Worried About Aid or Paying for College?

CNM knows that you have many responsibilities and financial concerns facing you right now. We’re here to help. There are many different opportunities for financial help from CNM.

Funding for Emergencies or Unexpected Issues

Rust Opportunity Scholarship

Rust Opportunity Assistance Scholarship is for current students who are facing unexpected financial issues, including those related to COVID-19. Please contact an Academic Coach to start and submit your application. You can get a letter of recommendation for this scholarship from Eric-Christopher Garcia or Sharon Gurule.

  • Applications reviewed daily
  • Awards made within 5-7 business days
  • Not related to grades or need

Did you Lose your Job or Work Fewer Hours?

Declaring a Change in Income or “FAFSA Income Adjustment”

If you or your family member lost your job or your hours were cut due to COVID-19, you may be eligible for different Federal Student funding (FAFSA).

You’ll need to complete an income adjustment with the Financial Aid office. Reach out to to see if you qualify and to get the process started.

Scholarships offered only to CNM students

CNM Foundation Scholarships

CNM offers many scholarships by CNM and the CNM Foundation. We have one online application to apply for over 50 scholarships. Fill out the online form today to see all the scholarships available to you.

  • Scholarships can range from $400 to $2,500.
  • You can qualify by your program, GPA, financial need and other factors
  • If you need a letter of recommendation, we can help you! Contact an Academic Coach for a letter.

Don’t qualify for Financial Aid or Other Funding?

CNM Connect Advantage Tuition Scholarship and Book Scholarship

Students who do not qualify for Financial Aid or other types of funding might also apply for the Connect Advantage and Book Scholarship.

The Connect Advantage Scholarship covers a portion of tuition and registration fees and can be renewed every semester.

  • Must be a current student
  • Talk to a Connect Academic Coach before September 4 to apply

The Book Scholarship covers a portion of book costs

  • Must be a current student
  • Talk to a Connect Academic Coach before August 21 to apply

You’ll get an email with the result of your scholarship application. Schedule your appointment with an Academic Coach online today to apply!