Serving Those Who ServeNew Mexico State University is dedicated to providing exceptional education services to military students.
- NMSU Military and Veterans Programs
- NMSU Office of the Registrar
- NMSU Prospective Students
- Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
- U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
- For more information, visit the NMSU Office of Veterans Programs in Garcia Annex, Room 141.
NMSU is a military-friendly university, system-wide. As an institutional member of the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) Consortium and a Letter of Instruction (LOI) school, NMSU in Las Cruces and its two-year college campuses in Alamogordo, Carlsbad, Doña Ana and Grants are committed to assisting the women and men of the armed services and their dependents pursue their goals in higher education by offering:
- Affordable, in-state tuition rates for military personnel and military families at regional military installations
- Easily transferable credits that count toward degrees at NMSU
- University participation in GoArmyEd
- Courses taught online and at locations on and near NM military installations
- A tradition of quality education
Admission and Registration
Soldiers must be admitted to NMSU to register for classes. To apply, visit NMSU Prospective Students - Apply Online.
We recommend that soldiers admitted to NMSU first register for courses using the MyNMSU registration process. Students should then select Tuition Assistance (TA) eligible courses through the GoArmyEd system. Students must report courses using the GoArmyEd portal to be eligible for Tuition Assistance.
Resident tuition is available to non-resident members of the United States Armed Forces and their spouses and dependents while the servicemember is on active-duty and stationed at a regional military installation. A tuition waiver must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar by the census date for reduced tuition.
Degree Maps/Student Agreement (SA)
Soldiers choosing NMSU as their host school in GoArmyEd must have an approved institutional academic degree plan for their chosen major on file in GoArmyEd in order to register and receive TA. This degree plan is referred to as the student agreement (SA) and is posted to the student's e-file after completing six semester hours. Even if NMSU is not the student's home school, TA will be authorized for any academic classes taken at NMSU that are in the student's agreement or approved by the student's education center counselor.
Soldiers wishing to change their home college must make the request through their education center and have it approved by the Army education center.
Class Drop or Withdrawal
If you need to drop a class, you must process your drop in both GoArmyEd and the NMSU systems in accordance with institutional policies and procedures. It is the soldier's responsibility to drop and/or withdraw from a class through the GoArmyEd portal. It is also the student's responsibility to contact the school about dropping and/or withdrawing from a class as directed in the Statement of Understanding (SOU). A class withdrawal occurs when the soldier initiates a withdrawal after a financial obligation has been incurred with the school. The refund schedule (e.g., the amount of the refund for which the soldier is eligible) is dependent on how long it takes the soldier to withdraw from the class after the school's drop date.
Because the soldier may be required to repay the Army for the cost of a dropped class, the soldier should talk to the college advisor or instructor prior to dropping a class.
TA can also be supplemented by U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs education benefits. Contact the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs at 888 442-4551 or by fax at 918 781-7863 for information on eligibility. Students deemed eligible for U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs education benefits can visit nmsu.edu/va for additional information on certification.
Visit your education center for assistance with GoArmyEd's Common Application, Statement of Understanding, Degree Plan and Class Enrollments.
Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC)
NMSU is a member of the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) Consortium of approximately 1,900 colleges and universities. SOC Consortium members subscribe to principles and criteria to ensure that quality academic programs are available to servicemembers, including members of the National Guard and Coast Guard, their family members, reservists, and veterans of all Services. As a SOC Consortium member, this institution ensures that military students share in appropriately accredited postsecondary educational opportunities available to other citizens. Flexibility of programs and procedures, particularly in admissions, counseling, credit transfer, course articulations, recognition of non-traditional learning experiences, scheduling, course format, and residency requirements are provided to enhance access of servicemembers and their family members to higher education programs.
Army/ACE Registry Transcript System
NMSU has partnered with the American Council on Education (ACE) military programs. This provides a collaborative link between the U.S. Department of Defense and higher education to review military training and experiences and award equivalent college credits for members of the Armed Forces. Active duty soldiers can earn college credits for skills and knowledge acquired in the Army and may obtain an associate, bachelors or masters degree from NMSU even though their military requirements may necessitate frequent relocations and deployments. Soldiers selecting NMSU as their home college should contact the Army/ACE Registry Transcript System (AARTS) to have their AARTS transcript sent to the NMSU Office of Admissions for evaluation as part of their degree plan.