Pack Advantage

Here's how you qualify:

  • Admitted to the University by February 1
  • Nevada resident
  • Full–time student
  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) submitted to the University of Nevada, Reno before February 1st
  • Pell Grant recipient
  • Good academic standing
  • Maintain financial aid satisfactory academic progress

Eligible students are promised gift aid that will cover registration and mandatory fees and books for 15 credits each Fall and Spring semester for four years as long as you maintain Pell eligibility and make satisfactory academic progress. The total gift aid offered to each Pack Advantage qualified student is reviewed each August, with additional Pack Advantage grant funds offered at that time if required to fulfill the promised value ($8,500 for the 2017-18 academic year). Gift aid includes but is not limited to grants, scholarships and tuition/fee waivers.  Any additional funds offered in August may be decreased if additional gift aid is received for the student.

Here's what to do:

  • As an entering freshman or transfer student, be sure you have been admitted to the institution by February 1st
  • Complete the FAFSA on-line before February 1st each year and select the University of Nevada, Reno to receive your information (school code: 002568)
  • Check your MyNEVADA account "To Do list" to be sure you have a complete financial aid file (June 1 priority deadline for documents related to verification, if applicable)
  • By February 1 annually, all continuing students are strongly encouraged to complete the MyNevada supplemental form titled: Graduate & Undergraduate Scholarship Application
  • When in doubt contact the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office