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.

  • Wednesday, June 12, 2024, from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. PST

  • Tuesday, June 25, 2024, from 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. PST (Graduate Programs only)

  • Thursday, July 25, 2024, from 2:00 p.m. -3:30 p.m. PST

  • Monday, August 12, 2024, from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST (Q and A only)

Register for a Session

Your Manager of Corporate Relations and Partnerships

Please contact NSHE’s Manager of Corporate Relations and Partnerships for assistance with any questions you might have about the MGM College Opportunity Program. We look forward to hearing from you!

Danielle Donato

Manager of Corporate Relations and Partnerships

(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.

A smiling graduate in a black cap and gown gives a fist bump to a person outside of the frame

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 am so thankful for the MGM College Opportunity Program. This program made it so seamless to get my Master’s while working. I’ve been able to apply immense knowledge from the program to my current role at MGM.

– Krista L.,

My MGM COP experience was invaluable to my growth as a person. . I learned about the intricacies of Leadership from leaders in different fields and learned to apply that in everyday life. There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t think about my time at UNLV and how special this opportunity was!

– Jazmyne D.,

The MGM COP helped me advance in my career and personal development. I started the program just before the pandemic and after the pandemic, I ended up putting my newly developed skillset to use and opened up my first business.

– DeAira W.,

The process has been seamless and there has been continued support throughout the way from advisors that have helped to ensure I take the correct classes and answering any questions, without them I wouldn’t be a graduate from CSN and currently pursing my bachelors at UNLV.

– Karina M.,
CSN and UNLV MGM COP Student

The MGM COP helped me achieve my goal of getting a Bachelor’s degree. This is something I did not think I would be able to do working a full time job, but the school and program advisors helped me manage through it. Now I plan on using my new degree to help further my career.

– Kevin H.,

Thanks to the College Opportunity Program, my educational journey has been nothing short of incredible. Through COP, I achieved my associate degree in sociology at CSN, followed by a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary social science studies at UNLV. Currently, I’m on track to earn my master’s in urban leadership at UNLV. 

– Lea A.,
CSN and UNLV MGM COP Student

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.,

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 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.

– Heidi 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

My education in hospitality has equipped me with the knowledge to understand the overall operations of the hotel, gambling, and tourism industries. 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