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800.657.6260 (Toll Free)
Hours: Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM
Located in the Ben Alexander Center
Expenses & Financial Assistance
Students who live within the college’s district for at least 90 days immediately prior to the beginning of the semester for which they are registered are classified as residents of the district and are charged in-district tuition—if they meet in-state residency requirements. The college’s district is Lea County and includes the towns of Hobbs, Lovington, Tatum, Eunice, and Jal. For more information on residency, consult the section on Residency in the Admission section of this catalog.
Some classes have additional fees associated with the class.
Tuition is waived for students who are 55 years of age and older. However, fees are charged at the prevailing rate.
Students not receiving Title IV assistance, who find it necessary to withdraw or drop classes during the fall or spring semester, must follow the correct procedure to have their tuition and course fees refunded. Note the refund schedule is based on the first day of the semester and is not based on the initial class meeting for classes that do not meet on the first day of the semester.
All amounts owed to the College are payable in full to the NMJC Business Office or through the FACTS online payment solution no later than 48 hours after enrolling for classes. The following payment policy applies to all amounts including tuition and fees, housing, meal plans, bookstore charges, checks returned for insufficient funds, and charges for student violations or damages to NMJC property. Students have 48 hours to pay for classes in full or set up a payment plan through the FACTS program. If payment is not received, students are disenrolled.
To help students meet their education expenses, New Mexico Junior College is pleased to offer Nelnet as a convenient online payment option. Students who choose to use Nelnet may select installment plans that are spread over several months, depending on the length of the semester. They may choose to make payments from their checking or savings account or by Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover credit cards. In addition to the variety of choices available, the student also has the convenience of paying online as soon as he / she has registered. The only cost to budget monthly payments through Nelnet is a $25 per semester non-refundable Nelnet enrollment fee. If a student wishes to pay in full instead of creating a monthly payment, there is no additional fee charged.
This discretionary selection may be generated randomly, due to conflicting information or due to concerns that data may not be accurate or complete. The following policies and procedures for verifying information contained in a student aid application are implemented in accordance with federal regulations: 34 CFR 668.53 General Provisions, Federal Register 10/31/89 Vol. 54, No. 209, p.45997 “Policies and Procedures,” and the 2016-2017 Application and Verification Guide for Title IV Financial Aid Programs.
Deadlines—The time period within which a student shall provide documents
Verification documentation should be submitted no later than 60 days prior to the planned term of enrollment. Submitting the required documents by the due date mentioned facilitates the college’s ability to verify all information in a timely manner, ensures that financial aid packages and reconciliation of funds are accurate, and ensures that financial aid is posted to the student’s account in a timely manner. Failure to submit the required documentation (or submit it in a timely manner) will delay or eliminate the disbursement of federal, state, and institutional financial aid funds.
The Financial Aid Office will notify the student in writing if there is a need for further documentation to satisfy verification requirements. This notification will occur within two weeks of the initial review of submitted documentation by the Financial Aid Office. The student and/or parent(s) must respond within two weeks of the date of the notification. For information on the consequences of failing to provide the additional requested documentation, please refer to the Verification Policy section entitled “Loss of Aid Eligibility.”
Over payments of federal and state aid, if they occur, are resolved when NMJC makes subsequent adjustments to the student’s account. If, in the event that an adjustment cannot be made by NMJC to the student’s account, NMJC will refer the overpayment to the proper federal and/or state agency.
If required, financial need for the campus-based programs (FSEOG, FWS, and Federal Direct Loans) is calculated by determining the student’s cost of education and subtracting the expected family contribution (EFC). For a complete list of eligibility requirements, click on the Who Gets Aid tab at: www. studentaid.ed.gov
All students are encouraged to apply for federal financial aid programs.
Students cannot receive an SSIG, SEOG, or NMCAG simultaneously. The FAFSA is the only application needed to apply for these grants.
NMJC is fully certified by the state of New Mexico for VA Education Benefits (G.I. Bill). Most NMJC course offerings are approved and meet veteran’s educational assistance criteria under federal and state laws.
Tuition waivers are available for students who qualify for in-state tuition from out-of-state status under the various federal programs (Chapter 30 & 33) and state legislative action. For specific information, contact the VA Registrar.
VA benefits for qualified students are computed on full-time or part-time academic status. Full-time students are those who maintain twelve (12) or more credit hours during a regular semester. Students enrolled for nine (9) to eleven (11) semester credit hours during a regular semester are considered 3/4-time students; students enrolled in six (6) to eight (8) semester credit hours during a regular semester are considered 1/2-time students; students enrolled in one (1) to five (5) semester credit hours are considered 1/4-time students. During summer sessions, students enrolled in four (4) or more semester hours are considered full-time; students enrolled in three (3) semester hours are considered 3/4-time students; and students enrolled in two (2) semester hours are considered 1/2-time students.
Along with the application for Program of Education or Training, the student must include certified copies of discharge (DD-214) and, when applicable, original marriage license and birth certificates of children claimed as dependents. As with other NMJC students, veterans who receive educational benefits through the VA are expected to perform at an acceptable academic level and attend each class session. Each semester, the faculty is made aware of veterans receiving education benefits. A student who does not satisfy faculty standards of attendance or course performance may be dropped from the class by the professor. When a veteran’s course load changes, the VA will be informed immediately of the status change. The veteran will then be held liable for any over payment. Veterans are encouraged to take advantage of the available college counseling services. Each veteran is assigned a faculty advisor who provides guidance relative to program planning, scheduling, and other areas of academic progress. The services of a professional counselor are also available to the veteran through the college counseling office. The veteran who is experiencing academic difficulty is expected to take advantage of these services. For further information, visit or call the veterans assistance personnel in the Registrar’s Office. Information about VA Education benefits in general can be found at the VA website, www.gibill.va.gov or by calling 8-888-GI-BILL-1
The Office of Financial Aid of New Mexico Junior College (NMJC) administers student financial aid programs from federal and state sources. The U.S. Department of Education (DOE) requires schools to develop and implement policies by which academic progress is evaluated and monitored for all students, even those who did not receive financial aid in prior terms of enrollment.
Students must meet Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements to receive federal Title IV aid that includes Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Federal Work Study, and Federal Direct Education Loans (Stafford and Parent PLUS). NMJC also applies the SAP requirements to monitor eligibility for state aid such as Student Incentive Grant, Lottery Scholarship, New Mexico Work Study, College Affordability Grant, Legislative Endowment, and New Mexico Scholars.
This policy describes the Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements and is in addition to and operates separately from the Academic Satisfactory Progress requirements for each academic program and department/division.
|Student Classification||Required Minimum Cumulative GPA for Program|
|Freshman 0-29 credit hours earned||2.0|
|Sophomore 30 plus hours earned||2.0|
|Degree Program||Maximum Hours|
|Associate of Arts (60 hour program)||90|
|Associate of Science (60 hour program)||90|
|Associate of Applied Science (60 hour program)||90|
|Associate of Applied Science in Nursing (71 hour program)||110|
|Associate of Applied Science in Automotive Technology (88 hour program)||132|