Graduate student budgets

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

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

Nevada residents
2019-2020 Full-Time Graduate Student Budget for Nevada Residents
Expense On-/Off-Campus With 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 students
2019-2020 Full-Time Graduate Budget for Out-of-State Students
Expense On-/Off-Campus With Family
Tuition & Fees $20,948 $20,948
Room $8,000 $2,000
Meals $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