Apply for financial aid

Overview of financial aid

Use this checklist to apply for financial aid

Step 1. Complete your FAFSA or Institutional Methodology form

FAFSA and Institutional Methodology applications open at 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.

After you have received your award letter, there are additional steps to complete. 

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.