Tuition Discounts

The University of Nevada, Reno offers reduced tuition programs for eligible students who are residents of participating states and territories. Below you will find eligibility requirements for first-time freshman and transfer students. Students may only qualify for one reduced tuition program at the University of Nevada, Reno.

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Participating states and territories

Qualifying states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

Qualifying territories: Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands and Guam.

Locations eligible for Reduced Tuition Programs



Freshman Programs

NEVADA ADVANTAGE
For eligible first-time freshmen

A reduced tuition program available to qualified admitted first-time freshmen who are residents of participating states. On average Nevada Advantage students save approximately $7,700 per academic year (based on Fall 2017 costs). Students must meet ALL of the Nevada Advantage eligibility requirements and deadlines established for the fall semester in which they apply and must do so prior to attending the University.

Students may only qualify for one reduced tuition program at the University of Nevada, Reno. Nevada Advantage is limited to 4 consecutive years. The Nevada Advantage policy is subject to change. Other conditions may apply. Email inquiries should be directed to admissions@unr.edu.

FALL 2018 FRESHMEN APPLICANTS

Freshmen Eligibility Criteria: (Students must meet ALL minimum eligibility requirements):

  • Nevada Advantage eligibility consideration is only available to current high school seniors graduating in May/June 2018, applying for the Fall 2018 semester. Spring freshman applicants are not eligible for this program.
  • Freshmen are encouraged to submit a complete file by February 1 however, maybe considered for non-resident reduced tuition after this deadline. Freshman application is currently open at unr.edu/apply until further notice. See below for final deadline to meet requirements.
  • Freshmen must have a minimum 3.0 (weighted) Academic GPA (AGPA) with a completed core (or in-progress) required for admission. AGPA calculator available here.
    • The AGPA is calculated by the University admissions staff using the grades within the approved core subjects. A weighted AGPA takes into account the extra difficulty of honors, Advanced Placement (AP), or International Baccalaureate (IB) classes.
    • Core requirements include: 4 years of English, 3 years of Math (Algebra 1 & higher), 3 years of Natural Science, and 3 years of Social Science. Students with 2 years natural science graduation requirements will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
  • AND official test scores must meet the minimum 22 ACT (composite) or 1100 SAT score (March 2016 test or later) from the same test administration. Official test scores must come directly from the testing agency. The University does not superscore (mixing of scores from different test dates).
  • Freshmen are highly encouraged to consider living on campus and to apply early. For the best chance of being assigned to the hall of your choice or with a requested roommate please apply by February 1. Note: A housing wait list will begin when applications exceed available spaces. Visit www.unr.edu/housing

Freshmen Eligibility Process:

  • Available for all majors.
  • No separate application.
  • All freshmen residing in participating states will be automatically reviewed for Nevada Advantage eligibility 7-10 days after admission.
  • Nevada Advantage notification will be sent to those who qualify.
  • Out-of-state notifications will be sent to those who do NOT meet all of the Nevada Advantage policy eligibility requirements. See below for reconsideration details.
  • Copies of these notifications are posted to a student's MyNEVADA Communication Center.

Scholarship note: Freshmen granted Nevada Advantage are not eligible for additional Pack Pride or Nevada Scholars level University scholarships. Qualified Nevada Advantage freshmen are eligible for Presidential or National Merit scholarship level consideration if they submit a complete file and meet the requirements by the February 1 scholarship deadline.

Nevada Advantage reconsideration after initial evaluation: (Freshmen must meet ALL minimum eligibility requirements)
For new freshman who apply early, Nevada Advantage reconsideration is available by submitting updated official test scores and/or official transcripts AND requesting reconsideration via admissions@unr.edu once the qualifying document is on its way to the University.

  • Deadline to submit qualifying documentation and request reconsideration is July 15, however students are urged to submit updated transcripts and test scores as soon as they are available.
  • June 2018 is the last ACT and/or SAT exam administration the University can receive in time to meet the deadline.
  • If Nevada Advantage eligibility occurs after general University scholarship is awarded, Nevada Advantage will replace initial scholarship offer.
  • Students are not eligible for Nevada Advantage consideration after they begin taking classes at the University.

Nevada Advantage program is subject to change. Questions may be directed to admissions@unr.edu or call 1-866-2NEVADA or 775-784-4700 option 1 for more information.


