Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

University of Nevada Las Vegas tuition is $6,899 per year for in-state residents. This is 0% cheaper than the national average public four year tuition of $7,203. The cost is 24% cheaper than the average Nevada tuition of $9,425 for 4 year colleges. Tuition ranks 7th in Nevada amongst 4 year colleges for affordability and is the 5th most expensive 4 year college in the state. If attending from out-of-state, the tuition is $21,087 which represents a 206% premium.

The school charges an additional fees of $766 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $7,665.

Housing Costs

On campus room and board is provided by the school at a cost of $10,806 per academic year. Students electing to live off campus elsewhere in Las Vegas should budget at least this amount.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $1,298.

Other Living Expenses

If living on-campus, students should budget for $3,682 in additional living expenses. Off-campus students should budget for $5,756 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The total tuition and living expense budget for in-state Nevada residents to go to UNLV is $23,451 for the 2018/2019 academic year. Out-of-state students who don't have Nevada residence can expect a one year cost of $37,639.

Citation: Price data from the U.S. Department of Education's 2018-2019 and 2017-2018 IPEDS survey response for University of Nevada Las Vegas and represent reported costs for the 2016-2017 and 2015-2016 academic years.

Costs and Tuition for University of Nevada Las Vegas
Estimated Budgets
Nevada Resident Total Budget $23,451
   In-State Tuition$6,899
   Other Fees$766
   Room and Board$10,806
   On-Campus Other Budget$3,682
   Books and Supplies$1,298
Non-Resident Total Budget $37,639
   Out-of-State Tuition$21,087
   Other Fees$766
   Room and Board$10,806
   On-Campus Other Budget$3,682
   Books and Supplies$1,298


What it Really Costs

Depending on many factors including student and parent income and assets, the total cost of attendance may be less than the $23,451 published price if scholarship or grant aid is made available to you.

Net Price

The net out-of-pocket total cost you end up paying or financing though student loans is known as the net price. The reported UNLV net price for in-state students is $12,240* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

83% of University of Nevada Las Vegas students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $5,295. 42 percent of students received aid in the form of Pell Grants from the U.S. Federal Government. The average Pell Grant awarded for 2014/2015 was $4,511. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend University of Nevada Las Vegas, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for University of Nevada Las Vegas
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$12,240*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid83%
Average Total Grant Aid$5,295
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants42%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,511

Average Net Price for In-State Students by Family Income

The average net total cost of attendance for different levels of family income after federal, state or local government, institutional grant and scholarship aid are awarded. Data last published for the 2014/2015 academic year.

Family Income Avg. Net Price
$0 to $30,000$10,041
$30,001 to $48,000$10,794
$48,001 to $75,000$12,868
$75,001 to $110,000$15,665

Average Financial Aid Mix - $23,451 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $23,451. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.


Grants and Scholarships

 27% - $5,295

Money granted to you by the U.S. Department of Education, University of Nevada Las Vegas or other organizations. These are not loans and do not need to be repaid.

Federal Loans

 26% - $5,048

Low interest student loans funded by the U.S. Department of Education. This amount will need to be repaid.

Out of Pocket

 48% -  $9,426

Covered by family savings, work or private student loans which you will have to repay.

*Reported Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's Academic Year 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Note that for colleges with no reported on-campus room and board, the average net price has been increased to account for living expenses. This number may not only reflect the net price paid to the school for tuition.

Tuition Comparison to Similar Public Colleges in the Region

School Cost vs. University of Nevada Las Vegas
California State University San Bernardino16.8% less expensive
California State University Sacramento16.8% less expensive
Western State Colorado University4% less expensive

Cost of a Degree

When considering ability to pay for college, the annual cost is often discussed but it's the "all in" multi-year degree cost which matters in the end. Let's take a look at what it could really cost for four years at University of Nevada Las Vegas.

Estimated 4 Year Cost at Published Tuition

At the current published rates, an estimated total tuition, fees and living expense price for a 4 year bachelor's degree at UNLV is $93,804 for students graduating in normal time. This methodology for estimating the 4 year cost is a straight multiple of the most recent reported annual total cost and does not factor in tuition increases during the time you're in school. It also assumes you receive no grant or scholarship aid and pay the full list price.

A potentially more accurate but less conservative estimate of a degree cost can be made by using the school's annual $9,943 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 4 would estimate the cost of a degree at $39,772**

If you end up on the "five year plan" and need an additional year to graduate, your five year cost could be as high as $117,255 or $49,715 using an average net price.

**Based on a 4 year multiple of Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Other Costs

Estimated Cost Per Semester

Most colleges don't charge students on an annual basis but instead require payment semester by semester. If you ever need to take an additional semester of classes to complete you degree you shouldn't have to pay for a full academic year. These our estimated costs for a semester at University of Nevada Las Vegas.

