Grants are sources of free money that typically do not have to be repaid and can come from the federal government, the University and other sources.

Institutional grants

The University of Nevada, Reno provides a variety of grants as a form of financial aid to qualified students. Learn more about these grant opportunities below.

  • Nevada Guarantee

    The Nevada Guarantee is a program designed for low-income, Nevada residents at the University of Nevada, Reno. The award guarantees eligible undergraduate students a combination of gift awards (including but not limited to grants, scholarships, stipends and tuition/fee waivers) which will cover registration in 15 credits and mandatory fees and books each fall and spring semester.

    Funding occurs in late summer.

    Learn more about Nevada Guarantee

  • Access Grant

    The Access Grant is an institution grant awarded to need-based students at the University of Nevada, Reno. To be eligible, students must be either undergraduate or graduate students that meet enrollment requirements.

    • Undergraduate students: Must be enrolled in a minimum of 15 credits
    • Graduate students: Must be enrolled at least half-time

Federal grants

The U.S. Department of Education provides several types of federal grants for students attending four-year universities, such as the University of Nevada, Reno. Learn more about these grants below.

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