Costs, Payments and Financial Assistance

Tuition, fees and related costs

Scholarships and funding sources

  • The International Alumni Scholarship waives non-resident tuition to resident tuition (approximately 70% reduction on regular tuition and fees), plus a small stipend (cash award) each semester. The award is based on applicant’s GPA (grade point average) and TOEFL scores. It is only awarded to new incoming students, is renewable  for a maximum of 8 semesters and is subject to GPA requirements. It requires an application, see the award criteria and application.
  • The International Out-of-State Tuition Waiver Scholarship is similar to the International Alumni Scholarship, but does not award a stipend. No application is necessary, all incoming admitted international students are considered. It is also based upon GPA and TOEFL scores. See the eligibility criteria.
  • Graduate assistantships are working positions usually in one’s field of study in the form of a teaching or research position. If interested, applicants should contact the academic department directly to inquire.
  • NMSU Student Employment Service offers on-campus employment on a part-time basis. To find suitable positions, students use the on-line campus employment webpages to register and apply for jobs. International students can only apply for regular on-campus student employment, and are not eligible for work-study positions. Employment is limited to 20 hours per week during the fall and spring semesters.
  • NMSU International & Border Programs: ISSS
  • (575) 646-2834
  • Garcia Annex, Room 246
  • MSC 3567 / P.O. Box 30001, Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001