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State Tuition Assistance (STA)

New Mexico National Guard Tuition Scholarship Program (NMNGTSP) also referred to as State Tuition Assistance (STA)

The scholarship provides eligible members of the New Mexico Army National Guard an opportunity to pursue and complete up to a bachelor’s degree. However, members must exhaust their Federal TA before they will be awarded State TA. STA will pay up to 100% of the actual cost of tuition (no fees) not to exceed $250 per semester hour during the fiscal year (July 1 – June 30) with a limit of $4,500. STA will pay for up to 130 semester hours and is authorized for one certificate or diploma. Soldiers cannot use STA for a second equivalent or lower degree, i.e., no second bachelor’s. STA is paid directly to the school and is invoiced after the Last Day to Drop a Class. For billing and invoice questions, please contact University Accounts Receivable at (575) 646-7080.

State Tuition Assistance Deadlines:
Fall – August 1st
Spring – December 15th
Summer – May 15th

Please send the following documents by email to Mr. Richard Bryant (email listed below):

  • AGONMJC 2171-R NMAGTSP Application (Appendix A)
  • Statement of Understanding (SOU) Appendix B
  • Degree Plan (DP)
  • Concise Student Schedule – available in your myNMSU account
  • Registration Fee Assessment – available in your myNMSU account

 You MUST then mail or hand-deliver the following ORIGINAL documents:

  • AGONMJC 2171-R NMAGTSP Application (Appendix A)
  • Statement of Understanding (SOU) Appendix B

In order to continue to receive STA funding, the applying member must mail, hand deliver, or email, a copy of previous semester grades (i.e. official and/or unofficial transcript) within 30 days of course completion (no exceptions) to:

Department of Military Affairs
Education Office
10 Bataan Blvd Rm# 436
Santa Fe, NM 87508

You must read and understand AGONM Joint Circular 621-5, dated 17 December 2012, as required in the Statement of Understanding (SOU).  This circular describes National Guard policies, requirements and procedures for the New Mexico National Guard’s Tuition Scholarship Program (NMNGTSP) or State Tuition Assistance (STA). For questions concerning the STA application, contact Mr. Richard Bryant directly.