Grants

Grants are “gift aid” which does not need to be repaid. They are awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need. Most grants are offered on a first-come first-serve basis.

Federal Pell Grant

Type: Federal Grant

Eligibility:

  • Need-based
  • Undergraduate, first bachelor’s degree
  • Federal Entitlement

Terms:

  • Must be enrolled at least half-time; less than half-time enrollment allowed in certain circumstances

Federal Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant

Type: Federal Grant

Eligibility:

  • U.S. Citizen or eligible non-citizen
  • Grants of up to $4,000 per year to students who intend to teach in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families.
  • You must agree to serve as a full-time teacher in a high-need field in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves low-income students
  • You must teach for at least four academic years within eight calendar years of completing the program of study for which you received a TEACH Grant.
  • IMPORTANT: If you fail to complete this service obligation, all amounts of TEACH Grants that you received will be converted to a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan. You must then repay this loan to the U.S. Department of Education. You will be charged interest from the date the grant(s) was disbursed.

Terms:

  • Be enrolled as an undergraduate (junior/senior classification) or graduate student pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in education
  • Be enrolled in coursework that is necessary to begin a career in teaching or plan to complete such coursework
  • Meet certain academic achievement requirements (min 3.25 UNR GPA)
  • Sign a TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve
  • Complete an Entrance Counseling session

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

Type: Federal Grant

Eligibility:

  • Awarded only to Federal Pell Grant eligible applicants
  • Undergraduate, first bachelor’s degree

Terms:

  • Must be enrolled at least half-time

Access Grant

Type: Institutional Grant

Eligibility:

  • Need-based
  • Graduate and Undergraduates

Terms:

  • Graduates Students must be enrolled at least half-time
  • Undergraduates must be enrolled in a minimum of 15 credits

Nevada State Grant

Type: State of NV Grant

Eligibility:

  • Need-based
    Graduate and Undergraduates
    Nevada Resident

Terms:

  • Graduates Students must be enrolled at least half-time
  • Undergraduates must be enrolled in a minimum of 15 credits

Pack Advantage Gift Aid

Type: Combination of gift awards including but not limited to grants, scholarships, stipends and tuition/fee waivers. This award serves as a place marker for funds to be awarded during the academic year. As funds are posted this award balance will decline.

Eligibility:

  • Need-based
  • Pell Recipient

Terms:

  • Nevada Resident
  • Must be enrolled in a minimum of 15 credits
  • FAFSA filled out by March 1 for the up-coming academic school year.

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