Nevada Resident Tuition Per Semester$3,450
Nevada Resident Total Cost Per Semester$11,726
Non-Nevada Resident Tuition Per Semester$10,544
Non-Nevada Resident Total Cost Per Semester$18,820

Cost Per Credit Hour and Cost for a Class

Some schools offer the ability to take single classes by paying on a per credit hour basis. The reported price per credit hour and estimated cost for one class at University of Nevada Las Vegas are as follows. Per credit costs are for reference only as many schools will not allow students to pay by credit hour.

Cost per credit hour and per class at University of Nevada Las Vegas
Price per credit hour for Nevada residents$216
Cost for one class for Nevada residents (3 credit hours)$648
Price per credit hour for out of state residents$453
Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours)$1,359
Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours)$1,812


Student Loans and Debt

The second consideration after understanding the cost of college is determining how to finance it. Some students are fortunate enough to have some form of family financial assistance, but student loans end up financing a significant portion of higher education in the U.S. 36% of University of Nevada Las Vegas students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $5,048. The reported average student debt upon graduation is $17,930.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for University of Nevada Las Vegas? Obviously this varies based on a number of factors - offsetting financial aid you receive, percentage of fee you pay upfront while enrolled and the interest rate on your loans. We've modeled a sample student loan based on current Stafford loan rates to give you an approximate idea.

The following are the costs for a loan if you borrowed $39,772, 100% of the estimated average net price for a four year program and paid nothing while enrolled. The total of all payments including interest would sum $49,347.93. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at University of Nevada Las Vegas. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 83% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $9,943. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our University of Nevada Las Vegas student loan calculator below to change loan assumptions and recalculate.

Student loans are not free money and must be repaid. You cannot dismiss student loans by via bankruptcy.

University of Nevada Las Vegas Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$411.23
Amount Borrowed$39,772.00
Interest Rate4.5%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$9,575.93
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$49,347.93

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend UNLV? In the end, the answer comes down a determination if you will earn enough to comfortably pay back a student loan with your post graduation salary. This is an extremely important point to consider. In order to afford student loan payments and still meet all your other costs of living, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income earned after graduation. If you're considering attending University of Nevada Las Vegas, you need to carefully consider if it will be realistic to make the post graduation loan payments based on your expected salary.

Using the 10% of salary threshold, an annual income of $49,347.93 would be needed to afford a $411.23 monthly payment in the example $39,772.00 loan modeled above. You will need to determine if it is at all realistic that you will be earning this type of salary after graduation. This assumes a loan payback over 10 years. You can change the terms of this example loan using the student loan calculator below.

Estimated Future Cost and Expected Tuition Increase

What will it cost to send your child to University of Nevada Las Vegas in the future? In the past four years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $6,089 to $6,899. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 2.7%. Nationally, university tuition prices are rising around 5% per year. Looking out five, ten, fifteen or eighteen years, these are CollegeCalc's estimates how much you could expect to pay for a 4 year degree assuming tuition increases at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current in-state 4 year cost of $93,804.00. Use the college savings plan calculator below to perform a more comprehensive analysis on future costs and how much you will need to save for University of Nevada Las Vegas.

Annual4 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2025$32,251$129,002
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2030$41,161$164,643
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2035 $52,533$210,131
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2038 $60,813$243,253

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at University of Nevada Las Vegas to the national average for all other colleges offering the same major. Use this comparison to determine particular programs where this school offers value relative to other colleges.

