• Jun 23, 2021
  • 3:39 AM


The Nevada System of Higher Education comprised of two doctoral-granting universities, a state college, four comprehensive community college and one environmental research institute, serves the educational and job training needs of Nevada.

In addition to the numerous federal education benefits available to active-duty members of the U.S. Armed Forces and Veterans, the State of Nevada offers several education benefits that can be beneficial as well:

  • Non-Resident Tuition Exemption – Active-Duty Members, Spouse and Dependents
  • Non-Resident Tuition Exemption – Veterans
  • Grant-In-Aid for the Family of a Member Killed in the Line of Duty
  • National Guard Fee Waiver
  • National Guard Fee Waiver for Children and Spouse
  • POW/MIA Benefits for Children and Spouse
  • The Millennium Scholarship
  • Preferential enrollment to a child of a person who resides on, or who is employed on, a federal military installation if the charter school is located on the property of the installation. SB 200 enacted July 1, 2015

For more information visit: nshe.nevada.edu/administration/academic-student-affairs/students/student-veterans/ or www.veterans.nv.gov

K thru 12 Education

Families moving to Nevada with school age children can be assured that the Department of Education (DOE) is dedicated to its mission to improve student achievement and educator effectiveness by ensuring opportunities, facilitating learning, and promoting excellence.

The State educational goals are to ensure all children, birth through third grade, have access to quality early care and education, all students have access to effective educators, all students experience continued academic growth, all students graduate future-ready and globally prepared for postsecondary success and civic life, all students have access to new and continued educational opportunities supported by funding that is administered transparently, consistently, and in accordance with legislative or grant guidelines, and all students and adults learn and work together in safe environments where identities and relationships are valued and celebrated. For additional information visit www.doe.nv.gov

Nevada DOE is devoted to providing educational services to every student enrolled with programs directed toward those student’s educational needs. Specifically, programs such as, Early Childhood Special Education; Advance Placement; Head Start; Indian Education; and Migrant Education to name a few. For additional information visit www.doe.nv.gov

Students must reside within the school zone in which they are enrolled. School districts can be comprised of several school zones. The Nevada school districts websites are direct link to each school district for further information:
Nevada School Districts Websites

Purple Star School

The average military family moves every 1-3 years and will experience 6-9 different schools through their K-12 education experience.

With more than 1.1 million military-connected student attending schools, issues surrounding school transition have become a top priority for families and some schools. Mobile military student face issues such as gaps and overlaps in curriculum, different graduation requirement, course placement disruption, and many other hurdles when changing schools. Besides the academic issues, these students also face social and emotional challenges of relocation, such as leaving supportive social networks and activities, to start new again.

The Nevada Purple Star School Award is a designation provided to military-friendly schools who display a major commitment to serving military-connected students and families. Nevada Purple Star Schools receive a special Purple Star recognition to display in their buildings, are recognized on the NV Department of Education webpage and social media and are highlighted by the various military installations across the state. Each school point of contact is required to complete a professional development training focused on military families.