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Tuition Discounts

Qualifying states

  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Montana
  • New Mexico
  • North Dakota
  • Oregon
  • South Dakota
  • Utah
  • Washington
  • Wyoming 

Qualifying U.S. Territories

  • Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands
  • Guam

Freshman Programs

NEVADA ADVANTAGE

A reduced tuition program available to qualified admitted first-time freshmen who are residents of participating states.  On average Nevada Advantage students saving about $8,000 per academic year (based on Fall 2016 costs). Students must meet all of the Nevada Advantage eligibility requirements and deadlines established for the fall semester in which they apply and must do so prior to attending the University. 

Students may only qualify for one reduced tuition program at the University of Nevada, Reno.  Nevada Advantage is limited to 4 consecutive years. The Nevada Advantage policy is subject to change.  Other conditions may apply. Email inquiries should be directed to asknevada@unr.edu.

FALL 2017 FRESHMEN APPLICANTS

Freshmen Eligibility Criteria: (Students must meet ALL minimum eligibility requirements):

  • Nevada Advantage eligibility consideration is only available to current high school seniors graduating in May/June 2017, applying for the Fall 2017 semester. Spring freshman applicants are not eligible for this program.
  • Freshmen are encouraged to submit a complete file by February 1.  Final freshmen application deadline is April 7.
  • Freshmen must have a minimum 3.0 (weighted) Academic GPA (AGPA) with a completed core (or in-progress) required for admission.
    • The AGPA is calculated by the University admissions staff using the grades within the approved core subjects. A weighted AGPA takes into account the extra difficulty of honors, Advanced Placement (AP), or International Baccalaureate (IB) classes. 
    • Core requirements include:  4 years of English, 3 years of Math (Algebra 1 & higher), 3 years of Natural Science, and 3 years of Social Science. Students with 2 years natural science graduation requirements will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
  • AND test scores must meet the minimum 22 ACT (composite) or 1100 SAT score (combined critical reading + math ONLY) from the same test administration.  The University does not superscore (mixing of scores from different test dates).
  • Freshmen are highly encouraged to consider living on campus and to apply early.  For the best chance of being assigned to the hall of your choice or with a requested roommate please apply by February 1. Note: A housing wait list will begin when applications exceed available spaces.  Visit www.unr.edu/housing    

Freshmen Eligibility Process:

  • Available for all majors.
  • No separate application.
  • All freshmen residing in participating states (see above) will be automatically reviewed for Nevada Advantage eligibility up to 7-10 days after admission. 
  • Nevada Advantage notifications will be sent to those who qualify. 
  • Out-of-state notifications will be sent to those who do NOT meet all of the Nevada Advantage policy eligibility requirements.  See below for reconsideration deadlines. 
  • Copies of these communications are posted to a student's MyNEVADA Communication Center.

Scholarship note:  Freshmen granted Nevada Advantage are not eligible for additional Pack Pride or Nevada Scholars level University scholarships. Qualified Nevada Advantage freshmen are eligible for Presidential or National Merit scholarship level consideration if they submit a complete file and meet the requirements by the February 1 scholarship deadline.

Nevada Advantage reconsideration after initial evaluation: (Freshmen must meet ALL minimum eligibility requirements)
For new freshman who apply early, Nevada Advantage reconsideration is available by submitting updated official test scores and/or official transcripts AND requesting reconsideration via asknevada@unr.edu once the qualifying document is on its way to the University. 

  • Deadline to submit qualifying documentation and request reconsideration is July 15, however students are urged to submit updated transcripts and test scores as soon as they are available.
  • If Nevada Advantage eligibility occurs after general University scholarship is awarded, Nevada Advantage will replace initial scholarship offer.
  • Students are not eligible for Nevada Advantage consideration after they begin taking classes at the University.

Nevada Advantage program is subject to change.  Questions may be directed to asknevada@unr.edu or call 1-866-2NEVADA or 775-784-4700 option 1 for more information.

WESTERN UNDERGRADUATE EXCHANGE (WUE)

FALL 2017 FRESHMEN APPLICANTS

A reduced tuition program available to qualified admitted first-time freshmen who are residents of participating states (see above).  On average WUE students saving about $11,000 per academic year (based on Fall 2016 costs). Students must meet all of the WUE eligibility requirements and deadlines established for the fall semester in which they apply and must do so prior to attending the University. 

Students may only qualify for one reduced tuition program at the University of Nevada, Reno.  WUE is limited to 4 consecutive years. The WUE policy is subject to change.  Other conditions may apply. Email inquiries should be directed to asknevada@unr.edu.

