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Western New Mexico University Tuition & Cost

Silver City, New Mexico

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State New Mexico Resident Sticker Price
In State Costs for Western New Mexico University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,600
Other Fees$2,157
Room and Board $10,790
Other Expenses Budget$4,288
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
Out of State Costs for Western New Mexico University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,600
Other Fees$2,157
Room and Board $10,790
Other Expenses Budget$4,288

Residents of New Mexico pay an annual total price of $23,252 to attend Western New Mexico University on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $4,417 for tuition, $10,790 room and board, $1,600 for books and supplies and $2,157 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $30,235 which is 30% higher than New Mexico residents. The tuition charge is $11,400 while room and board is $10,790, books and supplies are $1,600 and other fees come in at $2,157.

All price data is sourced from the 2020/2021 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

Net Price

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

Average Net Price 2019/2020
Net Price by Income Western New Mexico University
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$13,582
$30,001 to $48,000$13,091
$48,001 to $75,000$14,537
$75,001 to $110,000$14,563

The average reported annual net price for Western New Mexico University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $13,172 in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

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Financial Aid

97% of full-time undergrad Western New Mexico 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 $5,710 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 41% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $2,789 and 5% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $5,075.

Finanical Aid Western New Mexico University
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $5,710 97%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $4,435 42%
Pell Grants $2,703 62%
Other Federal Grants $468 9%
State and Local Grants $2,561 69%
Federal Student Loans $2,789 41%
Other Student Loans $5,075 5%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Western New Mexico University, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $36,036. The loan balance of $36,036 is a four year multiple of the $9,009 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 $344 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 2.75%.

Example Loan $36,036
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $343.82
Total Interest Paid $5,222.78
Sum of All Loan Payments $41,258.78

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
Year New Mexico Residents Non Residents
1 $23,252 $30,235
2 $24,094 $31,330
3 $24,966 $32,464
4 $25,870 $33,639

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Western New Mexico University to be $93,008 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 3.6% 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 Western New Mexico University
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
New Mexico Residents $184 $552 $736
Out of State Residents $262 $786 $1,048

Estimated cost for a class at Western New Mexico 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 Western New Mexico University versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Western New Mexico University 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=188304 IPEDS survey data for Western New Mexico University.