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Registration payment options and deadlines.

Payment Methods

If we have not received payment, or you haven't set up a payment plan, by the listed deadlines, you will be dropped from your classes.

Fall 2016 Payment Deadlines

If payment in full or payment arrangements (financial aid memos, payment plans, or third party authorizations) have not been received by the deadlines listed below, you may be dropped from your classes.

Prior to June 24

If you register for classes on or before June 23, you must make your payment or arrangements by June 24.

June 24 – July 29

If you register for classes on or after June 24, you must pay your account balance in full or make arrangements for Payment in person (by 5:00 p.m.) or through myCNM (by 10:00 p.m.) by the deadlines listed below.

Payment must be received by the Friday following registration.


  • Registrations made on Monday, June 27 must be paid by Friday, July 1.

  • Registrations made on Friday, July 22 must be paid by Friday, July 29.

On or After July 29

If you register for classes on or after July 29, you must pay your account balance in full by the end of the following business day after registration.


  • Registrations made on Tuesday, August 2 must be paid by Wednesday, August 3.
  • Registrations made on Friday, August 12 must be paid by Monday, August 15.
  • Registrations made on Saturday, August 20 must be paid by Monday, August 22

Pay In Person


At Main, Montoya, or Westside campus, you can pay in person by cash, check, money order or credit.

At South Valley campus, you can visit the Enrollment Services Office and pay by check or money order for the exact amount due.

Payment Forms

Cash/Money Order

You can pay by cash or money order at the Main, Montoya, or Westside campus. South Valley campus accepts money orders but only for the exact amount due.

Credit Cards

CNM accepts the following credit cards: VISA, MasterCard, American Express and Discover Card.


When paying by check, include your identification number on the check. CNM staff may write ID numbers on checks and money orders if you have not already done so. If you prefer not to have your ID number on the check, you must pay in cash.

There is a $30 service fee for all returned checks.

When you provide a check as payment, you authorize CNM either to use information from your check to make a one-time electronic fund transfer from your account or to process the payment as a check transaction. When we use information from your check to make an electronic fund transfer, funds may be withdrawn from your account as soon as the day you make your payment.

Pay By Phone

Call the Main Campus Cashier's office at (505) 224-3471, Montoya Campus Cashier's Office at (505) 224-5590, or Westside Cashier's Office at (505) 224-5392.

Pay Online

Pay in the Student Account Center of myCNM

To pay online, make sure you follow the steps below. You can access the Instruction Guide for Making an Online Payment (PDF) for more information.

  • Set up a payment plan (see details below).
  • See your recent account activity.
  • Pay for your class schedule by clicking the Cashier tab. Look for the Make a Payment Box in the upper right corner.

Parent or Guardian Payment

You can authorize your parent/guardian to make payments by going to the “Authorized User” section of the Student Account Center.

Once you've set up your parent / guardian as an authorized user, you will be emailed your username and password for the system.

Set up a Payment Plan

You can set up a payment plan in your myCNM account if your class schedule costs more than $100. Payment plans costs $50 to set up (a $30 non-refundable setup fee plus $20 down-payment). The remaining amount will be divided into two equal payments due on June 3 and July 1.

Payment plans are available until June 24.

Before you can register for the next term, the cost of your schedule must be paid. If you change your class schedule, give Cashier’s a call at (505) 224-3000 to be sure your payment plan is still good. Also, print your class schedule to check the balance.

Important: If your account balance goes to -0- (zero dollars) due to dropping all classes or the classes have been canceled and afterwards you add new courses, your payment plan needs to be reset. Call the Cashiers Office at (505) 224-3471 or go in person to the Main, Montoya, or Westside campus. If you do not reset your payment plan, your new classes will be dropped.

Print your class schedule (myCNM > Registration tab) to be sure the payment or payment plan shows in the Memo Balance at the bottom of your class schedule.

You will be required to read and agree to the specific terms of the agreement before enrollment is complete. Be sure to print the Agreement for your records. A sample agreement is located in the instruction guide below.

For assistance in signing up for the Payment Plan, read the instruction guide or call the Cashier's Office at (505) 224-3471 or stop by the Main, Montoya, or Westside campus.

Changes in Your Schedule

If you do not attend a class, don’t assume it will be dropped. You are responsible for dropping any classes for which you are registered. You are responsible for any charges associated with your class schedule. You may receive a grade in a class even if you do not attend and fail to drop.

Print your class schedule after any change you make.