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Financial Aid & Scholarship Services

Information about Financial Aid, Scholarships and Veterans Educational Benefits available to CNM students.

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CNM Title IV School Code: 004742

The CNM Financial Aid Priority Date is  May 1.

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      Financial Aid Information

      Financial Aid Disbursement

      Financial aid checks are given out on a set date each term and again every Friday thereafter. It is important to bring a CNM or other state-issued photo ID to pick up a Financial Aid check. Disbursement takes place at the Main, Montoya and Westside campuses only at the Cashier's office. If the majority of your credit hours take place at the Montoya campus or at the Westside campus, your check will be there. Otherwise, it will be at the Main Campus.

      There are several reasons funds may be different than expected. For example,


      • Students are generally paid three (3) weeks after a short term class starts
      • Ineligible courses are not paid for
      • Tuition/fees and Bookstore charges are taken from the disbursement
      • Students are paid the full amount of Pell for 12 or more financial aid eligible courses; 9-11 credits = 3/4 of the full amount, 6-8 credits = half of the full amount. Actual amounts can be seen at the bottom of your class schedule


      2014-2015 Financial Aid Fund Release Dates:

      Fall 2014 - Check Release September 19, 2014
      Direct Deposit September 17, 2014

      * Every Friday thereafter *

      Monday-Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

      2014-2015 Financial Aid Fund Release Dates... Coming soon 

      Main Campus Student Services Center, Cashiers Office, Room 106 & Cafeteria
      Montoya Campus - Tom Wiley Hall, Room 104
      Westside Campus - WSII Building, Room 104-C

      About Financial Aid

      Although primary responsibility for educational costs rests with the student and his or her family, CNM, the federal government and the State of New Mexico all contribute to assist students pursuing a higher education. Students applying for Financial Aid should complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

      Student Right to Know

      NMHED Student Complaint Process