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1 New Student Orientation Student Financial Aid and Scholarships

2 If you haven’t done so already…  Submit a FAFSA TODAY!! - - Process can take 6-8 weeks  Submit any requested documents ASAP to avoid delays in aid processing (Verification). - View the “To Do List” in your Student Center

3 Right Now….  Review financial aid award letter in the Student Center on https://mynevada.unr.eduhttps://mynevada.unr.edu  Complete Stafford loan process  Apply for parent PLUS loans  Read The Guide and Satisfactory Academic Progress policy at

4 Stafford Loans  Subsidized: need-based, interest covered by government while enrolled half-time  Unsubsidized: interest accrues after 1 st disbursement. Payments can be deferred until repayment starts.  Accept award in Student Center of MyNEVADA  Complete Master Promissory Note & Entrance Counseling online at https://studentloans.govhttps://studentloans.gov

5 PLUS Loans  Submit PLUS Loan Activation Form - available at  Complete Master Promissory Note at https://studentloans.govhttps://studentloans.gov  If PLUS loan is denied, student can request increase on unsubsidized Stafford loan: - $4,000 Freshman & Sophomore - $5,000 Junior & Senior - Student must submit Stafford loan activation form on our website to request increase

6 Scholarships  Students receiving private scholarships should have their donors forward their scholarship checks to: Scholarship Office – Mail Stop -076; University of Nevada, Reno; Reno, NV Checks should be payable to “The Board of Regents”  Nevada H.S. grads who qualify for the Millennium Scholarship will be notified beginning late July - Visit for more info and to activate scholarshipwww.nevadatreasurer.gov

7 Student Employment  Campus jobs are available for students enrolled in a minimum of 6 UNR credits who maintain a 2.0 UNR GPA.  Jobs are posted electronically on the campus’ Job Board –  College Work Study applies to all campus jobs.

8 Additional Information  Students receiving other aid should notify our office by submitting a Reporting Resources and Changes form.  Families with special circumstances can view the form available on our website for consideration.  Students can authorize release of their information to parents beginning July 5, 2011.

9 The Bill  Payments due August 26, 2011 for Fall 2011 semester  Deferred payment plan available - 3 payments during the semester  Disbursements may begin as early as 10 business days prior to the start of the semester.  Prepaid Tuition is credited by the Cashiers Office  Direct deposit can be set up in MyNEVADA

10 The Bill, cont…  “Pay in your pajamas” – Avoid standing in line – Pay before the deadline – Pay on MyNEVADA – Payment drop box – Mail in payment  For questions, contact the Cashiers Office:

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17 Questions?? Contact Us:  The Financial Aid Office and Cashiers Office are located on the 3 rd floor of Fitzgerald Student Services Bldg  Financial Aid Phone: (775)  Cashier’s Office Phone: (775)   Website:


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