First-year student from Nevada

Costs for first-year freshman students from Nevada

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

Affordable tuition

Under $8,000 per year resident tuition and fees

 

2020-21 estimated expenses for a Nevada resident freshman

What expenses do you have to consider?

As a first-year student 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.

In-state, on-campus undergraduate estimated costs
Expense Amount
Base tuition (30 credits per year) $7,268
Mandatory fees (per year) $1,098
On-campus housing and meals (per year) $10,300*
Books and supplies (per year) $1,000*
Total $19,666

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

 

Tuition-free programs for Nevada residents

Nevada Guarantee

*Covers tuition, fees and books
*Value of at least $9,000 each year
*Income-verification required

Millenium Scholarship

*Maximum $10,000 award
*No application is required
*Pays $80 per credit (up to 15 credits/semester)

 

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.

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 $1,500 per year for four years of undergraduate study.

New freshman scholarship award levels for 2020-2021

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