The Nevada Guarantee


You can afford Nevada's Tier 1 university. We guarantee it.

What is the Nevada Guarantee?

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.

Want to know more?

Speak to an admissions consultant about the program by completing our form and providing your contact information. We're happy to answer any questions you have and guide you through the process.

Program details

  • What does it provide?
    • Eligible students are promised gift aid that covers registration and mandatory fees and books for 15 credits each fall and spring semester for four years as long as they make satisfactory academic progress.
    • Gift aid includes grants and scholarships from federal, state and institutional sources. Gift aid is financial aid that does not require repayment.
    • Students are automatically enrolled in the First in the Pack Program that provides academic and social support.
  • How do you qualify?
    • Nevada resident admitted to the University of Nevada, Reno
    • Full–time student
    • Family income of $50,000 or less OR Pell-grant eligible as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
    • Maintain financial aid satisfactory academic progress
  • What to do?
    • Every year, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the Institutional Methodology for FAFSA-Ineligible Students form between October 1 and February 1 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)

“I thought for sure they were going to convince me to take out a student loan. Like many first-generation college students my biggest hesitancy about going to college was money. When I walked out the doors of the University’s financial aid office, I had an entirely different perspective. I knew I was going to be a University student."

Yoni Covarrubias
Nevada Guarantee recipient

Yoni Covarribuas

Student Financial Aid and Scholarships
University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, NV 89557
(775) 784-4666