Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees are payable as indicated in the NMJC calendar published in the NMJC Catalog and NMJC Schedule of Classes. Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice by the NMJC Board.

Tuition is charged according to a student’s residency status (tuition classification) and the number of hours enrolled. Some courses may require additional fees. Courses taken through distance learning require an additional fee.

2018 - 2019 Tuition Rates

NMJC in-district resident tuition

  • Maximum cost for twelve (12) hours or more per semester: $456.00
  • Cost per hour for one through twelve hours per semester: $38.00

New Mexico out-of-district resident tuition

  • Maximum cost for twelve (12) hours or more per semester: $684.00
  • Cost per hour for one through twelve hours per semester: $57.00

Out-of-state resident tuition

  • Maximum cost for twelve (12) hours or more per semester: $828.00
  • Cost per hour for one through twelve hours per semester: $69.00

Special Fees

Additional class schedule copies$1.00
Dishonored check charge$25.00
General usage fee$18.00 per credit hour
Housing and meal plansContact the Student Life Office
Internet courses$40.00
Interactive television course (ITV)$40.00
Late registration$25.00
Transcript fee$5.00

Course, Lab, Testing, and Other Fees

Lab and course fees may be added to certain classes. In addition, testing fees may apply for certain programs.

Auditing a Course

Students who audit courses (those who enroll in classes for no credit) will pay the same tuition and fees as those students taking the classes for credit.

Senior Citizens

In-district seniors (Lea County Residents 55 years of age and older) - Tuition is waived, however the appropriate fees will be charged.

Out-of-district seniors (65 & older) - Tuition of $5.00 per credit hour for the first six hours will be charged and all fees will apply. Hours over six will be charged the regular rate. 

Out-of-state senior (55 & older) - Tuition and fees will be charged the normal rates with no discount. 

Payment Policy

All amounts owed to the College are payable within 48 hours to the NMJC business office or through the Nelnet online payment solution. This 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. 

In the case of an “insufficient funds” check, the student must remit full payment of the check amount plus a $25 service charge. The failure of the student to make the payment shall result in possible prosecution as provided under the New Mexico Worthless Check Act.

FUTURE ENROLLMENT WILL BE DISALLOWED AND OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS WILL NOT BE ISSUED UNTIL ALL AMOUNTS OWED BY THE STUDENT ARE PAID IN FULL.