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New Mexico Opportunity Scholarship

Get Up to 100% of Tuition Covered Toward Earning a Bachelor’s Degree

Earning a degree from NMSU Global Campus is now more affordable than ever with the New Mexico Opportunity Scholarship! This scholarship opportunity, exclusively for New Mexico residents, covers up to 100% of tuition toward a bachelor’s degree (eligibility requirements apply).

Established by the state in 2020, the New Mexico Opportunity Scholarship is designed to reduce debt and make a college education more accessible for New Mexican students and families.

By earning a college degree through this opportunity, graduates can secure higher-paying jobs, better support their families, start businesses, or continue their education without the heavy burden of college debt.

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Scholarship Information

  • Must be a New Mexico resident with proof that you’ve lived in the state for the past 12 months
  • Applicable for first-time bachelor’s degrees
  • Must plan to enroll in 6+ credit hours per term
  • Students who would like to complete a degree program they previously started must have no more than 160 earned credits toward a bachelor’s degree to qualify
  1. Submit your application for a bachelor’s degree program with NMSU Global Campus.
  2. Fill out a free application for Federal Student Aid at https://fa.nmsu.edu/fafsa/.
  3. Once you are admitted, meet with your NMSU academic advisor and enroll in courses.
Contact the NMSU Financial Aid Office at (888) 729-6678 or onlineFA@nmsu.edu to determine your eligibility for the New Mexico Opportunity Scholarship. Visit the New Mexico Higher Education Department for more information about the scholarship, including frequently asked questions.