Nevada Advantage

Nevada Advantage Scholarship

If you're a new freshman or transfer student from the Western U.S., you can save on your out-of-state tuition.

Only available at the University of Nevada, Reno, the Nevada Advantage Scholarship may be available to those non-resident students residing in participating status who don’t qualify for the WUE Scholarship. Nevada Advantage allows students from participating states and territories to pay only 200% of our standard Nevada resident tuition.

Participating areas include Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

 

First-year freshman

Fall 2020 Nevada Advantage scholarship information

May 22, 2020 is the deadline to submit an application for Fall 2020 WUE/Nevada Advantage consideration

Eligibility

  • You must reside in a participating state or territory
  • You must be seeking your first bachelor’s degree
  • You must begin at the University for the fall immediately following high school graduation
  • Available to all majors
  • No separate application

Academic qualifications

Students residing in participating states that do not qualify for the WUE Scholarship may be considered for the Nevada Advantage Scholarship. To be considered, you must meet all of the following requirements:

  • Minimum 3.0 weighted academic grade point average (AGPA)
  • Minimum 22 ACT Composite or 1100 SAT score (from a single test administration)
  • A completed core (or in-progress) required for admissions

An Academic GPA (AGPA) takes into account the grades within the University’s core courses required for admission (4 years of English, 3 years of math, 3 years of natural science and 3 years of social science). Admissions staff calculates a student’s AGPA using only the grades for approved completed coursework within these subjects.

How to receive Nevada Advantage Scholarship consideration

Eligible students will receive automatic consideration with a completed admissions file which includes the following:

  • Admissions application and application fee
  • Official transcript sent directly from school
  • Official test scores sent directly from test agency

University school codes:

  • ACT: 2494
  • SAT: 4844

How is Nevada Advantage funding awarded?

The Nevada Advantage Scholarship is awarded in the form of a tuition discount. Nevada Advantage tuition is calculated at a rate of 200% of the Nevada resident fee.

Students awarded Nevada Advantage are notified via email seven-to-ten business days after being admitted to the University or after submitting qualifying documentation and requesting reconsideration. Copies of email notifications are also available in the student’s MyNEVADA account under the “Communication Center.”

How to request for Nevada Advantage reconsideration

The deadline to submit qualifying documentation and request reconsideration (wue@unr.edu) is July 15. However, students are urged to submit updated transcripts and/or test scores as soon as they are available.

  • June 2020 is the last ACT and/or SAT exam administration the University will receive in time to meet the deadline

Other important information about Nevada Advantage

  • Students must meet the eligibility requirements prior to attending the University
  • Nevada Advantage qualified students are limited to four consecutive years while earning their first bachelor’s degree
  • Freshman awarded Nevada Advantage are not eligible for additional Pack Pride or Nevada Scholar level University scholarships
  • If Nevada Advantage eligibility occurs after general University general scholarship awarding (Pack Pride or Nevada Scholars), the Nevada Advantage Scholarship will replace initial scholarship offer
  • Qualified Nevada Advantage freshman may be eligible for Presidential or National Merit scholarship level consideration if they submit a complete admissions file and meet the requirements by February 1, 2020
  • Nevada Advantage recipients are not required to live on campus, but it is strongly recommended

Submit your admission application materials

University of Nevada, Reno
Office of Admissions and Records
Mail Stop 0120
Reno, NV 89557

 

Transfer students

Spring 2020 and Fall 2020 Nevada Advantage Scholarship information

December 15, 2019 is the deadline for Spring 2020 Nevada Advantage consideration and July 1, 2020 is the deadline for Fall 2020 Nevada Advantage consideration.

Eligibility

  • You must have a minimum of 24 transferable semester credits from a regionally accredited post-secondary institution within a participating state or territory
  • You must be seeking your first bachelor’s degree
  • Available to all majors
  • No separate application
  • Students are not eligible for Nevada Advantage reconsideration after you begin taking classes at the University of Nevada, Reno

Academic qualifications

To be considered, you must meet both of the following requirements:

  • Must have completed 24 transferable semester credits (does not include Advanced Placement or non-graded work) from a regionally accredited post-secondary institution within a participating location
  • A minimum 2.75 cumulative transfer GPA

A transfer GPA only takes into account grades from transferable credits. Visit our Transfer Office for more information about the transferability of courses. No test scores are needed.

How to receive Nevada Advantage Scholarship consideration

Eligible students will receive automatic consideration with a completed admissions file which includes the following:

How is Nevada Advantage funding awarded?

The Nevada Advantage Scholarship is awarded in the form of a tuition discount. Nevada Advantage tuition is calculated at a rate of 200% of the Nevada resident fee.

Students awarded Nevada Advantage are notified via email seven-to-ten business days after being admitted to the University or after submitting qualifying documentation and requesting reconsideration. Copies of email notifications are also available in the student’s MyNEVADA account under the “Communication Center.”

How to request for Nevada Advantage reconsideration

The deadline to submit qualifying documentation and request reconsideration to wue@unr.edu is January 5, 2020 for Spring 2020 and July 1, 2020 for Fall 2020. However, students are urged to submit updated transcripts as soon as they are available.

Other important information about Nevada Advantage

  • Students must meet the eligibility requirements prior to attending the University
  • Nevada Advantage-qualified students are limited to four consecutive years while earning their first bachelor’s degree

Submit your admission application materials

University of Nevada, Reno
Office of Admissions and Records
Mail Stop 0120
Reno, NV 89557

Important information to consider

  • Review cost estimates and fees. Current WUE and Nevada Advantage undergraduate cost estimates are available online.
  • Savings based on credits. Actual WUE or Nevada Advantage Scholarship tuition savings vary based on number of enrolled credits.
  • Fees are required. Mandatory fees are required for all students, regardless of residency status.
  • Cannot reclassify as a Nevada resident. Students may not be reclassified as a Nevada resident while receiving the benefits of WUE or Nevada Advantage. Students may decline awarded program, pay full non-resident tuition for at least 12 months and apply for reclassification to Nevada resident status. Learn about becoming a Nevada resident and email mynevada@unr.edu for more information.
  • Students cannot be reconsidered for WUE once they begin taking classes at the University. Students who do not meet the minimum requirements by the deadline prior to taking classes are not eligible for reconsideration for these programs. Non-resident students paying out-of-state tuition may consider establishing Nevada residency as a financially independent student. Learn about becoming a Nevada resident and email mynevada@unr.edu for more information.
  • Subject to requirements. Students are subject to the requirements established for the semester in which they apply and attend the University of Nevada, Reno.
  • Not responsible for 3rd-party information/materials. The University of Nevada, Reno is not responsible for information contained on 3rd party websites and/or promotional materials.
 

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