WESTERN UNDERGRADUATE EXCHANGE (WUE)
For eligible first-time freshmen

FALL 2018 FRESHMEN APPLICANTS

A reduced tuition program available to qualified admitted first-time freshmen who are residents of participating states. On average WUE students saving about $11,000 per academic year (based on Fall 2017 costs). Students must meet all of the WUE eligibility requirements and deadlines for the fall semester in which they apply and must do so prior to attending the University.

Students may only qualify for one reduced tuition program at the University of Nevada, Reno. WUE is limited to 4 consecutive years. The WUE policy is subject to change. Other conditions may apply. Email inquiries should be directed to admissions@unr.edu.

Freshmen Eligibility Criteria: (Students must meet ALL minimum eligibility requirements):

  • WUE eligibility consideration is available to current high school seniors graduating in May/June 2018 applying for the Fall 2018 semester. Spring freshmen applicants are not eligible for this program.
  • Freshmen are encouraged to submit a complete file by February 1 however, may be considered for non-resident reduced tuition after this deadline. Freshman application is currently open at unr.edu/apply until further notice.
  • Freshman who meet the academic and test score requirements for WUE after May 1 will not be granted WUE until they have submitted a housing application. See below for final deadline to meet requirements. Please email admissions@unr.edu after the housing application is submitted.
  • Freshmen must have a minimum 3.25 (weighted) Academic GPA (AGPA) with a completed core (or in-progress) required for admission. AGPA calculator available here.
    • The AGPA is calculated by the University admissions staff using the grades within the approved core subjects listed below. A weighted AGPA takes into account the extra difficulty of honors, Advanced Placement (AP), or International Baccalaureate (IB) classes.
    • Core requirements include: 4 years of English, 3 years of Math (Algebra I & higher), 3 years of Natural Science and 3 years of Social Science. Students with 2 years natural science graduation requirements will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
  • AND official test scores must meet the minimum 26 ACT (composite) or 1240 SAT score (March 2016 test or later) from the same test administration. Official test scores must come directly from the test agency. The University does not superscore (mixing of scores from different test dates).
  • AND WUE freshmen are required to live on campus their first year. For the best chance of being assigned to the hall of choice or with a requested roommate please apply by February 1. Note: A housing wait list will begin when applications exceed available spaces. Visit www.unr.edu/housing

Scholarship note: Freshmen granted WUE are not eligible for additional Pack Pride or Nevada Scholars level University scholarships. Qualified WUE freshmen are eligible for Presidential or National Merit scholarship level consideration if they submit a complete file and meet the requirements by the February 1 scholarship deadline.

Freshmen Eligibility Process:

  • Available for all majors.
  • No separate application.
  • All freshmen residing in participating states will be automatically reviewed for WUE eligibility 7-10 days after admission.
  • WUE notifications will be sent to those who qualify.
  • Freshman who do not meet the WUE criteria will automatically be considered for the Nevada Advantage(see Nevada Advantage description above)
  • Out-of-state notifications will be sent to those who do NOT meet either of our non-resident reduced tuition program eligibility requirements. See below for reconsideration details.
  • Copies of these notifications are posted to a student's MyNEVADA Communication Center.

WUE reconsideration after initial evaluation: (Freshmen must meet ALL minimum eligibility requirements)

New freshman WUE reconsideration is available by submitting updated official test scores and/or official transcripts AND requesting reconsideration via admissions@unr.edu.

  • Deadline to submit qualifying documentation and request reconsideration is July 15, however students are urged to submit updated transcripts and test scores as soon as they are available.
  • June 2018 is the last ACT and/or SAT exam administration the University will receive in time to meet the deadline.
  • If WUE eligibility occurs after general University scholarship awarding (Pack Pride of Nevada Scholars), WUE will replace initial scholarship offer.
  • Students are not eligible for WUE consideration after they begin taking classes at the University.

WUE program is subject to change. Questions may be directed to admissions@unr.edu or call 1-866-2NEVADA or 775-784-4700 option 1 for more information.


Transfer Programs

Nevada Advantage
For eligible transfer students

SPRING 2018 AND FALL 2018 TRANSFER STUDENT APPLICANTS

A reduced tuition program available to qualified admitted transfer students attending regionally accredited post-secondary institutions in a participating state. On average Nevada Advantage students save about $7,700 per academic year (based on Fall 2017 costs). Students must meet the Nevada Advantage eligibility requirements and deadlines for the semester in which they apply and must do so prior to attending the University. The Nevada Advantage policy is subject to change. Other conditions may apply. Nevada Advantage is limited to 4 consecutive years. Email inquires should be directed to admissions@unr.edu.

