Applying for financial aid

February 15 is the priority filing deadline for maximum consideration for financial aid. Learn more about applying for financial aid at the University.

The University's priority deadline for maximum financial aid consideration is February 15. Financial aid is disbursed on a first-come, first-served basis, so apply early. The University's federal school code for aid is 002568.

Financial aid overview

Student checklist to apply for financial aid

Step 1. Complete your FAFSA or Institutional Methodology form

FAFSA and Institutional Methodology applications open at fafsa.ed.gov. Submit your FAFSA or Institutional Methodology applications as early as possible.

School code: 002568

Step 2. Complete scholarship application

After applying for admission in MyNEVADA, complete the Graduate and Undergraduate Scholarship Application (GUS).

Step 3. Submit all requested financial documents

Approximately 1/3 of students who complete the FAFSA will be required to submit additional documents to the Office of Financial Aid Office before an offer letter will be extended. If selected, To-Do List items will be placed on the student's MyNEVADA account. Students will also be notified via email.

Step 4. Review your financial aid offer letter

The financial aid offer letter, sent via the student's email, outlines the details of the financial aid awards offered to the student. Awards can be federal, state, institutional or private funds. The letter is also available in the student's Communication Center in MyNEVADA.

Step 5. Apply for Federal Work Study, if eligible

Work study awards subsidize on-campus employment. Work Study is paid out to students in a paycheck every two weeks and not a lump sum.

Step 6. Review your account statement for tuition, fees, room and board

Be sure to review your account for your undergraduate student budget, including tuition, fees, room and board. Complete the Federal Direct Loan process for students and parents planning to borrow.

Step 7. Acknowledge Millennium Scholarship (qualifying Nevada residents)

Acknowledge your Millennium Scholarship on the Nevada Treasurer's website.

Step 8. Pay University bill in MyNEVADA

The final step is to settle your account and pay your University bill in MyNEVADA.

DACA, international and undocumented students

University of Nevada, Reno values the enrichment that comes from having diverse and talented students. We recognize that many need financial assistance in order to participate in higher education. DACA, international and undocumented students are not eligible for federal financial aid in the form of Pell Grants or federal student loans. However, there are funds from institutional, state and private sources that are accessible to them if certain requirements are met.

Financial aid basic questions