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COVID-19 Veterans Information

While CNM is under modified operations, here is a simplified guide for Veterans Education benefits to help you choose the best approach to continue your education for the summer and fall terms.

New Law Helps You Out

Recently passed federal legislation for Veterans will help you continue your classes and receive your stipend at the level that you started at for the spring term. This law applies for courses from March 1, 2020, to December 21, 2020.

For example, if your spring class was originally meant to be attended in-person and converted to an online course (distance learning) due to COVID-19, you will continue to receive your education stipend and monthly housing rate for resident training.

Summer 2020 and Fall 2020 Terms

Moving forward to summer and fall terms, courses originally meant for attending in-person that are converted to an online course due to COVID-19 will be paid as resident courses.

If you choose to not attend CNM for summer or future terms, and during that time did not attend another educational institution, you can continue where you left at CNM without submitting a new VA application for GI Bill benefits.

For students using Chapter 31 or Chapter 33 benefits, you will need to request a memo hold because the VA pays for your tuition. Contact our office to place this hold on your account.

Continue Your Program for Summer and Fall

We suggest that you continue your program as best as possible for summer and fall. Check the CNM Catalog and Degree Works to see what kind of classes are in your program that can be completed this summer and fall.

Certify Your Courses as Early as Possible

Send a digital copy of your schedule to veterans@cnm.edu. Log into myCNM and save a PDF of your schedule and attach it as an email to us.

If you need help with this new process, please leave a voicemail at (505) 224-3118 with your name, ID number, and your question(s). We will return your call promptly during our business hours.

Labs and In-Person Only Classes

If you have a lab or class that can only be completed in-person (examples can include Automotive, Chemistry Lab, or Culinary), which is a co-requisite to a course or pre-requisite to another course, and cannot be completed or temporarily discontinued, it may result in slowing down your education progress and may affect your future monthly housing allowance. Check the CNM Catalog and Degree Works to see what other classes can be completed during this time.

Illness due to COVID-19

If you become ill due to COVID-19 and you are unable continue school during the summer or fall terms, please let us know as soon as possible. We can help guide you to the best grading option possible, such as withdrawal or incomplete.

In addition, please follow New Mexico Department of Health Guidance for COVID-19.

More Guidance

For specific detail, view the Veterans Benefits Administration – Education and Training - COVID-19 FAQs page.

As we continue with modified operations, visit the COVID-19 Information Hub to find the latest updates for all CNM students.