Financial Aid & Scholarship Services

Information about Financial Aid, Scholarships and Veterans Educational Benefits available to CNM students.

Contact Us

Frequently Asked Questions


Financial Aid Team Members are available for Live Video Chat Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 pm.

Phone: (505) 224-3090

Fax: (505) 224-3124

Contact Financial Aid and Scholarship Services

CNM is open under a modified mode of operations. During this time, please understand that email response may take longer than usual due to the higher volume of email communications across the College. We will do our best to respond as quickly as possible. For information about operational impacts at CNM and frequently asked questions, visit

Award Information

Learn more about how to understand and access your Financial Aid award information.

The 2020-2021 FAFSA will be available beginning on October 1, 2019. The FAFSA for the 2020-2021 academic year will use tax information from the 2018 tax year, which are the taxes typically filed on or before April 15, 2019. There is no need to wait until after you file taxes like in previous years to fill out your 2020-2021 FAFSA.

CNM Tuition and Fees

Find out more about CNM tuition and fees.


IRS Data-Retrieval Tool

The IRS Data-Retrieval Tool allows applicants who have already filed their federal income tax returns to pre-fill the answers to some questions on the FAFSA by transferring data from their federal income tax returns.

Note: At the beginning of the FAFSA processing cycle (October 1), the IRS Data Retrieval tool may not be available until late October.

File your 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to increase your chances of being considered for priority awarding and allow time to plan for the 2020-2021 school year, which covers Fall 2020, Spring 2021, and Summer 2021.

Complete Your FAFSA

If you have completed the FAFSA but did not request that a record be sent to CNM, you can still do so. Login to the FAFSA site, click "Add or Delete a School Code" in the FAFSA Follow-Up Step 3 section and add CNM's Federal School Code (004742).

Scholarship Opportunities

Don’t miss out on scholarship opportunities. To be considered for scholarships complete your application now.

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Financial Aid Information

CNM School Code: 004742

Although the primary responsibility for educational costs rests with students and their families, CNM, the federal government, and the State of New Mexico all contribute to assist students pursuing higher education.

Buy Textbooks with Financial Aid

Books and supplies can also be purchased with financial aid at any of the bookstore locations or online from the bookstore website.