Cost of attendance

The cost of attendance, also called a student budget, is a university's highest total estimated expenses for one year. A school's cost of attendance is used to determine each student's eligibility for financial aid, such as grants and loans.

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What is included in my cost of attendance?

The student budget includes direct costs paid to the University (tuition and fees, room and board for on-campus residents), as well as indirect costs (room and board for off-campus residents, personal expenses, transportation, and books and supplies). Most indirect costs are not charged by or payable to the University.

2024-2025 academic year cost of attendance

Costs are subject to change and this may not be your final cost of attendance.

Out-of-State Freshman

In-State Transfer

Non-Resident Transfer

Western Undergraduate Exchange

Pack Exchange Program

In-State Graduate Student

Out-of-State Graduate Student

School of Medicine

Estimate your tuition

Understanding the cost of attending college includes more than tuition. Use our tuition estimator to get an idea of your expenses, including tuition and fees, housing, meals, parking and more.

Tuition and fees resources

Tuition and fees

Get more details regarding the University's tuition and fees, as set by the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) Board of Regents.

Student fees guide

Learn more about mandatory student fees that cover a range of services and programs at the University.


Find scholarship information for new freshmen, Nevada Guarantee, Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) and more.

Types of aid

Learn more about the different types of financial aid, including scholarsips, student loans, Federal Work-Study, and grants.

Tuition waivers

The University supports a variety of tuition waivers, from the Native American Fee Waiver to programs for foster youth.

Predictable pricing

Tuition is set by the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) and yearly per-credit registration fees are set up to the 2026-2027 academic year.

Is your financial aid on track?

Apply for aid

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and submit your application to be considered for available scholarships.

Anything missing?

If additional documents are required, to-do items will be placed in your MyNEVADA account and you will be notified via email.

Check for updates

Check for award updates online via MyNevada.