MGM Resorts International Employees

MGM Resorts + NSHE

MGM Resorts and the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) are proud to offer the College Opportunity Program (COP) to employees of MGM Resorts.  The COP provides access to online certificate and college degree programs, at no cost to MGM Resorts employees (A link to the informational only fee schedule is below).

Eligible MGM Resorts employees who meet all program requirements may apply to  an online degree program available at the following institutions:

FERPA Authorization

In accordance with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (“FERPA”) of 1974, as amended, the Nevada System of Higher Education (“NSHE”) will not disclose non-directory information from a student’s education records without the consent of the student.  

In order for you to enroll and participate in the COP and for your NSHE Institution to disclose information on your eligibility status to MGM Resorts International Operations, you must complete the FERPA authorization form.  Please click on the link below to complete your FERPA authorization form. 

FERPA Authorization Form


Log on to My MGM for a complete list of available online degree programs at participating NSHE institutions.

MGM Resorts COP Fee Schedule (Informational only)
NSHE MGM College Opportunity Program: Status Report

MGM COP Virtual Information Session Schedule

Discussion Topics

  • MGM COP – Policies and Guidelines

  • MGM COP Online Degree Program offerings at each institution

  • Learn how to get started and prepare for the Spring 2024 Semester!

  • Virtual Breakout Sessions to directly ask questions to NSHE’s Manager of Corporate Relations and Industry Partnership & MGM Points of Contact

Please join us for 2024 MGM COP Virtual Information Series.

  • Tuesday, February 20, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. PST

  • Wednesday, February 28, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. PST (Graduate Programs only)

  • Thursday, March 7, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PST

  • Friday, March 22, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. PST

  • Monday, April 1, 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. PST

  • Wednesday, April 17, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. (Graduate Programs only)

Register for a Session

Your Learning Concierge

Please contact NSHE’s Senior Learning Concierge for assistance with any questions you might have about the MGM College Opportunity Program. We look forward to hearing from you!

Danielle Donato

Senior Learning Concierge

(702) 889-8426
MGM Resorts International

Are you currently an MGM Resorts employee?

MGM Resorts employees are encouraged to visit My MGM to learn more about the College Opportunity Program (COP) and to complete the required Eligibility Request.

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Need Help Making Deciding on a Program?

Find your path to a college degree! The MGM Resorts College Opportunity Program can help you get there. Use our guide to find a program that matches your interests, or contact the NSHE Learning Concierge for help on your educational journey.

MGM Resorts COP Decision Guide


I would like to thank all the managements and representatives who facilitate the COP especially Danielle.  I am very proud to be part of these esteemed company.  The COP is the most helpful program to upgrade the educational level of coworkers and make us to stable and having confidence on the company.

– Emebet M.,

My name is Blanca, I am currently a Security Assistant Manager at Bellagio, and 2022 is my first year with CSN through the MGM College Opportunity Program. I feel very fortunate to be part of the select few that can take advantage of this program. I have had a positive experience so far with the process and procedures. In addition to the easy sign-up process, my liaison Stephanie Chen has been extremely helpful with my questions and has gone above and beyond to make sure I am set up for success.

– Blanca S.,

The MGM College Opportunity Program (COP) has given me the opportunity to further my education.  The MGM staff and the Great Basin College staff have gone above and beyond to assist me in making this experience and me successful.  I didn’t think I would ever accomplish getting my college degree; however, here I am having obtained my associate degree in 2020 and moving forward to obtain my bachelor’s degree.

– Gina M.,

The MGM Resorts International College Opportunity Program enabled me to get my bachelor’s degree in English.  It has always been a dream of mine to go back to school, but I was worried about taking out student loans.  Because of the MGM NSHE, I was able to fulfill my personal goal, advance in the company, and keep my family out of debt.  The online classes allowed me to finish classwork at my own pace while juggling a full-time job and my newborn daughter – I cannot recommend this great program enough.

– Heidi M.,
GBC MGM COP Graduate

When I enrolled at Truckee Meadows Community College as an MGM College Opportunity Program student, I did not know what to expect.  After I completed my first classes this past spring semester, I am certain about one thing.  Once I finish my studies at TMCC, I will have the skills and knowledge to reach unforeseen heights along my entrepreneurial journey.

– Jordan M.,

The MGM COP Student program has been magnificent! The program allowed me to achieve my dream of returning to school while working full-time.  This continued education has been a major steppingstone in my life that may not have been achieved without the MGM and UNLV’s sponsorship program.

– Allen B.,
UNLV MGM COP Graduate Student

Not only has my participation in the MGM CO-OP program provided me with new opportunities, but it has also helped me become a more effective employee.  My education in hospitality has equipped me with the knowledge to understand the overall operations of the hotel, gambling, and tourism industries.  The education I have obtained as a result of participating in the college opportunity program will affect the course of my career in the hospitality industry.  My time at UNLV has been much more manageable, thanks to the COP concierge team, which has allowed me to devote more attention to my academics and my employment at Aria.

– Jennifer T.,
UNLV MGM COP Undergraduate Student

The MGM College Opportunity Program is another great benefit of working for MGM.   I have always wanted to further my education but was unable to do so for financial reasons.  The MGM COP allowed me to obtain my master’s degree.  I probably wouldn’t have been able to do so otherwise.  The staff who run it were knowledgeable and extremely helpful.

– Francis L.,
UNR MGM COP Graduate Student