Financial Aid for Junior College


Beginning with the SY 2017-2018 a change was made to allow filing your FAFSA earlier than ever by using your prior-prior-year (PPY) income and tax data. 

For example, instead of filing the 2020-2021 FAFSA on or after January 1, 2020 using income and tax data from 2019 federal income tax returns, families are now able to file the form on or after October 1, 2019 using income and tax data from 2018 federal income tax returns. Since most families will have already filed their 2018 federal income tax returns, more families will be able to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to simplify filing the FAFSA.  You will no longer have to wait until your current tax filing has been completed since the information now required will be from two years ago.

Note that this change in the start date for filing the FAFSA applies to both new and continuing students.

NMMI offers federal financial aid to all eligible college students.  Federal funds are limited by law to college students. The application priority date is May 1; assistance is awarded after this date depending on availability of funds. More information is available from Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  As a college student applying for aid you have rights and responsibilities.

Click here to view the Federal Financial Aid Programs available at NMMI.

Click here to view the requirements for Federal Aid participation.

NMMI participates in the Federal PLUS (Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students) Loan Program and also the Federal Stafford Student Loan Program.

Click here to view New Mexico State Aid Programs.

NMMI offers a variety of its own merit-based and need-based scholarships to qualified students. In addition, the Richard T. Knowles Legislative Scholarship Program awards one new scholarship per year to a resident from each legislative district in New Mexico.

There are two payment plans available: 1) The Cash Plan which requires payment of all tuition and fees plus uniforms and supplies prior to or at matriculation, or 2) the Deferred Payment Plan, where following an initial deposit and service fee, monthly payments are made.

Applications for federal financial aid are available from the NMMI Financial Aid Office or online at . Please contact us by e-mail: or phone: 1-800-421-5376 or FAX: (575) 624-8225.