Scholarships, Finances and Fees

Please note: Updates to fees and scholarships will be published as they become available.

Q: Will I lose my scholarship if all my classes are online?
A: No, your scholarship will continue as long as you meet all the requirements stipulated by the scholarship.

Q: If I take a semester off because I would rather have an in-person class that an online one, can I put a hold on my lottery scholarship?
A: No, the Legislative Lottery Scholarship must be utilized in consecutive semesters. However, a leave of absence may be requested if there are mitigating circumstances, such as for cooperative education, military obligations, participation in a study abroad program through the home institution, or other exceptional mitigating circumstances.  Sufficient documentation to justify the leave of absence will be required by the Financial Aid and Scholarships office.

Q: Will I lose my scholarship if my classes go online-only?
A: Institutional financial aid is not affected by whether you attend classes online/zoom or in person, but rules about minimum credit hours, etc. still apply. Susan Chavez (srchavez@nmhu.edu) in our Financial Aid office can assist with questions.

Q: What other scholarship help can I get?
A: Additional financial assistance is also available through the Dean Ray Farmer Fund at the NMHU Foundation. The Farmer Fund supports up to $500 toward living expenses during the pandemic, subject to certain rules and criteria. If you are interested in the Farmer Fund, please email Dr. Terri Law at tlaw@nmhu.edu for more information.

Please also be aware that you can apply for Foundation scholarships through awardspring at https://www.nmhu.edu/financial-aid/scholarships/.

In addition to the Farmer Fund, emergency financial assistance is also available through the Student Emergency Fund. Please contact Michelle Bencomo at Michelle@nmhu.edu.