Cost of Attendance

Estimated expenses for 2018-2019.

Tuition for International Students

Most non-US citizens are non-residents for tuition purposes. Non-US citizens who submit proof of having applied for or obtained Permanent Resident status, are on active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States, or who qualify for an SB582 waiver, may be eligible for resident tuition rates.

Educational Expenses

Educational Expenses

1 Term

Tuition and fees




Health insurance



Housing Expenses

Estimated Living Expenses

1 Term
(Fall or Spring)

2 Terms
(Fall and Spring)

3 Terms
(Fall, Spring and Summer)

Living with relative in Albuquerque




Renting an off-campus apartment





Scholarships for International Students

At this time, CNM does not currently offer financial aid for international students, but there are many organizations that offer scholarships, fellowships, and grants for students who want to study in the United States. We encourage you to search for private and government sponsors for educational expenses. 

Global Student Scholarship 

This $1,000 scholarship will assist one international student looking to study at an American university for a least 10 months. For full information on the scholarship, including application information, visit

Private Educational Loans

Here are a few organizations which provide private educational loans to international students. Some of these require you to have a U.S. citizen (or in some cases, a U.S. permanent resident) as a co-signer on the loan.