Incentives for New Mexico Residents

Adams State University is determined to make the Grizzly experience as affordable to New Mexico as it is to Colorado.

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  1. All admitted New Mexico residents are eligible for the New Mexico Reciprocity Tuition Program. (On-campus students only.)

    This program allows New Mexico residents to pay tuition equivalent to the in-state resident rate, an annual savings of over $10,000 per year.

    To qualify, students must (1) be a US citizen or permanent resident, (2) graduate from a New Mexico high school, and (3) have attended a New Mexico high school for at least three consecutive years. Reciprocity tuition is renewable for four years by maintaining .Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).

  2. The Grizzly Partner Scholarship is a housing incentive for residents of the San Luis Valley and the bordering New Mexico counties of Rio Arriba, Mora, and Taos. The incentive currently provides $3,200 per year for a student's first two years on-campus. Students must be admitted for the Fall semester and no separate application is required.

  3. Automatic Merit-based Scholarships.

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