Tuition, Fees, and Other Expenses

All costs are given for one term/semester. The university reserves the right to change any of the charges without notice.

Additional Fees:

Admission Application fee $20
Course delivery (per credit) $25
Certificate fee $10
Degree application fee $25
Degree application late filing fee $25
Late Registration Fee Base Cost $25

 Course Fees (Fees Assessed per Course)

See each term’s Registration Guide for lists of courses with additional fees.  Tuition & Fees

Payment Plan

For current information, please visit the Payment Plan website at

Payment of Charges

By enrolling in classes at NMSU, a student makes a financial commitment to pay the tuition and fee charges associated with his/her enrollment. The enrollment action constitutes a financial obligation between the student and NMSU and that all proceeds of this agreement will be used for education purposes and constitute an education loan pursuant to 11 U.S.C 523(a) (8). Terms and Conditions of Course Registration are posted on the University Accounts Receivable (UAR) website and available at time of Registration. Payments can be made by mail, web, telephone, or in person at University Accounts Receivable. Cash, checks, money orders and limited types of credit cards are accepted. All financial aid received must be paid towards balances owed. Additional penalty charges will be assessed for failure to make payments when due. The University reserves the right to  cancel registration of any student who fails to pay, when due, any indebtedness to the institution  if not completed by the deadlines as outlined on the UAR website under important dates related to your Student Account. Students are prohibited from registering for a term/semester until all previous debts due to the University are paid in full.

Tuition Adjustments, Refunds and Forfeitures

Students officially withdrawing from all courses or dropping a course(s) during a semester or term are eligible for a 100-percent refund of tuition and fees through the deadlines listed online as outlined on the University Student Records  website under Important Dates for Students for each term. Students withdrawing from a course(s) after that deadline will not be eligible for a refund and will remain liable for payment of full tuition and fee charges. Non-attendance does not constitute an official course drop or withdrawal. It is the student's responsibility to withdraw from the university and/or drop a course if he/she decides to not attend once enrollment has taken place. All charges due to NMSU must be paid before refunds or adjustments will be permitted.

In cases of academic or disciplinary suspension, eligibility for tuition refunds and adjustments will depend on the conditions of the suspension and will be entirely at the option of the institution. Should unforeseen circumstances beyond the reasonable control of New Mexico State University result in curtailing classes, closing residence facilities, or otherwise withdrawing services that are a normal function of the institution, refunds of any nature will be at the discretion of the college/ university administration.

Residence hall rentals and dining hall charges may be refunded in accordance with schedules adopted by these departments.

Delinquent and Prior-Term Balances

NMSU reserves the right to cancel the registration of any student who fails to pay, when due, any indebtedness to the institution.

Dishonored Financial Transactions - Checks, Credit Cards, ACH Transactions

The University charges a penalty on all dishonored cash instruments. Personal checks will not be accepted from students who have had previously dishonored checks.

Estimating Other Expenses

In addition to the direct costs stated above, other expenses per semester may include such items as textbooks and supplies and personal expenses.

Cooperative Education

Students participating in the Cooperative Education Program who receive academic credit pay the same tuition and fees as regularly enrolled students. Work phase students who are assigned to campus or a nearby off-campus workstation may pay for the student wellness/fitness as if they were a part-time student enrolled in 1-5 credits.

Ways to Qualify for Lower Tuition Rates

Resident or nonresident status is determined in accordance to a uniform definition established for all New Mexico institutions by the Higher Education Department, State of New Mexico, NM Administrative Code (NMAC) 5.7.18. The University Student Records Office administers residency. Information on the following programs and offices that administer the reduced rate program may be obtained from the University Admissions, the University Financial Aid and Scholarship Services.

  • American Indian Agreement
  • Athletic Grant
  • Colorado-Arizona Reciprocal Agreement
  • Dual Credit
  • Fire Fighter and Peace Officer Survivor Scholarship
  • Foreign Military Dependent
  • Foreign Military Spouse
  • Foreign Military Stationed in New Mexico
  • Foster Care
  • Graduate Assistantship
  • Immigrant Student (NM HS GRAD)
  • Military Dependent
  • Military Spouse
  • Military Stationed in New Mexico
  • NM Competitive Scholarship
  • Part-time Students
  • Senior Citizen Waiver
  • Summer Session
  • Texas 135
  • Veteran Waiver
  • WRGP
  • Western Undergraduate Exchange

WUE states include Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. For more information about any of the above ways to qualify for lower tuition rates please contact the University Accounts Receivable Office or the University Student Records Office.

Contact Information

For more information, contact:

University Accounts Receivable, MSC 4570
New Mexico State University
PO Box 30001
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001
Phone: (575) 646-4911

NMSU Grants

1500 N. Third Street
Grants, NM 87020
Phone: (505) 287-6653