New Mexico Veterans’ Benefits

In addition to federal programs such as the GI Bill, there are veterans benefits programs provided by the states.  The following are the New Mexico veterans’ benefits programs for education in 2018.

Children of Deceased Veterans

Children between the ages of 16-26 whose veteran parent was killed in action or died as a result of their wounds incurred in battle, qualify for a full tuition waiver at any state funded post-secondary school. A $150 stipend, per semester, will be issued to help with books or fees.

Vietnam Veteran Scholarship

Veterans who have been residents of New Mexico for a minimum of 10 years, served in Vietnam, and were issued the Vietnam Campaign or Service Medal are eligible. The Vietnam Veteran Scholarship will pay full tuition and books at any state funded post-secondary school.

Wartime Veteran Scholarship Fund

For any veteran who served in combat since 1990 and who has exhausted all their GI Bill. The scholarship pays the full cost of tuition and books at any state school.- see clauses

New Mexico National Guard Tuition Scholarship

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 fees during the fiscal year (July 1 – June 30). STA applies to students pursuing their first bachelor’s degree or below (no second equivalent or certificate level is allowed). STA is paid directly to the school and is invoiced after the Last Day to Drop a Class. Army National Guard yearly cap is $4,000 and Air National Guard yearly cap is $8,000 cap.


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For more information regarding New Mexico veterans’ benefits, please visit – New Mexico Department of Veterans Services


Related state military and veteran information:

State Veterans’ Benefits – By State

New Mexico BAH Rates

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