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 National Guard an opportunity to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree or below. STA will pay up to 100% per semester towards the cost of tuition and distance learning fees (only) during the fiscal year (July 1 – June 30). STA applies to students pursuing their first bachelor’s degree or below (no second equivalent allowed). STA is paid directly to the school and is invoiced after the Last Day to Drop a Class. Army National Guards who have not completed one year of service to be eligible for Federal TA may apply for State TA. However, members must exhaust their Federal TA before they will be awarded State TA. For invoice questions, contact University Accounts Receivable at thirdparty@nmsu.edu. PDF form: NMNGTSP – STA Application

State Tuition Assistance Deadlines:

Fall Semester – August 1st
Spring Semester – December 15th
Summer Semester – May 15th

Please send the following documents (to the email address listed below):

*Fillable 2171-R State Tuition Assistance application can be accepted via email as an original document (mail/hand deliver is not needed) as long as ALL of the signatures on the document are digitally signed with the users CAC ONLY.

NOTE: If you submit the NMNGTSP–STA Application after the deadline, in addition to the above required documents, you must also submit an Exception to Policy (ETP) Waivers. Please follow the ETP Waivers (Appendix D and Appendix E) Templates for assistance. The Unit Commander must endorse the request for an ETP (Appendix E) before AGONMJC Form 2171-R is submitted to the ESO. ETPs will be considered on a case by case basis. All ETPs must be submitted within 30 days from the start date of the course for which the ETP is being applied.

You MUST then mail or hand deliver the following ORIGINAL documents (to the address below):
  • AGONMJC Form 2171-R
  • Statement of Understanding (SOU)

In order to be approved and receive funding, the applying member must mail, hand deliver, or email, a copy of previous semester grades within 30 days of course completion (no exceptions) to:

Army National Guard Air National Guard
Department of Military Affairs Air Education and Training Command
NMARNG-Education Office Kirtland Air Force Base
10 Bataan Blvd Office #346 2251 Air Guard Rd SE
Santa Fe, NM 87508 Albuquerque, NM 87117
SPC Mark Lopez TSgt Holly Bayly
505-474-1354 505-846-7399
mark.c.lopez7.mil@mail.mil holly.bayly@us.af.mil
SPC Xavier Romero SMSgt Renee Oswald
505-474-1384 505-853-7695
xavier.l.romero.mil@mail.mil renee.oswald.3@us.af.mil

You must read and understand AGONM Joint Circular 621-5, dated 01 October 2014, as required in the Statement of Understanding (SOU).  This circular describes National Guard policies, requirements and procedures for the New Mexico National Guard Tuition Scholarship Program (NMNGTSP).