Scholarships are a form of financial aid based on merit and do not have to be repaid

Scholarship opportunities

Students can pursue scholarships from various sources, including external organizations, the State of Nevada, and the University of Nevada, Reno.

First-year scholarships

The University of Nevada, Reno awards scholarships based on a holistic review of the application for admission, the scholarship application and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the Institutional Methodology for FAFSA-Ineligible Students form.

College and department scholarships

To be considered for college and department scholarships, new and continuing undergraduate and graduate students must complete the annual scholarship application in MyNEVADA supplemental forms.

External scholarships

Many external organizations not affiliated with the University of Nevada, Reno provide scholarship opportunities to students.

Millennium Scholarship

The Governor Guinn Millennium Scholarship Program provides scholarships to Nevada high school graduates that meet eligibility requirements.

National Merit Scholarship

The National Merit Scholarship provides select students with up to $16,000 per year for up to four years of consecutive undergraduate study at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Graduate student funding

Learn about assistantships, financial awards and external funding opportunities for graduate students.

Special programs

Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)

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

We are a proud participant in WUE, which allows students from participating states and territories to pay only 150% of our standard Nevada resident tuition. Participating areas include Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

Free tuition, fees and books

If you've got the grades to go to the University of Nevada, Reno, family finances shouldn't stand in your way.

That's why there's The Nevada Guarantee. If you're a Nevada resident and come from a low-income family, we'll guarantee you free tuition, fees and books, plus all the academic and social support you'll need to graduate in four years or less.

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