UNLV Levies Surcharge On Students For Upcoming School Year

School Calls It Temporary, To Help Fill Operating Budget Cut

Paul Ihander
July 31, 2020 - 12:19 pm

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UNLV students will see a new, temporary, per-credit surcharge for the upcoming academic year 2020-2021.   Students started seeing the charge earlier this week on their MyUNLV accounts.

For undergraduate courses, the charge is $6 per credit hour, and for graduate courses, it is $8 per credit hour. 

The surcharge does not apply to courses through the Boyd School of Law, School of Dental Medicine, or School of Medicine because these professional programs have different tuition models.

UNLV says the surcharge is part of the Nevada System of Higher Education’s response to the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The university, faculty, staff, and students all help offset a $50.5 million cut to UNLV’s operating budget.  The university says it has instituted a hiring freeze, applied across-the-board salary reductions for faculty and staff, and reduced other expenses.

The state also cut $45 million from UNLV’s capital budget, which would have supported the new medical education and engineering buildings.