Undergraduate Student Budgets

Undergraduate 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: Residence hall fees or other housing expenses, including rent and utilities
  • Board: A campus meal plan, 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, visit the Cashier's Office page.

2019-2020 Full Time Undergraduate Student Budgets


Nevada Residents

2019-2020 Full Time Undergraduate Student Budgets - Nevada Residents
ExpenseOn CampusOff CampusWith Family
Tuition & Fees $8,034 $8,034 $8,034
Room $6,360 $6,360 $2,000
Board $5,600 $5,600 $2,600
Books & Supplies $1,300 $1,300 $1,300
Personal $2,500 $2,500 $2,500
Transportation $1,800 $1,800 $2,200
Loan Fees $70 $70 $70
Estimated Yearly Expenses $25,664 $25,664 $18,704

Out of State (Non-Residents)

2019-2020 Full Time Undergraduate Student Budgets - Out of State (Non-Residents)
ExpenseOn CampusOff CampusWith Family
Tuition & Fees $23,086 $23,086 $23,086
Room $6,360 $6,360 $2,000
Board $5,600 $5,600 $2,600
Books & Supplies $1,300 $1,300 $1,300
Personal $2,500 $2,500 $2,500
Transportation $1,800 $1,800 $2,200
Loan Fees $70 $70 $70
Estimated Yearly Expenses $40,716 $40,716 $33,756

Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)

For information about WUE, along with eligibility requirements, visit the Tuition Discounts page.

2019-2020 Full Time Undergraduate Student Budgets - Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)
ExpenseOn CampusOff CampusWith Family
Tuition & Fees $11,530 $11,530 $11,530
Room $6,360 $6,360 $2,000
Board $5,600 $5,600 $2,600
Books & Supplies $1,300 $1,300 $1,300
Personal $2,500 $2,500 $2,500
Transportation $1,800 $1,800 $2,200
Loan Fees $70 $70 $70
Estimated Yearly Expenses $29,160 $29,160 $22,200

Nevada Advantage (NVADV)

For information about Nevada Advantage, along with eligibility requirements, visit the Tuition Discounts page.

2019-2020 Full Time Undergraduate Student Budgets - Nevada Advantage (NVADV)
ExpenseOn CampusOff CampusWith Family
Tuition & Fees $15,024 $15,024 $15,024
Room $6,360 $6,360 $2,000
Board $5,600 $5,600 $2,600
Books & Supplies $1,300 $1,300 $1,300
Personal $2,500 $2,500 $2,500
Transportation $1,800 $1,800 $2,200
Loan Fees $70 $70 $70
Estimated Yearly Expenses $32,654 $32,654 $25,694

2018-2019 Full Time Undergraduate Student Budgets


Nevada Residents

2018-2019 Full Time Undergraduate Student Budgets - Nevada Residents
ExpenseOn CampusOff CampusWith Family
Tuition & Fees $7,764 $7,764 $7,764
Room $6,360 $6,360 $2,000
Board $5,410 $5,410 $2,200
Books & Supplies $1,300 $1,300 $1,300
Personal $2,500 $2,500 $2,500
Transportation $1,800 $1,800 $2,200
Loan Fees $70 $70 $70
Estimated Yearly Expenses $25,204 $25,204 $18,034

Out of State (Non-Residents)

2018-2019 Full Time Undergraduate Student Budgets - Out of State (Non-Residents)
ExpenseOn CampusOff CampusWith Family
Tuition & Fees $22,236 $22,236 $22,236
Room $6,360 $6,360 $2,000
Board $5,410 $5,410 $2,200
Books & Supplies $1,300 $1,300 $1,300
Personal $2,500 $2,500 $2,500
Transportation $1,800 $1,800 $2,200
Loan Fees $70 $70 $70
Estimated Yearly Expenses $39,676 $39,676 $32,506

Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)

For information about WUE, along with eligibility requirements, visit the Tuition Discounts page.

2018-2019 Full Time Undergraduate Student Budgets - Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)
ExpenseOn CampusOff CampusWith Family
Tuition & Fees $11,124 $11,124 $11,124
Room $6,360 $6,360 $2,000
Board $5,410 $5,410 $2,200
Books & Supplies $1,300 $1,300 $1,300
Personal $2,500 $2,500 $2,500
Transportation $1,800 $1,800 $2,200
Loan Fees $70 $70 $70
Estimated Yearly Expenses $28,564 $28,564 $21,394

Nevada Advantage (NVADV)

For information about Nevada Advantage, along with eligibility requirements, visit the Tuition Discounts page.

2018-2019 Full Time Undergraduate Student Budgets - Nevada Advantage (NVADV)
ExpenseOn CampusOff CampusWith Family
Tuition & Fees $14,484 $14,484 $14,484
Room $6,360 $6,360 $2,000
Board $5,410 $5,410 $2,200
Books & Supplies $1,300 $1,300 $1,300
Personal $2,500 $2,500 $2,500
Transportation $1,800 $1,800 $2,200
Loan Fees $70 $70 $70
Estimated Yearly Expenses $31,924 $31,924 $24,754