Pay for School

Invest in your education

As you begin to calculate your next move, our advisors can help you create the best financial plan to pay for school. Our Net Price Calculator can provide a preliminary estimate of federal, state and institutional aid eligibility.

Estimate Your Aid Eligibility

Grants, scholarships, student loans, waivers and work-study programs are available. Fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to see if you qualify. Apply between January 1 and March 1 for priority consideration.

Start Your FAFSA

NMSU’s FAFSA code is 002657.

2016-2017 Academic Year Budget

Resident* Colorado-Arizona Reciprocal* 135 Mile Rate* WUE* Nonresident*
Tuition and Fees $6,729 $6,729 $7,128 $10,093 $21,234
Residence Hall† $4,084 – $4,772 $4,084 – $4,772 $4,084 – $4,772 $4,084 – $4,772 $4,084 – $4,772
Dining Membership $3,592 – $3,692 $3,592 – $3,692 $3,592 – $3,692 $3,592 – $3,692 $3,592 – $3,692
Books and Supplies $1,206 $1,206 $1,206 $1,206 $1,206
Total $15,611 – $16,399 $15,611 – $16,399 $16,010 – 16,798 $18,975 – $19,763  $30,116 – 30,904
*These are estimated expenses for a typical freshman based on 15 credits for the academic year. Costs for transfer students or upperclassmen may vary.

†Prices vary depending on residence hall. Cost is the rate for double occupancy for academic year.

College is an investment for a lifetime. Be sure to explore your financial assistance opportunities through NMSU’s Financial Aid and Scholarship Services.