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Tuition & Financial Aid

Affording college can be intimidating, but New Mexico Highlands University believes everyone should have access to high-quality learning opportunities. Our programs have been consistently recognized for both affordability and value.

We want to ensure you receive a return on your educational investment by preparing you for a successful future and meaningful career. We have competitive tuition rates, accept federal student aid and U.S. military benefits and offer scholarships to help fund your studies.

Find more details about tuition and fees below, or fill out the form, and our team will contact you to review options.

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Explore Program Tuition Rates

Review the costs for each program at New Mexico Highlands University.

Note: All rates are subject to change.

Program NameCreditsCost per CreditTotal Tuition*
RN to BSN32$325$10,400
BA in Organizational Leadership in Public Safety45$325$14,625
BAS in General Business60$325$19,500
Master of Business Administration (MBA)36$525$18,900
Master of Social Work (MSW)63$525$33,075

*Estimated cost, not including fees or transfer credits.

Financial Aid

At New Mexico Highlands University, we are committed to making your online education affordable. We work with you to explore all of your options for paying for school and offer competitive tuition rates along with generous transfer credit policies.


Many students qualify for federal loans and grants. Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible to find out if you do. You will be asked for our school code, which is 002653.


There are many options for loans offered through the FAFSA and private institutions. The right loan for you depends on your unique situation. We’re here to help you explore options.


We offer a number of alumni scholarships and will also direct you to scholarships outside of the university for which you could qualify. Anyone who is a resident of New Mexico may qualify for New Mexico Opportunity Scholarship.

Military Benefits

Military students qualify for in-state tuition rates and various grants and scholarships. Reach out to make sure you’ve made the most of all of your military benefits to pay for school.

New Mexico Opportunity Scholarship

The following scholarship is only available to New Mexico residents. Students that are interested must be the following requirements:

  • Recent graduate learner or a returning student learner
  • Enrolled in a training certificate, associate or bachelor’s degree program
  • If pursuing an associate degree, students are eligible to receive the scholarship for the first associate degree or completion of 90 credit hours. If pursuing a bachelor’s degree, students are eligible to receive the scholarship up to the first bachelor’s degree or 160 credits hours
  • Enrolled for a minimum of 6 credit hours, but no more than 18 credit hours for the fall or spring semester
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher beginning with their first semester receiving the Opportunity Scholarship
  • FAFSA is encouraged, but not required

Employer Tuition Reimbursement

Many employers offer tuition reimbursement, encouraging their employees to advance their careers and gain vital skills. Highlands University will work directly with your employer if they support funding your education.

Reach out to us at 855-985-0689 or online if you have any questions about the process for employer-sponsored learning.

Four Ways an Online Degree Benefits You and Your Employer

1. You’ll grow as a leader.

Education ensures that leaders have the right skills to step up and positively impact their organizations.

2. You’ll gain a multicultural perspective.

Highlands University is diverse and offers students access to ideas and perspectives that can benefit their employers.

3. Our programs provide flexibility.

The flexibility of our programs ensures that students are able to pursue higher education while still excelling in the workplace.

4. You’ll graduate quickly.

Our programs are efficient. Students graduate quickly, ready to apply their education to the organizations for which they work.

Tuition Calculator

Are you looking to estimate your total out-of-pocket cost, including tuition and financial aid? Our tuition calculator can help.**

At New Mexico Highlands, we’re committed to offering affordable, accessible, and high-quality online degree programs. We also believe in transparency, avoiding hidden costs whenever possible.

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**The Tuition Calculator is based on programmatic information provided by New Mexico Highlands University and information you provide. All financial calculations should be taken as potential estimations and not actuals. These figures do not include additional fees and expenses (e.g., textbooks, technology fees, supplies, etc.). The use of this calculator is not an application for admission or financial aid. Please consult with an admissions team member to get a more accurate sense of total tuition or request additional information.