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NMSU Tuition & Cost


How much does it cost to attend?

In State New Mexico Resident Sticker Price
$20,159
In State Costs for New Mexico State University Main Campus
Fee Cost
Tuition$5,323
Books and Supplies$1,250
Other Fees$1,138
Room and Board $8,686
Other Expenses Budget$3,762
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
$34,720
Out of State Costs for New Mexico State University Main Campus
Fee Cost
Tuition$19,884
Books and Supplies$1,250
Other Fees$1,138
Room and Board $8,686
Other Expenses Budget$3,762

Residents of New Mexico pay an annual total price of $20,159 to attend New Mexico State University Main Campus on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $5,323 for tuition, $8,686 room and board, $1,250 for books and supplies and $1,138 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $34,720 which is 72.2% higher than New Mexico residents. The tuition charge is $19,884 while room and board is $8,686, books and supplies are $1,250 and other fees come in at $1,138.


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Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend New Mexico State University Main Campus when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2017/2018
$9,449
Net Price by Income New Mexico State University Main Campus
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$6,739
$30,001 to $48,000$7,303
$48,001 to $75,000$9,551
$75,001 to $110,000$13,188
$110,000+$12,281

The average reported annual net price for New Mexico State University Main Campus for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $9,449 in 2017/2018. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

Financial Aid

Finanical Aid New Mexico State University Main Campus
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Annual Total Grant Aid $9,582 96%
Pell Grant $4,607 47%
Federal Student Loan $4,324 36%

The average reported annual net price for New Mexico State University Main Campus for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $9,449 in 2017/2018.

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 Main Campus, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $33,968. The loan balance of $33,968 is a four year multiple of the $8,492 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 $355 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 4.7%.

Example Loan $33,968
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.7%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $354.66
Total Interest Paid $8,591.76
Sum of All Loan Payments $42,559.76

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
$80,636
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
New Mexico Residents $20,159 $20,224 $20,288 $20,354
Non Residents $34,720 $34,831 $34,943 $35,055

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at New Mexico State University Main Campus to be $80,636 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 0.3% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Cost Credit Hour and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at New Mexico State University Main Campus
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
New Mexico Residents $222 $666 $888
Out of State Residents $829 $2,487 $3,316

Estimated cost for a class at New Mexico State University Main Campus 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 Main Campus versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

New Mexico State University Main Campus Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=188030 IPEDS survey data for New Mexico State University Main Campus.