Funding & Assistantships

Professor with students

Paying for Graduate School

There are multiple funding sources you should explore when determining how to fund your graduate school experience. Funding can also come from outside scholarships, such as those offered by the Graduate Student Association.

Consider your graduate school education an investment in your career and academic interests. Below you will find links to more information on funding your graduate education at the University.

Tuition and Fees

Like most research universities, the cost of the attendance at Nevada depends on the type of degree a student wishes to pursue.

Visit the Cashier's office for a cost calculator and more info.

Financial Aid

The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships administers a limited number of general scholarships for graduate students.

Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.


Residency of an independent student will generally be established by their physical domicile and residency in Nevada.

Unsure of residency? Get info here.

Graduate Dean's Awards

Read eligibility and nomination information for the four annual Graduate Dean's Fellowships and 76 Merit Scholarships.

Graduate Dean's Awards eligibility and nomination information