Nevada Promise Scholarship


The Nevada Promise Scholarship is a program designed to make higher education more accessible and affordable for Nevada residents.

It is a last-dollar scholarship, meaning it covers tuition and mandatory fees that are not already covered by other forms of financial aid.

Nevada Promise Scholarship

Eligibility for the Nevada Promise Scholarship.


Must be classified as a Nevada resident for tuition purposes by the institution where they plan to receive the scholarship.


Must have earned-

  • A high school diploma from a public or private high school located in Nevada,
  • A public high school in a bordering state that accepts Nevada residents,
  • A General Equivalency Diploma (GED)
  • Equivalent document during the 2022-2023 academic year.


Must be less than 20 years of age when initially receiving the scholarship.

Prior Degrees:

Must not have earned a prior associate or bachelor’s degree.

Loan Default:

Must not be in default on any federal student loan.

Refund Obligations:

Must not owe a refund to any federal student aid program.


  • Must meet all program deadlines, including;
  • submitting the Nevada Promise Application by October 31, 2022,
  • attending a training meeting by March 1, 2023,
  • completing the FAFSA by March 1, 2023,
  • meeting other requirements by June 1, 2023.

Mentor Meetings:

Must meet at least once with their assigned mentor.

Community Service:

Must complete and report eligible community service hours.

Additional Documentation:

Must turn in any additional documentation required to determine financial aid eligibility, such as tax transcripts obtained from the IRS or other official documents.


Must enroll in a minimum of-

  • 12 semester credit hours in an associate degree program,
  • a bachelor’s degree program,
  • a certificate of achievement program for each semester of the school year following high school graduation.

Award Amount for the Nevada Promise Scholarship


The scholarship covers the cost of registration fees and mandatory fees, excluding tuition

Gift Aid:

The scholarship covers fees not already covered by other gift aid, which includes-

  • Federal Pell Grant,
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG),
  • Silver State Opportunity Grant (SSOG),
  • Governor Guinn Millennium Scholarship (GGMS).


The scholarship provides coverage for up to three years of registration fees and mandatory fees, subject to available funding and appropriation.

It does not cover housing, books, or lab fees.

Funding Priority:

If there is insufficient funding for all eligible students, the scholarships are awarded based on the following priorities:

First, previous recipients of the scholarship in previous academic years, on a first-come, first-served basis, with priority given to those who completed the FAFSA earlier.

Second, first-time recipients of the scholarship, on a first-come, first-served basis, with priority given to those who completed the FAFSA earlier.

Steps To Nevada Promise Scholarship:

  1. Complete Nevada Promise Scholarship Application:
  2. Attend Information Workshop:
    • Attend an information workshop before March 1
  3. Select the closest term when applying for Admission:
    • Choose the nearest term when applying for admission.
    • Declare a major after applying for admission to be eligible for the NV Promise.
  4. Complete a FAFSA:
    • File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1, 2023.
    • FAFSA becomes available on October 1, 2022.
  5. Meet with Your Assigned Mentor:
    • Schedule and attend at least one meeting with your assigned mentor before June 1, 2023.
  6. Confirm Financial Aid Eligibility:
  7. Complete and Report Community Service Hours:
    • Fulfill a minimum of 8 hours of community service and report it by June 1, 2023.
  8. Take a Placement Test:
    • Choose one of the following placement test options: ACCUPLACER, ACT, or SAT.
    • Scores must be less than two years old. Submit official ACT/SAT scores to the Admissions and Records Office.
    • If you haven’t taken the ACT or SAT, you can take the ACCUPLACER placement test.
  9. Register for Classes:
    • Enroll in at least 12 credits required for your certificate or degree program  for Fall 2023.
  10. Go to College!