HENDERSON, NV – Nevada State College announced Achieve Nevada, a robust financial aid program to be among the most attractive financial aid offerings in the state of Nevada. Students who qualify can receive free tuition and funding to cover books and other expenses.
“Nevada State is committed to affordability in higher education for all students. For many eligible Achieve Nevada students, tuition will be free,” said Dr. Vickie Shields, provost and executive vice president.
Students who are Pell-Grant Eligible with an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of zero may fully qualify. In addition, students who are not eligible to receive federal aid can still have more than 60% of their tuition covered with a Nevada State grant.
When such awards are combined with state-funded programs like Millennium Scholars, the Silver State Opportunity Grant or private scholarships, a student is more likely to attend full time with the goal to graduate in four years.
“I looked at the other colleges and universities in Nevada,” said Leland Rucker, a freshman Business major. “Part of the reason I came to Nevada State is that it has better financial aid and lower tuition.”
Students do not have to be Nevada residents or enroll full time in order to receive an Achieve Nevada award. Transfer students are also eligible.
“Nevada State is the most affordable four-year college in our state,” said Anthony Morrone, director of Financial Aid. “Achieve Nevada ensures we are doing everything we can to provide our students with access to an affordable education.”
New students have until Jan. 15 to apply. For more information, visit https://nsc.edu/finaid.
About Nevada State College
Nevada State College, a four-year public institution, is a member of the Nevada System of Higher Education. Nevada State places a special emphasis on the advancement of a diverse and largely underserved student population. Located on a developing 512-acre campus in the foothills of Henderson, Nevada, the college was established in 2002 as a new tier in the state system between the research universities and the two-year colleges and, as such, is Nevada’s only state college. Nevada State College is the second fastest-growing college in the country and the fastest growing in Nevada. It currently has more than 5,500 students and more than 800 full- and part-time employees. For more information, visit http://nsc.edu.