Cost & Aid

New Mexico Highlands University has a combination of strong academics and affordability. New Mexico Highlands’ graduates, according to U.S. Department of Education, make the third highest in salary after attending among public higher education institutions in New Mexico!

Tuition & Fees

Click here for more information regarding tuition, financial aid, and costs. We also feature links on how to apply, parent resources, and more.Tuition cost is based upon whether or not you are a resident of New Mexico. Click here for more information regarding Tuition & Fees.

Housing and Meal Plans


We want NMHU to be affordable and attainable for any family. We offer a handful of scholarships for Undergraduates, Graduates, and Transfer Students.

University Scholarships

Freshman scholarships are awarded based on a student’s admissions status. Students should be fully admitted by March 1st, prior to their first semester at NMHU, in order to be eligible for priority scholarship awarding. A scholarship application is not required for these awards, but it is recommended to further maximize a student’s eligibility for additional scholarship funding.

Click here for a list of scholarships.

Financial Aid

Beyond scholarships, Financial aid from the government can provide monetary assistance to help you make your goals a reality. Most Cowboys & Cowgirls receive at least one of the three forms of aid below after they file their FASFA. Read on to understand your options and what you might be eligible for.


State and Federal Grants = free money from the government to help you have awesome experiences, earn your degree and get a great job—with no repayment required. Grants are based on financial need, which is determined by your FAFSA, so file yours soon to see what awards you can get.

For more information on Grants.


Federal loans are money you can borrow from the government to pay for your education at New Mexico Highlands University. The structure of federal loans keeps your needs in mind, often not requiring repayment until after you graduate and always having reasonable interest rates to ease the cost of college. To qualify for federal loans, file your FAFSA as soon as possible.

For more information on the different types of Loans.

Federal Work-Study

Get help in covering the cost of attendance while earning on-the-job experiences by enrolling in the Federal Work-Study program. When you file your FAFSA, simply request consideration for the federally-sponsored program and, if your financial need qualifies you, the university will set you up with a paid, part-time, on- or off-campus job that’s related to your program of study. Work-Study jobs are granted on a first-come, first-served basis, so complete your FAFSA as early as possible to secure a position.

For more information on the work-study process.