Transfer Student Eligibility Criteria for Spring 2018 and Fall 2018 (Students must submit documentation and meet all minimum eligibility requirements prior to the published deadline)

  • Transfer students must be pursuing their first bachelor's degree and must have completed 24 transferable semester credits (does not include Advanced Placement work) from a regionally accredited post-secondary institution within a participating state.
  • AND a minimum cumulative transfer 3.00 GPA is required. No test scores needed. A transfer GPA takes into account ONLY the grades from transferable credits. Please visit our Course Equivalency Table for transferability of courses. GPA calculator available.
  • Initial admission documentation (application, $60 application fee, and all official transcripts) must be received by December 15 for Spring 2018 and July 1 for Fall 2018. Students must meet the eligibility requirements by the deadline for the semester in which they apply.

Transfer Student Nevada Advantage Eligibility Process:

  • Available for all majors.
  • No separate application.
  • All qualified transfer students will be automatically reviewed for Nevada Advantage 7-10 days after admission.
  • Nevada Advantage notifications will be sent to those who qualify.
  • Out-of-state notifications will be sent to those who do NOT meet the Nevada Advantage transfer eligibility requirements. See below for reconsideration details.
  • Copies of these communications are posted to a student's MyNEVADA Communication Center.

Transfer Nevada Advantage reconsideration after initial evaluation: Students must meet all eligibility requirements prior to the published deadline

  • For those students who apply early, Nevada Advantage reconsideration may be available by submitting updated official supplemental transcripts AND requesting reconsideration via admissions@unr.edu by January 5 for Spring 2018 and July 1 for Fall 2018. Students are responsible for requesting official transcripts to be sent to the University.
  • Students are not eligible for Nevada Advantage consideration after they begin taking classes at the University.

The Nevada Advantage program is subject to change. Questions may be directed to admissions@unr.edu or call 1-866-2NEVADA or 775-784-4700 option 1.


WESTERN UNDERGRADUATE EXCHANGE (WUE)
For eligible transfer students

SPRING 2018 AND FALL 2018 TRANSFER STUDENT APPLICANTS

A reduced tuition program available to qualified admitted transfer students attending regionally accredited post-secondary institutions in participating states (see above). On average WUE students saves about $11,000 per academic year (based on Fall 2017 costs). Students must meet the WUE eligibility requirements and deadlines for the semester in which they apply and must do so prior to attending the University. The WUE policy is subject to change. Other conditions may apply. WUE is limited to 4 consecutive years. Email inquiries should be directed to admissions@unr.edu.

Transfer Student Eligibility Criteria for Spring 2018 and Fall 2018 (Students must submit documentation and meet all minimum eligibility requirements prior to published deadline))

  • Transfer students must be pursuing their first bachelor's degree and must have completed 24 transferable semester credits (does not include Advanced Placement work) from a regionally accredited post-secondary institution within a participating WUE state.
  • AND a minimum cumulative transfer 3.25 GPA is required. No test scores needed. A transfer GPA takes into account ONLY the grades from transferable credits. Please visit our Course Equivalency Table for transferability of courses. GPA calculator available.
  • Initial admission documentation (application, $60 application fee, and all official transcripts) must be received by December 15 for Spring 2018 and July 1 for Fall 2018. Students must meet the eligibility requirements by the deadline for the semester in which they apply.
  • Students granted WUE at other NSHE institutions should email admissions@unr.edu for further information.

Transfer Student WUE Eligibility Process:

  • Available for all majors.
  • No separate application.
  • All qualified transfer students will be automatically reviewed for WUE 7-10 days after admission.
  • WUE notifications will be sent to those who qualify.
  • Transfer students who do not meet the WUE criteria will automatically be considered for the Nevada Advantage transfer reduced tuition program.
  • Copies of these communications are posted to a student's MyNEVADA Communication Center.

Transfer WUE reconsideration after initial evaluation: Students must meet all eligibility requirements prior to the published deadline

  • For those students who apply early, WUE reconsideration may be available by submitting updated official supplemental transcripts AND requesting reconsideration via admissions@unr.edu by January 5 for Spring 2018 and by July 1 for Fall 2018. Students are responsible for requesting official transcripts to be sent to the University.
  • Students are not eligible for WUE consideration after they begin taking classes at the University.

WUE program is subject to change. Questions may be directed to admissions@unr.edu or call 1-866-2NEVADA or 775-784-4700 option 1 for more information.

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