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Tuition and Other Costs of Attending CNM

Tuition Costs

Tuition — tuition rates are based on the student's residency status, where the student lives and how many credit hours are taken. Students eligible for New Mexico resident status qualify for in-district tuition if they live within the CNM District. Resident students living in New Mexico, but outside the CNM District, qualify for out-of-district tuition. Here's more information on residency. CNM also offers a senior citizen discount.

Paying for Classes — the CNM Cashier's Office receives payments and offers payment plans split up into installments.

College and Course Fees

Fees — there is a registration fee and a technology fee that all students are required to pay each term. Some programs or courses that require special tools or equipment may also require a fee.

Financial Aid

Financial Aid and Scholarships — the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship Services provides assistance to students who need help paying for college expenses.


Books — students can rent or purchase textbooks at the CNM Bookstore or order them online through the CNM Bookstore website. Cost for books depends on your class schedule.

Parking — free general parking is available in some lots at Main Campus and all lots are free at the other CNM campuses. Students can also purchase permits for paid parking lots on Main Campus.

Budget for College

The US Department of Education has developed a Net Price calculator to help college students estimate the total cost of their education.

Cost of Dual Credit

Sophomores, juniors, and seniors at any public, private or home school in the greater Albuquerque area can get a jump start on college by taking 1000-level and above classes at CNM — and tuition and registration fees are waived!