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New Mexico State University

New Mexico State University

2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog

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.

Undergraduate Tuition and Required Fees

All Terms

New Mexico Residents


15+ credits



7-14 credits, per credit 



1-6 credits, per credit




Additional Fees

Undergraduate admission application fee


New student orientation fee


International student admission application fee


International student orientation fee


Course Delivery Fee (per credit)


ASNMSU Fee (Fall/ Spring 1-11 credit enrollment)


ASNMSU Fee (Summer 1-8 credit enrollment)


Course examination fee (per credit)


Certificate degree fee


Bachelor or Associate degree fee


Master or Doctorate degree fee


Degree application late filing fee


Late Registration Fee Base Cost


Engineering Technology Fee 


Course Fees (fees assessed per course)

See the Course Fee page for a list of courses with additional fees.

Applied Music courses - see Music section of catalog

Mandatory International Student Fees

All international students are required to have health insurance coverage. International student health insurance is provided by HTH Worldwide unless otherwise covered by comparable health and accident insurance approved by the International Student Services. International students will be required to purchase health insurance for spring and summer during spring registration unless they have applied for spring graduation. (See optional fees) All international undergraduate students will be assessed a $36 International Student Program Fee each semester.

Optional Fees

Wellness/Fitness Fee - Rates may increase for 2016-2017

The Wellness/Fitness fee is included in tuition for full-time students at the Las Cruces Campus. Options for part-time students enrolled at Las Cruces Campus include:



Term pass for student enrolled in 6-11 credits



Term pass for student enrolled in 1-5 credits



Single visit for student enrolled in 1-11 credits



The Wellness fee grants access to the Student Health Center with charges accruing for medications, lab work, testing or procedures. The Fitness fee grants access to the Student Activity Center.

Health Insurance

Students who have access to the Campus Health Center may choose to purchase a commercial insurance policy offered through the Health Insurance Marketplaces established by the Affordable Care Act (ACT).  These exchanges are intended to provide consumers with a new way to shop for, compare costs and coverage benefits, and enroll in insurance coverage. For more information visit: www.healthcare.gov or www.bewellnm.com

Housing Services

See the Students Resources section for room descriptions, accommodations, application process, deposit requirement, regulations and eligibility.

For current rate information, please visit our website at: http://housing.nmsu.edu/.

Dining Services

See Housing and Residential Life section for meal plan descriptions, application process, deposit requirement, regulations and eligibility. Freshmen living on campus must choose between Aggie Unlimited and Aggie Choice Plans.




Aggie Unlimited (unlimited entrances + 100 Aggie Dining $)



Aggie Choice (230 entrances + 325 Aggie Dining $)



Aggie 64 (64 entrances + 325 Aggie Dining $)



Pistol 400 (0 entrances + 400 Aggie Dining $)



Family Resident Optimum 350 (350 entrances)



Family Resident Optimum 250 (250 entrances)



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 all proceeds of this agreement will be used for education purposes and constitutes an education loan pursuant to 11 U.S.C 523(a) (8). Terms and Conditions of Course Registration are posted on the NMSU website and available in each term's registration guide. 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. Term charges can be paid in full or paid by using a payment plan. For payment plan options visit the NMSU website. Fees vary based on the plan. All financial aid received must be paid towards balances owed. Additional penalty charges may be assessed for failure to make payments when due. The University reserves the right to deny a payment plan to any student who has a poor credit rating or who has been negligent in making payments to the University for previous debts. Course enrollment may be cancelled if payment arrangements for past due dates are not completed by the deadlines as outlined on the Important Dates website. Academic credits, transcripts, and diplomas will be withheld until all financial obligations are paid in full. Students are prohibited from registering for a term/semester until all previous debts due to the University are paid in full.

Estimating Other Expenses

In addition to the direct costs stated above, other expenses per semester may include such items as textbooks and supplies (estimated at $300) and personal expenses (estimated at $460).

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.

Resident/Nonresident 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

• 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

• 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

• Western Undergraduate Exchange


Contact Information

For more information, contact University Accounts Receivable at: MSC 4570; New Mexico State University; PO Box 30001; Las Cruces NM 88003-8001
(575)646-4911; http://uar.nmsu.edu.