How to Apply

Application Process

We are currently accepting applicants for the 2019 / 2020 school year. Our application has recently changed, so please be sure to read through it carefully.  We look forward to interviewing our new round of applicants!

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Step 1: Application

If interested, you can apply on-line. After submitting your application, you should receive an email from the TRiO Scholars Program confirming our receipt of your application. Unfortunately, at this time DACA students are not eligible for the TRiO program.  

Step 2: Signature Page

Eligibility verification will be requested once your application has been pre-screened. When we request a signature page, please select the one that fits you and print out a copy to be signed.

DEPENDENT students are those who are required to include their parent’s information on their FAFSA when applying for federal aid. If you are dependent, you will need to provide your parent’s tax documentation and have a parent sign this form.

INDEPENDENT students are those who do not need to provide a parent’s signature or parental tax documentation. To be considered independent, you must have been approved as an independent by the University of Nevada, Reno Financial Aid Office.

Step 3: Tax Verification

When requested, you will need to provide a copy of your parent's taxes (DEPENDENT STUDENTS) or your taxes (INDEPENDENT STUDENTS ONLY). We only need pages 1 & 2 from the 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ. Copies can be submitted, but please have them signed.