Financial Aid in Las Vegas, Nevada

Financial Aid in Las Vegas, Nevada

Getting a college education is one of the most important investments you'll make in your life. But with the increasingly high costs of tuition, figuring out how to pay for your education can be discouraging -- or just downright scary.

Along with aid from the U.S. federal government, you'll want to check out the variety of grant and loan repayment programs available from the state of Nevada.

Nevada Grant-in-Aid (NGIA)

This grant is intended to waive tuition and fees for those who are eligible. Applicants must be full-time students with good class-standing.

Nevada Access Grant

This grant is intended for people who are in exceptional financial need.

Nevada Bureau of Indian Affairs Grants

Students must be a member of a tribe and eligible to receive benefits from the Department of Interior's BIA.

Bob Davis Scholarship Grant

These grants are awarded to Nevada resident students with financial need. Students must be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate program at UNLV. The maximum award per academic year is $1000 (or $500 per semester).

All students should apply for the above aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, more commonly known as the FAFSA. Most schools have their own financial aid applications in addition to the FAFSA. It's a good idea to check with a school's financial aid department about specific procedures and deadlines, as they vary.

State aid is of course only part of the package. Learn more about applying for federal aid and scholarships in Arizona.

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