Student Loans

Entrance Counseling Information Sessions

First time CNM loan borrowers must attend an in-person entrance counseling session.

Thirty minute sessions are offered weekly on multiple days and times.

Main Campus - Ted Chavez (TC) 110
Wednesdays at 10 a.m.

Main Campus -
Student Services Center
(SSC) 205
Wednesdays at 6 p.m. 

Main Campus - Ted Chavez (TC) 110
Thursdays at 3:30 p.m.

Westside - MJG 203
Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. 

Montoya - H 110
Tuesdays at 8:30 a.m. 


  • Complete your FAFSA
  • To receive a federal student loan, you must be enrolled in 6 credit hours. Congress also establishes loan limits that may be prorated depending on your student classification.
  • If you are a first time federal loan borrower, you will need to complete the Entrance Counseling and sign a Master Promissory Note.
  • If you qualify for a Federal Subsidized Stafford Loan, you may borrow up to $3,500 per year as first-year student and $4,500 per year as second-year student.
  • Private student loan requirements vary by lender. 

Read the Loan Request Instructions to find out how to access your student loan information in myCNM.

Loan Revision/Cancellation Form

Student Loan Types

The Federal Subsidized and Unsubsidized Stafford Loans, Nursing Student Loans for Service and Federal PLUS loans all require separate applications.

Learn more about each type of student loans:

Policies and Rules