New Mexico Junior College


Cares Act

CARES Emergency Funds RequestCares Act

New Mexico Junior College has received federal funding from the CARES Act, which is intended to help with student expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19. These funds are intended to assist students in these areas:

  •  Food
  •  Housing
  •  Course Materials
  •  Technology
  •  Health Care
  •  Childcare Expenses
  •  Other Expenses (Expenses that do not fit any of the above)


Application for Funds

In order to access these funds, you must complete this application.  NMJC will review your application and process your request as soon as possible. 

After your application is received, you will be contacted within 7 days at your NMJC email address to either notify you of your application approval/denial or ask for more information. 

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Per the U.S. Department of Education, international, dual credit, non-U.S.-citizen students and students not enrolled, or enrolled exclusively in online courses on March 13, 2020, are not eligible for CARES Act funding

Due to limited funding and regulations, only Title IV qualifying students (those who are eligible for federal aid such as grants, work-study, and direct loans) will receive funds from this program. (If you have not already done so,  you can complete the 19-20 FAFSA here. )

In addition, the following criteria will need to be met:

  • You must have been enrolled in at least one NMJC Spring 2020 face-to-face class on March 13.
  • You must not be on Financial Aid suspension.



For this first round of funding, each student will be allowed to receive a maximum of $1000.


Questions regarding the CARES act funding at NMJC can be directed to or 575.392.5172


See the report of Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund grants to students