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Notification of Your Award

Beginning in mid-April, eligible students who submitted the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will be sent an FA Offer Email to the MyNEVADA preferred email address.  The details of the financial aid offer email will also be found in the MyNEVADA student center dashboard in the Communication Center link under "Completed Communications". MyNEVADA is a University website that allows students to access their personal and academic information.  Be sure to add finaid@unr.edu to your safe sender or contacts to improve the timeliness of receiving these important email messages.

Entering students should be advised that financial aid is not offered until the student has been admitted to the University as a “regular” student—that is admitted as a degree seeking undergraduate or graduate student.

Notification Timeline

In April, the Financial Aid Office begins sending award notice notification e-mails to eligible students who submitted their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) forms to the federal processor by March 1. Later applicants are notified on a weekly basis as our office receives FAFSA information from the federal processor. It takes several weeks to process the FAFSA; therefore, you are encouraged to complete and submit it as early as possible.

You may be selected for verification which is a process that requires that you complete and submit additional documents and allow for a 4-6 week period of analysis and review after the documents are submitted before aid is available. If selected for verification, these additional documents are needed to verify eligibility for financial aid. Selected students (about 25% of the population) will be emailed a notification regarding the required documents. Verification reviews tax and other financial information to confirm that the information submitted on the FAFSA is accurate and complete. Submit the required materials and information as early as possible but no later than the date specified so that we can confirm or recalculate your aid eligibility and send you a Financial Aid Offer Email. If selected for verification, you are not eligible to receive any federal or need based financial aid until the 4-6 week process is complete. If you do not respond by the specified deadline, your aid may not be available when fees are due and institutional funds will be canceled and offered to other eligible students.

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