Graduate Student Budgets

Graduate student budgets try to estimate the full cost of a university education.

While tuition and fees represent a large share of college costs, there are other costs that should be considered when estimating expenses. For example:

  • Room: Housing expenses, including rent and utilities
  • Board: Groceries and other food expenses
  • Books & Supplies: Textbooks, notebooks, calculators, pens, etc.
  • Personal: Living essentials, entertainment, and miscellaneous expenses
  • Transportation: Vehicle maintenance, insurance, fuel, parking permit, start and end of term travel to/from permanent residence

The following tables contain official figures for student budgets developed by the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships. Please note: Costs are subject to change and this may not be your final cost of attendance. For exact fees, please visit the Cashier's Office page.

2019-2020 Full Time Graduate Student Budgets


Nevada Residents

2019-2020 Full Time Graduate Student Budgets - Nevada Residents
ExpenseOff/On CampusWith Family
Tuition & Fees $5,896 $5,896
Room $8,000 $2,000
Board $5,600 $2,600
Books & Supplies $1,300 $1,300
Personal $2,500 $2,500
Transportation $1,800 $2,200
Loan Fees $150 $150
Estimated Yearly Expenses $25,246 $16,646

Out of State (Non-Residents)

2019-2020 Full Time Graduate Student Budgets - Out of State (Non-Residents)
ExpenseOff/On CampusWith Family
Tuition & Fees $20,948 $20,948
Room $8,000 $2,000
Board $5,600 $2,600
Books & Supplies $1,300 $1,300
Personal $2,500 $2,500
Transportation $1,800 $2,200
Loan Fees $150 $150
Estimated Yearly Expenses $40,298 $31,698

2018-2019 Full Time Graduate Student Budgets


Nevada Residents

2018-2019 Full Time Graduate Student Budgets - Nevada Residents
ExpenseOff/On CampusWith Family
Tuition & Fees $5,698 $5,698
Room $8,000 $2,000
Board $5,410 $2,200
Books & Supplies $1,300 $1,300
Personal $2,500 $2,500
Transportation $1,800 $2,200
Loan Fees $150 $150
Estimated Yearly Expenses $24,858 $16,048

Out of State (Non-Residents)

2018-2019 Full Time Graduate Student Budgets - Out of State (Non-Residents)
ExpenseOff/On CampusWith Family
Tuition & Fees $20,170 $20,170
Room $8,000 $2,000
Board $5,410 $2,200
Books & Supplies $1,300 $1,300
Personal $2,500 $2,500
Transportation $1,800 $2,200
Loan Fees $150 $150
Estimated Yearly Expenses $39,330 $30,520