Tuition, Fees & Refunds

Tuition and fee rates are established by the NMSU Board of Regents and reviewed annually. The University reserves the right to change the charges without notice. Students who meet criteria as defined by NM Administrative Code (NMAC) 5.7.18. are eligible for lower tuition rates.

In accordance with the Tuition, Refunds, and Forfeitures information in the  NMSU Las Cruces’ Catalog, students officially withdrawing from all courses or dropping a course(s) during a semester or term are eligible for a 100-percent refund of tuition and fees through the deadlines listed online as outlined on the Important Dates for each term. Students withdrawing from a course(s) after that deadline will not be eligible for a refund and will remain liable for payment of full tuition and fee charges. Non-attendance does not constitute an official course drop or withdrawal. It is the student’s responsibility to withdraw from the university and/or drop a course if he/she decides to not attend once enrollment has taken place. All charges due to NMSU must be paid before refunds or adjustments will be permitted.

In cases of academic or disciplinary suspension, eligibility for tuition refunds and adjustments will depend on the conditions of the suspension and will be entirely at the option of the institution. Should unforeseen circumstances beyond the reasonable control of New Mexico State University result in curtailing classes, closing residence facilities, or otherwise withdrawing services that are a normal function of the institution, refunds of any nature will be at the discretion of the college/ university administration.

NM Higher Education Refund Policy

The State of New Mexico and the  New Mexico Higher Education Department do not mandate NM’s institutions of higher education to follow a state refund policy for tuition and fees.