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NMSU-Dona Ana Tuition & Cost

Las Cruces, New Mexico

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How much does it cost to attend?

In District New Mexico Resident Sticker Price
$16,485
In District Costs for New Mexico State University Dona Ana
Fee Cost
Tuition$1,578
Books and Supplies$1,240
Other Fees$198
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $9,225
Other Expenses Budget$4,244
In State New Mexico Resident Sticker Price
$16,869
In State Costs for New Mexico State University Dona Ana
Fee Cost
Tuition$1,962
Books and Supplies$1,240
Other Fees$198
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $9,225
Other Expenses Budget$4,244

The tuition for in-district New Mexico residents (local residents) attending New Mexico State University Dona Ana is $1,578 per academic year. Students should budget $9,225 for local off-campus housing. Additionally, books and supplies typically cost $1,240 plus the school charges $198 in other fees. In total, students should budget for an annual total cost of $16,485 to attend New Mexico State University Dona Ana.

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

Net Price

The net price provides a more realistic estimate of the true cost of attending New Mexico State University Dona Ana, 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
$5,869
Net Price by Income New Mexico State University Dona Ana
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$4,565
$30,001 to $48,000$5,446
$48,001 to $75,000$7,858
$75,001 to $110,000$9,191
$110,000+$10,883

The average reported annual net price for New Mexico State University Dona Ana for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $5,869 in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

Financial Aid

89% of full-time undergrad New Mexico State University Dona Ana received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $5,680 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 17% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $2,693.

Finanical Aid New Mexico State University Dona Ana
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $5,680 89%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $1,524 7%
Pell Grants $5,402 72%
Other Federal Grants $585 7%
State and Local Grants $1,198 78%
Federal Student Loans $2,693 17%
Other Student Loans $7,000 0%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to New Mexico State University Dona Ana, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $4,688. The loan balance of $4,688 is a two year multiple of the $2,344 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 $50 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 $4,688
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.99%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $49.70
Total Interest Paid $1,276.07
Sum of All Loan Payments $5,964.07

Projected 2 Year Degree Price

2 Year Sticker Price
$33,738
Year New Mexico Residents Non Residents
1 $16,869 $20,373
2 $17,222 $20,800

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 2 year associate degree and living expenses at New Mexico State University Dona Ana to be $33,738 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 2.1% annual increase over the next 2 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 State University Dona Ana
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
In District Residents $66 $198 $264
New Mexico Residents $82 $246 $328
Out of State Residents $228 $684 $912

Estimated cost for a class at New Mexico State University Dona Ana 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 State University Dona Ana versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

New Mexico State University Dona Ana 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=187620 IPEDS survey data for New Mexico State University Dona Ana.