Freshmen Eligibility Criteria: (Students must meet ALL minimum eligibility requirements):

  • WUE eligibility consideration is available to current high school seniors graduating in May/June 2017 applying for the Fall 2017 semester. Spring freshman applicants are not eligible for this program.  
  • Initial admission documentation (application, $60 application fee, official ACT or SAT test scores and official transcripts) must be received by February 1. 
  • Freshmen must have a minimum 3.25 (weighted) Academic GPA (AGPA) with a completed core (or in-progress) required for admission.
    • The AGPA is calculated by the University admissions staff using the grades within the approved core subjects listed below. A weighted AGPA takes into account the extra difficulty of honors, Advanced Placement (AP), or International Baccalaureate (IB) classes. 
    • Core requirements include:  4 years of English, 3 years of Math (Algebra I & higher), 3 years of Natural Science and 3 years of Social Science. Students with 2 years natural science graduation requirements will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
  • AND test scores must meet the minimum 26 ACT (composite) or 1240 SAT score (combined critical reading and math ONLY) from the same test administration.  The University does not superscore (mixing of scores from different test dates).
  • AND WUE freshmen are required to live on campus their first year.  For the best chance of being assigned to the hall of choice or with a requested roommate please apply by February 1.  Note: A housing wait list will begin when applications exceed available spaces.  Visit www.unr.edu/housing     

Scholarship note: Freshmen granted WUE are not eligible for additional Pack Pride or Nevada Scholars level University scholarships. Qualified WUE freshmen are eligible for Presidential or National Merit scholarship level consideration if they submit a complete file and meet the requirements by the February 1 scholarship deadline.

Freshmen Eligibility Process:

  • Available for all majors.
  • No separate application.
  • All freshmen residing in participating states (see above) will be automatically reviewed for WUE eligibility up to 7-10 days after admission. 
  • WUE notifications will be sent to those who qualify.
  • Freshman who do not meet the WUE criteria will automatically be considered for the Nevada Advantage (see Nevada Advantage description above)
  • Out-of-state notifications will be sent to those who do NOT meet either of our non-resident reduced tuition program eligibility requirements.  See below for reconsideration deadlines. 
  • Copies of these communications are posted to a student's MyNEVADA Communication Center.


WUE reconsideration after initial evaluation:  (Freshmen must meet ALL minimum eligibility requirements)

For new freshman who apply early, WUE reconsideration may be available by submitting updated official test scores and/or official transcripts AND requesting reconsideration via asknevada@unr.edu by February 1. 

  • Deadline to submit qualifying documentation and request reconsideration is February 1, however students are urged to submit updated transcripts and test scores as soon as they are available.
  • December 2016 is the last ACT and/or SAT test administration the University will receive in time to meet the February 1 deadline.
  • If WUE eligibility occurs after general University scholarship awarding (Pack Pride of Nevada Scholars), WUE will replace initial scholarship offer.
  • Students are not eligible for WUE consideration after they begin taking classes at the University.

WUE program is subject to change.  Questions may be directed to asknevada@unr.edu or call 1-866-2NEVADA or 775-784-4700 option 1 for more information.

WESTERN UNDERGRADUATE EXCHANGE (WUE)

SPRING 2017 AND FALL 2017 TRANSFER STUDENT APPLICANTS

A reduced tuition program available to qualified admitted transfer students attending regionally accredited post-secondary institutions in participating states (see above).  On average WUE students saves about $11,000 per academic year (based on Fall 2016 costs). Students must meet the WUE eligibility requirements and deadlines established for the semester in which they apply and must do so prior to attending the University.  The WUE policy is subject to change.  Other conditions may apply. WUE is limited to 4 consecutive years. Email inquiries should be directed to asknevada@unr.edu.

Transfer Student Eligibility Criteria for Spring 2017 and Fall 2017  (Students must submit documentation and meet all minimum eligibility requirements prior to published deadline)) 

  • Transfer students must be pursuing their first bachelor's degree and must have completed 24 transferable semester credits (does not include Advanced Placement work) from a regionally accredited post-secondary institution within a participating WUE state.
  • AND a minimum cumulative transfer 3.25 GPA is required. No test scores needed.
  • Initial admission documentation (application, $60 application fee, and all official transcripts) must be received by December 15 for Spring 2017 and July 1 for Fall 2017.  Students must meet the eligibility requirements by the deadline for the semester in which they apply
  • Students granted WUE at other NSHE institutions should email asknevada@unr.edu for further information.


Transfer Student WUE Eligibility Process:

  • Available for all majors. 
  • No separate application.
  • All qualified transfer students will be automatically reviewed for WUE up to 7-10 days after admission. 
  • WUE notifications will be sent to those who qualify.
  • Out-of-state notifications will be sent to those who do NOT meet the WUE transfer eligibility requirements.  See below for reconsideration deadlines. 
  • Copies of these communications are posted to a student's MyNEVADA Communication Center.


Transfer WUE reconsideration after initial evaluation: Students must meet all eligibility requirements prior to the published deadline

  • For those students who apply early, WUE reconsideration may be available by submitting updated official supplemental transcripts AND requesting reconsideration via asknevada@unr.edu by January 5 for Spring 2017 and by July 1 for Fall 2017.  Students are responsible for requesting official transcripts to be sent to the University.
  • Students are not eligible for WUE consideration after they begin taking classes at the University.


WUE program is subject to change.  Questions may be directed to asknevada@unr.edu or call 1-866-2NEVADA or 775-784-4700 option 1 for more information.

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