Transfer Student Information

  Resident* Nonresident*
Tuition and Fees $7,810 $24,919
Residence Hall $5,000 $5,000
Dining Membership $3,902 $3,902
Books and Supplies $1,240 $1,240
Total $17,952  $35,061
*These are estimated expenses for a typical freshman based on 15 credits for the academic year. Costs for transfer students or upperclassmen may vary.


†Prices vary depending on residence hall. Cost is the rate for double occupancy for academic year.

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Financial Aid

Use NMSU’s Net Price Calculator can help you determine your scholarship eligibility, and your federal and state aid eligibility. Use NMSU’s FAFSA Code, 002657, and fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to see if you qualify.
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Engineering Transfer Policy

The following links below are for College of Engineering Students who may wish to take courses at other universities – make sure you understand the requirements of this process and have pre-approved permissions from the department head of your major:

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  1. NMSU Policy Manual Chapter 6, section 89, paragraph A. “The decision to award a student credit for work completed at another institution rests with the faculty.”
  2. NMSU main campus engineering majors may take core classes at other institutions of higher education to meet NMSU College of Engineering Departmental Core if the NMSU core course cannot accommodate any more eligible students.
  3. The following conditions and restrictions apply to any course not taken on the NMSU main campus.
    • The department must approve the course prior to enrollment (student to provide course syllabus and any other documentation to department head).
    • The course must be a class in a program that is accredited by an accreditation commission of ABET, Inc. and cannot be graded S/U
    • The course must be substantially the same as the equivalent NMSU class and the student must have satisfied all NMSU prerequisite requirements.
    • The student shall provide a corresponding course syllabus and any other documentation required.
    • If NMSU prerequisite requirements are not satisfied, credit will be denied regardless of a passing grade for the course at the other institution.
  1. In addition to 3 above, the following conditions apply to any on-line course not taken from the NMSU main campus.
    • Scheduled exams, if any, shall be proctored2.
    • If NMSU prerequisite requirements are not satisfied, credit will be denied regardless of a passing grade for the course at the other institution.

1Core requirements are defined as required departmental, discipline-related, courses within the major.

2The student may choose to have NMSU proctor Exams (

The following Articulation Agreements define which courses a student can take that will transfer into the ETSE programs

Civil Engineering Technology Agreement

Policy for engineering majors enrolling in courses at other institutions to meet College of Engineering Departmental Core Requirements1.

Electronics and Computers Engineering Technology Agreements

Mechanical Engineering Technology Agreements

Information Engineering Technology Agreements

Geomatics Agreement

Check out the NMSU Transfer Guides for more information!