Nevada Promise Scholarship – Eligibility

To be considered for funding for the Nevada Promise Scholarship, New Applicants must meet the following during the 2019-20 academic year, before the start of the fall 2020 semester:

  • Be a Nevada Resident
  • Have obtained a high school diploma:
    • From a public or private high school located in Nevada, or 
    • From a public or private high school in a county of another state that borders Nevada and accepts Nevada residents, or
    • General Equivalency Diploma (GED) or High School Equivalency Test (HiSET)
      • Have successfully completed the high school equivalency assessment before the age of 20 by July 1
  • Not have earned a prior associate or bachelor’s degree
  • Meet all program deadlines (
  • Enroll in a minimum of 12 semester credit hours in an associate degree program, a bachelor's degree program or a certificate of achievement program for each semester of the school year immediately following the school year in which the student graduates from high school.

To be eligible to renew the Nevada Promise Scholarship, Recipients must:

  • Have successfully completed the requirements for the Nevada Promise Scholarship for the 2019-20 academic year.
  • Enroll in at least 12 credits per semester (fall and spring semesters) that are applicable to a program of study.
  • Maintained Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) every semester. To read more about the Satisfactory Academic Policy please click here, SAP.
  • Have concerns about your academic progress? Make an appointment with an advisor today.

Award Amount

  • As a last-dollar scholarship, the Nevada Promise Scholarship covers the cost of tuition and mandatory fees not covered by other gift aid. Please review CSN Cost of Attendance for additional details.
  • The other gift aid that is considered first in determining eligibility for the Nevada Promise Scholarship is the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Silver State Opportunity Grant (SSOG), and/or Governor Guinn Millennium Scholarship (GGMS).
  • The Nevada Promise Scholarship can provide up to three years of coverage of tuition and mandatory fees to eligible students not covered by other gift aid, subject to legislative approval.
  • The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) will determine the maximum amount of the scholarship that each student is eligible to receive based on available funding. If there are not sufficient funds available for all eligible scholarship applicants, students will be awarded in the order the completed application was received.
  • The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) shall award applicants filling out Nevada Promise Scholarship FAFSA Alternative Acknowledgement Form at the participating institutions only after all students who have completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) have been awarded a full scholarship. 
  • Each applicant should review Senate Bill 350 for the full details on the Nevada Promise Scholarship.

What if I am not eligible to apply or to renew the Nevada Promise Scholarship?