
Personal $2,500 $2,500 $2,500
Transportation $1,800 $1,800 $2,000
Estimated Yearly Expenses $37,210 $37,210 $30,652

Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)

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

ExpenseOn CampusOff CampusWith Family
Tuition & Fees $10,252 $10,252 $10,252
Room $5,500 $5,500 $2,000
Board $5,058 $5,058 $1,800
Books & Supplies $1,300 $1,300 $1,300
Personal $2,500 $2,500 $2,500
Transportation $1,800 $1,800 $2,000
Estimated Yearly Expenses $26,410 $26,410 $19,852

Nevada Advantage (NVADV)

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

ExpenseOn CampusOff CampusWith Family
Tuition & Fees $13,360 $13,360 $13,360
Room $5,500 $5,500 $2,000
Board $5,058 $5,058 $1,800
Books & Supplies $1,300 $1,300 $1,300
Personal $2,500 $2,500 $2,500
Transportation $1,800 $1,800 $2,000
Estimated Yearly Expenses $29,518 $29,518 $22,960