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Scholarships and Funding for Students: About this Guide

Find funding options and resources for your university studies. A guide for both undergraduate and graduate students.


Thank you for visiting this scholarship guide.  

The guide is intended to provide reliable information for current and prospective college students who are seeking financial assistance.   "External" sources of funding for college are emphasized, which may be of particular use to students who are currently ineligible for U.S. federal financial aid for any reason.  


Additional sources of financial and other support for Nevada residents, organizations, and businesses can be found here: .  UNLV has also compiled resources for funding and other assistance related to housing and eviction

Learning More About Funding Options for Students

Where to look for funding options, including grants, scholarships, and loans. 

UNLV offers additional support to students with financial needs, including the Hope Scholars Program for on campus housing, the UNLV food pantry, and additional emergency assistance for students ( Emergency Loans ), the Supporting our Students Fund, and (Graduate Access Emergency Retention Grants).  Individual colleges and schools may also offer assistance.

Currernt or admitted UNLV students should start here: UNLV Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships to learn about important deadlines and to complete the appropriate form(s) to begin the process of obtaining financial aid.  Current UNLV students should also be sure to watch for emails sent to your student email account from the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships for important information and opportunities. 

You may also want to visit the U.S. Department of Education website to learn more about eligibility for federal financial aid: 

Think you might not be eligible for federal financial aid?  Talk with the UNLV Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships , consider the financial aid opportunities and the Alternate Need form listed on this UNLV webpage , and check this U.S. Department of Education webpage to learn more: .

UNLV Office of Sponsored Programs ( maintains a list of funding for graduate and undergraduate students to support your time in college and student research.  

CSUN provides scholarships and research funding for undergraduate students:

UNLV Office of Undergraduate Research ( also provides funding opportunities for undergraduate students seeking opportunities to conduct research while at UNLV.  Check their announcement for new opportunities and deadlines. 

UNLV Military and Veterans Services Center ( provides information about financial aid for veterans and their families.  

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