El Paso Resident Tuition
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El Paso Resident Tuition

You can pay resident tuition while attending NMSU's main campus if you:

  • are a permanent Texas resident AND
  • live in Texas within a 135 mile radius of NMSU's main campus AND live in Texas within a 135 mile radius of NMSU's main campus AND live in Texas within a 135 mile radius of NMSU's main campus AND live in Texas within a 135 mile radius of NMSU's main campus AND
  • are a U.S. citizen (or a legal resident) AND
  • have been admitted to NMSU-main campus AND
    1. are an entering freshmen with a cumulative high school gpa of 3.00 or an ACT composite score of 21 (SAT=970) OR
    2. are a transfer student with a cumulative college gpa of 2.25 or higher OR
    3. are a graduate student with a cumulative college gpa of 3.00.

How to apply

New Students: Once you have been admitted, your admissions application will be used to verify your eligibility for this program.

Currently Enrolled NMSU Students: Contact the NMSU Registrar's Office at (505) 646-3412. An application form is required to verify your eligibility for the program.

Please note

  • This program is not available at NMSU's branch Campuses.
  • At NMSU, students who qualify for this program will remain classified as a NON RESIDENT (Texas) but will be charged RESIDENT tuition fees.
  • Once on the program, a 2.50 semester gpa will be required to retain the scholarship.
  • An appeals process is in place for those with extenuating circumstances.

For more information

For more information, new undergraduate students should contact:

Office of Admissions
Box 30001, MSC 3A
New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, NM 88003
1-800-662-6678 or (505) 646-3121 (call collect)

New graduate students should contact:

Graduate School
Box 30001, MSC 3G
New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, NM 88003
(505) 646-2736