Aid by Student Type

Continuing &
Graduate Students

A limited number of general scholarships for continuing and graduate students is available. To be considered for these awards, the student must complete the General Scholarship Application by Feb. 1.

The main source for scholarships and fellowship opportunities for these students are academic departments and schools/colleges.

Transfer Students

  • If you have already completed a FAFSA for the current year, you do not have to complete a new FAFSA if you are transferring during the same academic year. You do, however, have a few important tasks to complete.
  • You will need to add the University of Nevada, Reno's school code (002568) to your FAFSA.
  • You may need to complete additional steps with your file. Check your "To-Do List" in MyNEVADA for and additional information or forms request.
  • Once you are sure you plan to attend University of Nevada, Reno, decline any financial aid from other schools.

International Students

Federal regulations severely limit the types of financial assistance available to international students. International students (those with F-1, F-2, J-1, J-2; and G series visas) are expected to have enough resources to meet their expenses throughout their stay at the University. Students with these visas are not eligible for federal or state financial aid.

Contact the Office of International Students and Scholars for more information.

Non-Resident Students

The Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships encourages out-of-state students and families to consider a (Federal PLUS Loan) available to the parents of undergraduate students to help with the cost of non-resident tuition. There are also Private/Alternative Loan options that can be investigated. (Private Scholarship Search Services) may also be a helpful tool, along with checking into opportunities offered by local organizations that have scholarships for students attending college out of state. These sources of assistance, along with need-based aid that the University is able to offer by using the FAFSA information, may make the total cost more affordable.