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Notification of Your Award

Beginning in April the office will notify eligible students, on a rolling basis, by e-mail when a financial aid Offer Letter is available to view and print on MyNEVADA. MyNEVADA is a University website that allows students to access their personal and academic information. The e-mail is sent to the email address on file for each student.

A postcard is also mailed with login instructions for MyNEVADA and retrieving the Offer Letter. Students must select the appropriate year, click on “I accept the risk”, then go to Financial Aid Offer Letter. A MyNEVADA tutorial is available.

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 to a program and pursuing a degree.

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 continuing basis, as our office receives their FAFSA information from the federal processor. It takes several weeks to process the FAFSA; therefore, you are encouraged to complete and submit it early so you will be notified early.

You may be requested to send additional documents. If these documents are needed to verify your eligibility for financial aid, you will be sent notification that you have missing documents or have been selected for a process called "verification". Verification reviews tax returns and other financial information to confirm that the information submitted on the FAFSA is accurate and complete. If documents are requested, submit the required materials and information by the date specified so that we can confirm or recalculate your aid package and send you a revised Offer Letter. If you do not respond by the specified deadline date, your awards will be canceled and the funds offered to other eligible students.

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