Nevada State Resources
This page offers college-planning resources unique to Nevada.

Nevada Higher-Education Agencies

Nevada Higher-Education Institutions

Nevada offers outstanding higher-education programs that are affordable and close to home. With two state universities, a new state college, four comprehensive community colleges, private colleges and career schools, Nevada higher education provides a broad range of options from which to choose.

Four-Year State Colleges and Universities

Community Colleges

Private College

Career Schools

Special Programs

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Savings Plans

State Treasurer College Programs provide tax-advantaged options to save for college:

State Financial-Aid Programs

  • Governor Guinn Millennium Scholarship Program offers funding to high-school students who meet eligibility requirements and plan to attend a Nevada college.
  • Nevada GEAR UP helps economically disadvantaged middle school and high-school students prepare for higher education.
  • WICHE Student Exchange offers Nevada residents the opportunity to attend select out-of-state schools at a special reduced tuition rate.
  • Tribal Scholarships are available for Native American students. Contact your tribe or nation for details.
  • Leveraging Educational Assistance Program. A joint state-federal program that provides grants up to $5,000 for Nevada residents with financial need. Funding is limited. Check with your school's financial-aid office.
Important: To qualify for federal and other sources of financial aid, you must file the FAFSA. Check with your financial-aid administrator for school deadlines.

Benefits for Veterans

Check with your school's financial aid office.

To qualify for in-state tuition rates, you must:

Nevada law states that individuals whose families reside in Nevada may gain resident status if the family has established bona fide residency in Nevada at the date of the student's matriculation.

Individuals whose families live out of state may gain resident status if the individual has been a bona fide resident of Nevada at least six months prior to matriculation.

Other general criteria may apply.

Check with your high-school counselor to make sure you're on track to meet graduation requirements.

Review admission requirements for Nevada's state universities.

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