Student Loans

Entrance Counseling Information Sessions

All In-Person Counseling Sessions will be cancelled while CNM remains on the current modified operations plan.. You can contact Financial Aid at for additional options.

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


  • Complete your FAFSA
  • To receive a federal 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 federal loan borrower, you will need to complete the Entrance Counseling and sign a Master Promissory Note.
  • If you qualify for a Federal 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.
  • Private student loan requirements vary by lender. 

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

Loan Revision/Cancellation Form

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