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New Mexico Highlands University Tuition & Cost

Las Vegas, New Mexico

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State New Mexico Resident Sticker Price

In State Costs for New Mexico Highlands University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,144
Other Fees$2,118
Room and Board $8,908
Other Expenses Budget$3,968

Out of State Resident Sticker Price

Out of State Costs for New Mexico Highlands University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,144
Other Fees$2,118
Room and Board $8,908
Other Expenses Budget$3,968

In-State Tuition

In-state tuition at New Mexico Highlands University for undergraduate students residing in New Mexico is $4,758. Room and board charges total $8,908 per year. Students will also need to budget for books and supplies, which typically amount to $1,144 annually. Other administrative or academic fees are $2,118 for the year. Additionally, students should plan an estimated $3,968 for other miscellaneous expenses throughout the year. In sum, residents attending New Mexico Highlands University full time should expect a total annual cost of $20,896.

Out-of-State Tuition

Undergraduate tuition at New Mexico Highlands University is $9,414 for out-of-state students. Additionally, out-of-state students are charged $8,908 for room and board, $1,144 for textbooks and educational resources, plus fees of $2,118. Students are advised to budget $3,968 for other expenses. When these costs are combined, annual out-of-state charges total $25,552. This figure is 22.3% higher than what New Mexico residents pay.

All price data is sourced from the 2021/2022 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.
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Net Price

The average reported annual net price for New Mexico Highlands University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $10,863 in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

The net price provides a more realistic estimate of the true cost of attending New Mexico Highlands University, once common grants and scholarships have been taken into account. It's important to note that this net price can fluctuate based on factors such as family income and individual financial need.

Average Net Price 2019/2020

Net Price by Income New Mexico Highlands University
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$8,563
$30,001 to $48,000$9,233
$48,001 to $75,000$10,593
$75,001 to $110,000$11,940

Financial Aid

95% of full-time undergrad New Mexico Highlands University received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $8,248 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 27% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $4,031 and 3% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $12,768.

Finanical Aid New Mexico Highlands University
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $8,248 95%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $3,401 81%
Pell Grants $5,285 62%
Other Federal Grants $658 81%
State and Local Grants $1,745 68%
Federal Student Loans $4,031 27%
Other Student Loans $12,768 3%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to New Mexico Highlands University, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $39,876. The loan balance of $39,876 is a four year multiple of the $9,969 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $423 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 4.99%.

Example Loan $39,876
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.99%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $422.75
Total Interest Paid $10,854.24
Sum of All Loan Payments $50,730.24

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price

Year New Mexico Residents Non Residents
1 $20,896 $25,552
2 $21,748 $26,594
3 $22,635 $27,679
4 $23,559 $28,808

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at New Mexico Highlands University to be $83,584 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 4.1% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at New Mexico Highlands University
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
New Mexico Residents $198 $594 $792
Out of State Residents $392 $1,176 $1,568

Estimated cost for a class at New Mexico Highlands University based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at New Mexico Highlands University versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

New Mexico Highlands University Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=187897 IPEDS survey data for New Mexico Highlands University.