Educational Benefits for Faculty and Staff

Deadlines for Mini Summer Session:

  • 05/12/2017 - Last date to submit grant-in-aid in order to have fees posted in time and avoid late fees.*
  • 05/23/2017 - This date is the final date by which a grant-in-aid can be approved retroactive to the start of the semester.  The employee is responsible for any late fees.*

Deadlines for 1st Summer Session:

  • 06/02/2017 - Last date to submit grant-in-aid in order to have fees posted in time and avoid late fees.*
  • 06/14/2017 - This date is the final date by which a grant-in-aid can be approved retroactive to the start of the semester.  The employee is responsible for any late fees.*

Deadlines for 2nd Summer Session:

  • 07/07/2017 - Last date to submit grant-in-aid in order to have fees posted in time and avoid late fees.*
  • 07/19/2017 - This date is the final date by which a grant-in-aid can be approved retroactive to the start of the semester.  The employee is responsible for any late fees.*

*The employee is also responsible for gathering the required signatures and submitting the application to the Human Resources Department before or on the deadlines. This also applies to submitting GIA Approvals granted by UNR HR to the participating NSHE institution to waive the relevant Tuition and/or Fees.

Grants-in-Aid Restrictions

The following programs are not eligible or have restrictions to the Grants-in-Aid Benefit:

  • Pearson on-line sponsored courses in Social Work and Community Health Sciences are not eligible.
  • Master of Judicial Studies, Justice Management and Doctorate of Philosophy in Judicial Studies are not eligible.
  • EMBA Program - the maximum Grants-in-Aid for courses in this program is equal to the amount that would be paid for the class room MBA program.
  • Extended Studies, including Summer Session, reserves the right to refuse to honor a Faculty Grant-In-Aid in a requested academic credit class. Non-credit classes offered through Extended Studies are not eligible for this benefit.
  • Grants-in-Aid will not cover Excess Credit Fees. An appeal process is available for students and it is outlined in the Course Catalog.

The University of Nevada, Reno provides its staff and faculty access to reduced-rate educational opportunities. The purpose of educational benefits is to provide staff the opportunity for continued professional growth and new or renewed intellectual achievement. This may be accomplished through study leading to completion of a degree, whether associate, undergraduate, graduate or Ph.D., so that career effectiveness may be enhanced, occupational usefulness increased and the University’s personnel skills strengthened. The program requires a commitment from both the employee and the University to be effective.

Grants-in-Aid Forms and Information

*The Grant-in-Aid Application Form needs to be submitted for department and HR approval on a per-semester basis.
*For Faculty completing the GIA Online Application for their dependents above the age of 24 who have served on Active Duty in the USAF, please contact UNR HR for a workaround to the systematic limitation of citing dependents who are only below 24 years of age.
*Students who are Graduate Assistants cannot apply nor receive  Grant-In-Aid, as they are assisted through the Graduate Assistantship waiver.