Student Loans

Entrance Counseling Information Sessions

First time CNM loan borrowers must attend an in-person entrance counseling session.

Thirty minute sessions are offered weekly at multiple campuses, on multiple days and times.

Main Campus - Ted Chavez (TC) 108

10:00 a.m.

3:30 p.m.

Montoya Campus - 

Completed via Phone Appointment until further notice.

Westside Campus - 

Completed via Phone Appointment until further notice.



  • Complete your FAFSA
  • To receive a student loan, you must be enrolled in 6 credit hours. Congress also establishes loan limits that may be prorated depending on your student classification.
  • If you are a first time borrower, you will need to complete the Entrance Counseling and sign a Master Promissory Note.
  • If you qualify for a Subsidized Stafford Loan, you may borrow up to $3,500 per year as first-year student and $4,500 per year as second-year student.

Read the Loan Request Instructions (PDF) to find out how to access your student loan information in myCNM.

Student Loan Types

The Federal Subsidized and Unsubsidized Stafford Loans, Nursing Student Loans for Service and Federal PLUS loans all require separate applications.

Learn more about each type of student loans:

Policies and Rules