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UNLV making college cheaper for eligible Nevada students

Posted: 11:17 PM, Sep 09, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-10 02:17:07-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Beginning Fall 2020, UNLV will offer a new Tuition+ Award Program.

The program will provide eligible Nevada residents a grant for 12 undergraduate credit hours of tuition and fees each semester, plus $1,000 for books for the school year.

UNLV Financial Aid officials estimate $12 million is available for these grants.

About 33% of the university’s 25,000 undergraduates and 41% of new first-year students receive federal financial aid through Pell Grants. But the Pell Grants do not typically cover 100% of the cost of tuition, fees and books.

Applicants considered for the UNLV Tuition+ Award must have an expected family contribution that falls within federal Pell Grant eligibility.

In order to be considered for the UNLV Tuition+ Award, Nevada residents must submit the FAFSA form to apply for the Pell Grant, or the Alternate Need Determination Form for non-FASFA eligible students each year by the Dec. 1 deadline. Applicants are automatically considered based on the FAFSA or Alternate Need Determination Form criteria. No separate application is needed.

All applicants must be admitted to UNLV by the Dec. 1 deadline and be enrolled in 12 credit hours each semester.

Applicants also must have a cumulative GPA of 2.25 or higher each semester, and cannot exceed 135 completed credit hours.

Additional details on UNLV Tuition+ are available on the university's Financial Aid & Scholarships website.