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State Grants

State grants include SSIG, CAG and Day Care.

Student Incentive Grant (SSIG)

This grant is awarded to students who demonstrate exceptional financial need. Students with the lowest Expected Family Contribution (EFC) are automatically considered for the grant.

Eligibility requirements

  • An EFC between 0 and 3,000 
  • Must not have earned a bachelor’s degree 
  • Must be enrolled at least half time (6 credit hours and above) 
  • Must be enrolled in eligible courses in an eligible program of study 
  • Must be a resident of New Mexico

Awards

Awards are based on the availability of funds and prorated based on a student's enrollment. The maximum award is $1,000 per year and is generally awarded in Fall and Spring terms.

Due to limited funds, it is important to apply early to be considered for these funds. Not everyone who qualifies for an SSIG might get one.

For more information, visit grant payments.

College Affordability Grant (CAG)

The College Affordability Grant is awarded to non-traditional New Mexico residents who are not eligible for other education state grant assistance.

Due to limited funds, it is important to apply early to be considered for these funds. Not everyone who qualifies for a CAG might get one.

State Day Care Grant

Eligibility Requirements

  • Recipients must be New Mexico residents
  • Enroll at least half time (6 credit hours or more)
  • Have day care expenses.

Due to limited funds, it is important to apply early to be considered for these funds. Not everyone who qualifies for a State Day Care Grant might get one.