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Tuition Fees

2023-2024 Tuition & Fees

The published costs are for one semester. The university reserves the right to change any of the charges without notice. Please Note: See the  Tuition and Billing Information page for information on payment options, deadlines, and refund schedules. 


Spring 2024

Full-Time Flat Rates - (12-18 Credits)

Spring 2024 Tuition - Full-Time Students


Tuition Required Fees Total
NM Resident In-District 972.00 96.00 1,068.00
NM Resident Out-District 1,164.00 96.00 1,260.00
Non-Resident 2,700.00 96.00 2,796.00


PartiTime Rate - Per Credit Hour (Credits 1- 11 or > 18)


Tuition (per hour)  Required Fees (per hour) Total
NM Resident In-District 81.00 8.00 89.00
NM Resident Out-District 97.00 8.00 105.00
Non-Resident Rate Per Credit (1-6 Credits) 121.25 8.00 129.25
Non-Resident Rate Per Credit (1-4 Credits) when enrolled in > 6 225.00 8.00 233.00


  • Resident In-District (NM residents living in Zip Code areas of 88310, 88311, 88325, 88330, 88337, 88342).
  • Resident Out-of-District (NM residents not living in the In-District Zip Codes).
  • Non-Resident students enrolled in six or fewer credits will pay 1.25 times the resident Out-of-District tuition rate per credit hour.
  • Non-Resident students enrolled in more than six credits will pay the full Non-Resident tuition rate per credit hour.


Active Duty Military And Dependents

Non-resident active duty and foreign military personnel stationed in New Mexico and their family members are considered in-district for tuition purposes. Contact NMSU-A Admissions & Records Office for more information.

Senior Citizens

New Mexico residents, 65 or older, who register on the first day of class after degree-seeking students have registered for required courses, will be assessed the reduced tuition rate of $5.00 per credit hour plus any university-approved required fees. Senior citizen students will still be responsible for any applicable course fees.   Per state law, senior citizens who take more than 10 credit hours must pay full price for all credits based on in-district or out-of-district residency.

Senior citizen students may register prior to the first day of class, based on the designated registration time noted in the semester registration guide, but they will be assessed the full NMSU tuition plus university-approved required fees and will be responsible for any applicable course fees.

For More Information contact:  NMSU-A Admissions & Records Office.

Additional Fees

The following are ADDITIONAL FEES that will be assessed by the student.

Payment Plan Fee
For payment plan options, go to  Student Accounts website. Fees vary based on the plan.


Late Registration Fee
$25 assessed for late registration (non-refundable)

Late Degree Application Fee
if applying for degree/certificate past the posted initial deadline a late fee may be assessed.

Matriculation Fee
$50 first-time international students (non-refundable).

Course/Lab Fees
Various courses have lab fees attached. This information is updated regularly, however not all course fees may be listed. NMSU Course Fees Page. NOTE: Select the current semester under Course Specific Fees, and then click on the ‘Campus’ header of the table to sort the information with Alamogordo at the top.

Academic Support Fee
$20 Academic Support Fee per credit hour.

Student Printer Usage Fee
A student printer usage fee will be assessed at the rate of $0.10 black & white, per page; $0.25 color, per page. NMSU-A student receives $5.00 (50 pages) free each semester. Additional printing may be purchased at the Business Office. All printing accounts will be closed out at the end of each semester. Reimbursement of unused funds does not apply. 

Late Registration Penalties
A late registration penalty of $25 will be assessed for course registrations processed during the late registration time period. Failure to make scheduled payment with the University Accounts Receivable on due dates may result in additional liability.

Payment of Charges
By enrolling in classes at NMSU, a student makes a financial commitment to pay the tuition and fee charges associated with that enrollment. For further information please visit    University Accounts Receivable.

Tuition Adjustments, Refund, 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 Important Dates 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 the student 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 discretion of the institution. Should unforeseen circumstances beyond the reasonable control of New Mexico State University result in curtailing classes 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.

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.

Resident, Non-Resident Status 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. The NMSU Registrar’s Office administers residency. Information on the following programs may be obtained from the University Admissions, the University Financial Aid and Scholarship Services, the NM Administrative Code (NMAC) 5.7.18.

  • American Indian Agreement
  • Dual Credit
  • Foreign Military Dependent
  • Foreign Military Spouse
  • Foreign Military Stationed in New Mexico
  • Immigrant Student (NM HS GRAD)
  • Military Dependent
  • Military Spouse
  • Military Stationed in New Mexico
  • Summer Session