Area of Study Graduates vs National Avg
Hospitality Administration/Management, General Bachelor's Degree 437 4% costlier
Psychology, General Bachelor's Degree 313 7% cheaper
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies Bachelor's Degree 190 11% costlier
Accounting Bachelor's Degree 168 1% costlier
Biology/Biological Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 147 7% cheaper
Business Administration and Management, General Bachelor's Degree 130 9% costlier
Elementary Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 127 6% costlier
Hospitality Administration/Management, Other Bachelor's Degree 121 7% cheaper
Marketing/Marketing Management, General Bachelor's Degree 121 3% costlier
Finance, General Bachelor's Degree 106 1% costlier
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's Degree 101 5% costlier
Speech Communication and Rhetoric Bachelor's Degree 95 5% cheaper
Political Science and Government, General Bachelor's Degree 94 10% cheaper
Kinesiology and Exercise Science Bachelor's Degree 94 2% cheaper
Art/Art Studies, General Bachelor's Degree 79 4% cheaper
Mass Communication/Media Studies Bachelor's Degree 78 1% cheaper
English Language and Literature, General Bachelor's Degree 70 6% cheaper
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other Bachelor's Degree 67 10% cheaper
History, General Bachelor's Degree 65 8% cheaper
Film/Cinema/Video Studies Bachelor's Degree 62 26% cheaper
Economics, General Bachelor's Degree 57 16% cheaper
Social Work Bachelor's Degree 49 4% costlier
Sociology Bachelor's Degree 49 9% cheaper
Civil Engineering, General Bachelor's Degree 45 11% cheaper
Management Information Systems, General Bachelor's Degree 38 2% costlier
Anthropology Bachelor's Degree 37 17% cheaper
Mechanical Engineering Bachelor's Degree 35 11% cheaper
Human Services, General Bachelor's Degree 35 8% costlier
Secondary Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 34 3% costlier
Music, General Bachelor's Degree 34 9% cheaper
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies Bachelor's Degree 34 9% costlier
International Business/Trade/Commerce Bachelor's Degree 33 9% cheaper
Health/Health Care Administration/Management Bachelor's Degree 31 15% costlier
Public Administration Bachelor's Degree 31 10% costlier
Computer Science Bachelor's Degree 30 10% cheaper
Early Childhood Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 28 9% costlier
General Studies Bachelor's Degree 25 11% costlier
Social Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 25 2% cheaper
Mathematics, General Bachelor's Degree 24 8% cheaper
Culinary Arts and Related Services, Other Bachelor's Degree 23 9% costlier
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist Bachelor's Degree 22 3% costlier
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Bachelor's Degree 21 11% cheaper
Architecture Bachelor's Degree 18 21% cheaper
Special Education and Teaching, General Bachelor's Degree 18 6% costlier
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist Bachelor's Degree 16 5% costlier
Nutrition Sciences Bachelor's Degree 16 16% cheaper
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies Bachelor's Degree 16 6% cheaper
Philosophy Bachelor's Degree 15 17% cheaper
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 14 1% cheaper
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching Bachelor's Degree 14 7% costlier
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General Bachelor's Degree 14 8% costlier
Environmental Studies Bachelor's Degree 13 23% cheaper
Acting Bachelor's Degree 12 15% cheaper
Interior Architecture Bachelor's Degree 12 5% cheaper
Computer Engineering, General Bachelor's Degree 12 11% cheaper
Biochemistry Bachelor's Degree 12 19% cheaper
Geology/Earth Science, General Bachelor's Degree 11 9% cheaper
Restaurant/Food Services Management Bachelor's Degree 11 1% cheaper
Landscape Architecture Bachelor's Degree 11 8% cheaper
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General Bachelor's Degree 11 11% cheaper
Information Science/Studies Bachelor's Degree 10 4% cheaper
Construction Management Bachelor's Degree 10 6% costlier
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management Bachelor's Degree 9 2% cheaper
Dance, General Bachelor's Degree 9 17% cheaper
Spanish Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 9 13% cheaper
Athletic Training/Trainer Bachelor's Degree 9 0% cheaper
French Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 7 18% cheaper
Linguistics Bachelor's Degree 6 24% cheaper
Art History, Criticism and Conservation Bachelor's Degree 6 23% cheaper
Women's Studies Bachelor's Degree 5 21% cheaper
Asian Studies/Civilization Bachelor's Degree 4 28% cheaper
Chemistry, General Bachelor's Degree 4 10% cheaper
Physics, General Bachelor's Degree 4 14% cheaper
African-American/Black Studies Bachelor's Degree 4 20% cheaper
Real Estate Bachelor's Degree 3 10% cheaper
Public Health, General Bachelor's Degree 3 8% cheaper
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other Bachelor's Degree 3 30% cheaper
English/Language Arts Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 3 7% costlier
German Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 3 20% cheaper
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist Bachelor's Degree 3 1% cheaper
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other Bachelor's Degree 1 4% costlier
Health Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 1 7% costlier
Spanish Language Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 1 4% costlier
Forensic Science and Technology Bachelor's Degree 1 2% cheaper
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology Bachelor's Degree 1 13% cheaper
Health Physics Bachelor's Degree 1 14% costlier


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About University of Nevada Las Vegas

University of Nevada Las Vegas is a four year public college located in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Full time enrollment is 20,833 and part time is 8,869. Learn more about getting accepted at University of Nevada Las Vegas at CollegeSimply.

Students attending this school may pursue both undergraduate and graduate degrees.

University of Nevada Las Vegas
4505 S Maryland Pky
Las Vegas, Nevada

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

University of Nevada Las Vegas is a public not for profit institution. Public schools often represent the best value for your education dollar, especially when students qualify for in-state tuition.

University of Nevada Las Vegas cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=182281 IPEDS survey data.