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Experience NMSU at discounted tuition rates

We have many scholarships and discounts that will reduce tuition to in-state rates with no application needed, so you can experience a world-class education without breaking the bank. We award more than $100 million annually in scholarships, grants, work-study funds and loans to help you pay for school.

We're out-of-state, but close to home

NMSU consistently provides one of the best educational values in the country. Plus, our Las Cruces campus is less than a day’s drive away! With nearly 100 undergraduate programs and 200+ campus clubs and organizations, NMSU offers countless opportunities to enhance your college experience and create lifelong connections. Eligible first-time college students and transfer students from Arizona have the opportunity to receive a top-tier education close to home at the cost of in-state tuition.

Admission Requirements

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Freshman Requirements

Students who meet the minimum high school requirements of the state from which they receive a high school diploma, must meet ONE of the following criteria in order to be admitted:

  • Cumulative high school GPA of 2.75
  • ACT composite score of 21 or SAT score of 1060
  • Ranked in the top 20 percent of their graduating class

Transfer Requirements

Transfer students must meet ALL of the following criteria in order to be admitted:

  • Application for admission and official college transcripts or e-transcripts must be mailed directly from each college or university attended
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • 30 completed credit hours*
  • Must be eligible to return to your last college or university

*Students with fewer than 30 completed college credit hours must fulfill the freshman admission requirements and have a cumulative GPA of 2.5.

Scholarship Opportunities

Arizona Out-of-State Tuition Discount

Am I eligible? 

Students who live in Arizona may qualify for in-state tuition rates. No application is required and opportunities to renew are available.

Are there any additional scholarships available? 

Yes, we have several scholarships and discount opportunities for out-of-state residents. Visit admissions.nmsu.edu/scholarships to learn about eligibility requirements, deadlines and opportunities to renew.

Arizona Residents

2023-2024 Academic Year Budget

Tuition and Fees * $26,784
Tuition Discount ** $18,326
Your Tuition Rate $8,458
Residence Hall  $4,780 - $6,768
Meal Plan  $4,970 - $5,520
Books and Supplies $1,240
Total $19,448 - $21,986
Flat rate for 15 or more credits per semester. 
** Eligible Arizona residents receive a discount toward reducing non-resident tuition. 

† Prices depend on choice of double-occupancy in a first-year residence hall.
‡ Prices depend on meal plan choices available to first-year students.

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