First-year student from another state

Costs for first-year, out-of-state freshman students

You can afford a Nevada education

No student debt

More than 50 percent of students graduating leave with no student debt

Scholarships and grants

The total amount of scholarships and grants at the University is $87 million annually

WUE scholarships

If you're a new freshman from the Western U.S., you can save on your out-of-state tuition, allowing you to pay only 150% of our standard Nevada resident tuition.

 

2020-21 expenses for out-of-state freshman students

What expenses do you have to consider?

As a first-year student from another state at the University of Nevada, Reno, you may pay for tuition and fees, on-campus housing and meals. Personal expenses, transportation costs and books vary by student, but should be factored into your budget planning. For more information, you may review our undergraduate student budgets or use our Net Price Calculator for an idea of what costs may look like after considering financial aid.

Out-of-state (non-resident) undergraduate tuition costs
Expense Amount
Base tuition (30 credits per year) $22,922
Mandatory fees (per year) $1,098
On-campus housing and meals (per year) $10,300*
Books and supplies (per year) $1,000*
Total $35,320

*These are starting point estimates for budgeting purposes and may vary due to housing options, meal plan selections, course requirements and individual student needs.

An out-of-state education is more affordable than you think

At the University of Nevada, Reno, we believe access to education is critical to developing the next generation of leaders, thinkers and knowledge builders. Tuition should not serve as a deterrant to completing a college degree. If you're a first-year new student from the Western U.S., you can save on your out-of-state tuition.

  • University of Nevada, Reno Logo
    University of Nevada, Reno$10,485 (WUE)
  • University of California Logo
    University of California$14,000 (In-state tuition)$43,800 (Out-of-state tuition)
  • University of Oregon Logo
    University of Oregon$12,750 (In-state tuition)$36,615 (Out-of-state tuition)
  • University of Washington Logo
    University of Washington$11,465 (In-state tuition)$38,166 (Out-of-state tuition)
 

Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)

We are a proud participant in WUE, which allows students from participating states and territories to pay only 150% of our standard Nevada resident tuition. Participating areas include Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

Learn more about WUE

 

Applying for financial aid

To receive federal financial aid (grants, loans and Work Study) you must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid each year. The FAFSA opens every October 1 and the University's priority filing date for institutional scholarships and grants is February 1.

Aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so apply early.

Grants

Grants are need-based aid awarded to qualified undergraduate students demonstrating exceptional financial need. Grants do not have to be repaid as long as enrollment for the semester in which you receive the grant is maintained.

Loans

If grants, scholarships and family assistance do not cover the costs of attending college, you might consider loans. Though loan money must be repaid, federal loans typically offer the lowest interest rates. Learn more about loans and if they’re the right fit.

Work Study

Students eligible for need-based financial aid programs can participate in Work Study. This federally funded program helps students pay for college by working on or off campus. You must submit a FAFSA for consideration.

First-year scholarships

 

Scholarships are automatically awarded to new freshmen who complete their application to the University of Nevada, Reno by February 1 of the year preceding their fall enrollment. To qualify for first-year scholarships, students must meet minimum unweighted GPA and corresponding ACT/SAT test scores.

Students awarded Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) or Nevada Advantage reduced tuition scholarships may only receive Presidential-level, National Merit or departmental-level scholarships.

Presidential level

Eligible students may receive up to $8,000 per year for four years of undergraduate study.

Nevada Scholars level

Eligible students may receive up to $2,500 per year for four years of undergraduate study.

Pack Pride level

Eligible students may receive up to $1,000 per year for four years of undergraduate study.

New freshman scholarship award levels for 2020-2021

To qualify for University scholarships, students must meet minimum unweighted GPA and corresponding ACT/SAT test scores. Use the information below to determine eligibility for Presidential, Nevada Scholars and Pack Pride scholarships.

Figure 1. Financial Aid matrix displaying the qualifying ACT/SAT scores and corresponding GPA requirements for each level of University scholarship. The table has unweighted cumulative GPA requirements in the far-left column, with corresponding ACT Composite and SAT scores in the top row. Presidential-level scores are represented in blue. Nevada Scholars-level scores are represented in silver. Pack Pride-level scores are represented in white.
Figure 1. Financial Aid matrix displaying the qualifying ACT/SAT scores and corresponding GPA requirements for each level of University scholarship. The table has unweighted cumulative GPA requirements in the far-left column, with corresponding ACT Composite and SAT scores in the top row. Presidential-level scores are represented in blue. Nevada Scholars-level scores are represented in silver. Pack Pride-level scores are represented in white.

Breakdown of GPA and test score requirements for first-year scholarships

  • Presidential Level
    Presidential Level Minimum and Maximum GPA and Test Score Requirements
    GPA Minimum ACT Composite Maximum ACT Composite  Minimum SAT Maximum SAT
    4.0

    31

    36 1420 1600
    3.9 31 36 1420 1600
    3.8 31 36 1420 1600
    3.7 31 36 1420 1600
    3.6 31 36 1420 1600
    3.5 31 36 1420 1600

  • Nevada Scholars
    Nevada Scholars Level Minimum and Maximum GPA and Test Score Requirements
    GPA Minimum ACT Composite Maximum ACT Composite Minimum SAT Maximum SAT
    4.0

    22

    30 1100 1390
    3.9 23 30 1130 1390
    3.8 24 30 1160 1390
    3.7 25 30 1200 1390
    3.6 26 30 1240 1390
    3.5 27 30 1280 1390
    3.4 27 36 1280 1600
    3.3 28 36 1310 1600
    3.2 29 36 1350 1600
  • Pack Pride
    Pack Pride Level Minimum and Maximum GPA and Test Score Requirements
    GPA Minimum ACT Composite Maximum ACT Composite Minimum SAT Maximum SAT
    4.0

    May qualify for Presidential or Nevada Scholars

    May qualify for Presidential or Nevada Scholars May qualify for Presidential or Nevada Scholars May qualify for Presidential or Nevada Scholars
    3.9 22 22 1100 1100
    3.8 22 23 1100 1130
    3.7 22 24 1100 1160
    3.6 22 25 1100 1200
    3.5 22 26 1100 1240
    3.4 22 26 1100 1240
    3.3 23 27 1130 1280
    3.2 24 28 1160 1310
 

Contact us

Office of Admissions & Records

(775) 784-4700
admissions@unr.edu

Financial Aid and Scholarships

(775) 784-4666
finaid@unr.edu