Jul 20, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 

Tuition & Residency

NSHE Regulations for Determining Residency and Tuition Charges 


The Office of the Registrar is responsible for the determination of residence status for tuition purposes for new and continuing undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV).  Information and application forms can be found online (www.unlv.edu) or can be obtained from the Office of the Registrar.

The Board of Regents for the Nevada System of Higher Education has adopted a uniform policy for all NSHE institutions.  These regulations are subject to change and become effective upon the Board of Regents’ adoption.

Please see BOARD OF REGENTS HANDBOOK, TITLE 4, CHAPTER 15  for more detailed information (https://nshe.nevada.edu/regents/policies/).

Residency Classification Information:

You should be aware of your resident status beginning with your first semester by reviewing your tuition charges or your admissions acceptance letter.  You will be considered a non-resident until you apply for residency through the Office of the Registrar, with the exception of Nevada high school graduates that need their transcript for admission. If you are a transfer student with 24 or more college credits that has graduated from a Nevada High School, you will still need to apply for residency through the respective offices. 

The fact that you do not qualify for in-state status in any other state does not guarantee in-state status in Nevada, because residency status for tuition purposes is governed by Board of Regents policy.  Residency classification for tuition purposes clearly places the burden of proof upon the student (or the prospective student) to provide clear and convincing evidence of eligibility.

Information submitted to qualify for in-state classification is subject to independent verification. Individuals submitting false information or falsified supporting documents are subject to disciplinary procedures.

All residency applications and all the supporting documents submitted become the property of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and are not returnable.

Appealing a Residency Decision:

A student may appeal the decision for residency classification made by the Office of the Registrar. This appeal must be filed with the Residency Appeal Committee within thirty days of your initial residency decision and can be submitted to your residency evaluator who will submit the application on your behalf to the Residency Appeals Committee. If the appeal is not filed within this time frame, the decision of the Office of the Registrar becomes final.

Please contact the Office of the Registrar for instructions regarding the appeal process.  Decisions of the Residency Appeal Committee are final. There is no further reconsideration beyond this Board.