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 Cashiers Office page.

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

2017-2018 Full Time Undergraduate Student Budgets


Nevada Residents

2017-2018 Full Time Undergraduate Student Budgets - Nevada Residents
ExpenseOn CampusOff CampusWith Family
Tuition & Fees $7,600 $7,600 $7,600
Room $5,700 $5,700 $2,000
Board $5,240 $5,240 $1,800
Books & Supplies $1,300 $1,300 $1,300
Personal $2,500 $2,500 $2,500
Transportation $1,800 $1,800 $2,000
Loan Fees $70 $70 $70
Estimated Yearly Expenses $24,210 $24,210 $17,270

Out of State (Non-Residents)

2017-2018 Full Time Undergraduate Student Budgets - Out of State (Non-Residents)
ExpenseOn CampusOff CampusWith Family
Tuition & Fees $21,788 $21,788 $21,788
Room $5,700 $5,700 $2,000
Board $5,240 $5,240 $1,800
Books & Supplies $1,300 $1,300 $1,300
Personal $2,500 $2,500 $2,500
Transportation $1,800 $1,800 $2,000
Loan Fees $70 $70 $70
Estimated Yearly Expenses $38,398 $38,398 $31,458

Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)

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

2017-2018 Full Time Undergraduate Student Budgets - Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)
ExpenseOn CampusOff CampusWith Family
Tuition & Fees $10,832 $10,832 $10,832
Room $5,700 $5,700 $2,000
Board $5,240 $5,240 $1,800
Books & Supplies $1,300 $1,300 $1,300
Personal $2,500 $2,500 $2,500
Transportation $1,800 $1,800 $2,000
Loan Fees $70 $70 $70
Estimated Yearly Expenses $27,442 $27,442 $20,502

Nevada Advantage (NVADV)

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

2017-2018 Full Time Undergraduate Student Budgets - Nevada Advantage (NVADV)
ExpenseOn CampusOff CampusWith Family
Tuition & Fees $14,064 $14,064 $14,064
Room $5,700 $5,700 $2,000
Board $5,240 $5,240 $1,800
Books & Supplies $1,300 $1,300 $1,300
Personal $2,500 $2,500 $2,500
Transportation $1,800 $1,800 $2,000
Loan Fees $70 $70 $70
Estimated Yearly Expenses $30,674 $30,674 $23,734