Financial Aid

New Mexico Junior College participates in a variety of financial aid programs to assist students who cannot meet the cost of a college education. Financial aid is available in the form of grants, scholarships, work-study, and loans from federal, state, institutional, and private sources. The College also supports programs such as the Workforce Investment Act, the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, and the Veterans Administration programs. Each program may carry specific requirements for eligibility, such as financial need or academic requirements.

To determine eligibility for federal financial aid programs, the student must be:

  • enrolled in an eligible program at an eligible institution;
  • a citizen of the U.S. or an eligible non-citizen;
  • hold a high-school diploma or GED diploma;
  • have a Social Security number;
  • maintain satisfactory progress standards as determined by the institution;
  • sign certification statements of educational purpose, refunds and defaults, and updated information; and
  • registered with Selective Service (if required).

Financial need is determined through the submission of a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the federal processing center. Some state programs cannot be awarded until financial need is determined through the FAFSA process. For more information regarding financial aid, visit the NMJC website,, or stop by the office.

Contact Information: Financial Aid Office, Ben Alexander Student Learning Center, 575.392.5172