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We do our best to make private college affordable by offering generous academic scholarships and financial aid.

Undergraduate Scholarships

Use the True Cost Calculators to determine your individual Merit Scholarship and Net Price:

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SNU Undergraduate Merit Scholarships

Admitted students are automatically considered for merit scholarships based on their academic record. Contact Undergraduate Admissions for information about your eligibility.

2020 – 2021 Merit Scholarships for Incoming Freshmen

Scholarship Annual Award
Trustee $18,000
Presidential $17,000
Provost $15,000
SNU Eagle $13,000
2020 – 2021 Merit Scholarships for Incoming Transfer Students

Scholarship Annual Award College GPA Required
Transfer Trustee $16,000 4.0 – 3.25
Transfer Presidential $15,000 3.24 – 2.75
Transfer Provost $12,000 2.74 – 2.00
Transfer SNU Eagle $10,000 < 2.00

Targeted Scholarship Opportunities

  • Athletic Scholarships – Some scholarships are available for athletes. Please contact your team coach for more information. Athletic scholarships may be used in conjunction with SNU merit scholarships.
  • Fine Arts Scholarships – The Griffin Lucas Aubrey Creative Spirit Scholarships are awarded to incoming freshmen and transfer fine arts majors based on talent and financial need. The Aubrey scholarships may be used in conjunction with SNU merit scholarships. AUBREY SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION >
  • Post 9/11 Yellow Ribbon VA ScholarshipsUndergraduate veteran students who are 100% Yellow Ribbon eligible will receive the SNU Yellow Ribbon scholarship, which covers 100% of the tuition/fees for the amount of time specified on the student’s VA Letter of Eligibility instead of any SNU Merit scholarships for which they qualify. VA students who have Yellow Ribbon eligibility of less than 100% are eligible to receive both the SNU Merit scholarship for which they qualify and the percentage of benefits offered by the VA. If a student exhausts their VA Yellow Ribbon eligibility, any SNU Merit scholarship for which they qualify will be reactivated. For more information, please contact the Office of Financial Aid.
  • Horatio Alger Association Scholarships – Provide assistance to deserving young students who have a high financial need, demonstrate integrity, are determined in overcoming personal adversity, and committed to make a contribution to society. Students who are awarded this scholarship will receive matching funds from SNU (not to exceed the cost of tuition). More information on this program can be found at scholars.horatioalger.org.
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* Each student is awarded only one merit based scholarship. The only scholarships that may be used in conjunction with the merit scholarships are SNU Athletic Scholarships and the Aubrey Fine Arts Scholarships.

* SNU merit and targeted scholarships are renewable each year for a maximum of four years, based on a cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all freshmen and continuing students and full time enrollment status. If recipient’s GPA is below the minimum corresponding criteria, the student has one semester to raise the GPA. With two consecutive semesters below the required cumulative GPA, the scholarship is forfeited. If the recipient raises the GPA to the minimum requirement, the scholarship will be reinstated the following semester. If special circumstances arise, students can file an appeal with the petitions committee. If special circumstances arise, students can file a petition with the petitions committee.

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Need-Based Financial Aid

SNU Institutional Grants  All students that apply for Federal Student Aid using the FAFSA will be analyzed for an SNU need based grant. The SNU School Code for the FAFSA is 009192. Incoming fall students should submit their FAFSA before March 1 and continuing students before May 1.

See Sources of Financial Aid for information about government and private grant and loan programs.

Contact Us

Deanna Guasch
Financial Services Advisor
financialaid@sierranevada.edu
775-881-7439

Deanna Guasch
Financial Aid Advisor
dguasch@sierranevada.edu
775-881-7437

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