Regular employees working 20 hours (.5 FTE) or more per week are eligible to take advantage of the reduced tuition program that is available for their dependents. Biological/adopted children, and legally dependent stepchildren under age 25 of regular employees and official NMSU retirees who are New Mexico residents, are eligible to participate for up to 18 credit hours. For information on dependent children of Retirees please go to our page for Retirees.
This program includes a special tuition rate, which is one-half of the normal tuition rate. A student enrolled in more than 18 credit hours will be charged the normal overload rate per hour for any credits over 18.
Employees complete a request for tuition waiver through MyNMSU each semester this benefit is to be used. Online submission is available each session 10 calendar days prior to the start of classes. The deadline for submission is August 1st for Summer, November 1st for Fall and April 1st for Spring. Students awarded the Lottery Scholarship will not be eligible for this benefit.
Students must be enrolled in undergraduate courses on the main campus or any one of the community colleges. Courses eligible for a grade will be counted; audited courses and challenged credits will be excluded. If a student is enrolled at both the main campus and a branch campus community college the tuition will be pro-rated.
Student status will be verified as part of the registration and payment process. The student’s status and the employee’s employment status on the NMSU census date (third Friday of the semester or last day to add or register for summer session courses) will determine eligibility. A student who drops courses before the census date will no longer be eligible and the charges will be recalculated. The same will apply if the employee’s status changes before the census date. Students who turn the age of 25 or marry before the census date will not be eligible for this benefit.
The Financial Aid Office will be informed of a student’s participation in this program. A reduction of the student’s financial aid package may result from the reduced tuition. Information on the possible effect of this program on the student’s financial package should be obtained from the student’s Financial Aid Advisor.
It has been determined that this benefit under the pilot program will not be taxable to the employee at the present time.