You have made an important decision to continue your education. Getting Financial Aid will help you reach your goal. To begin the financial aid process, you must first determine which category applies to you.
Go to the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs website for information on how to get started. After you know your category, you’ll proceed to the SFCC financial aid office for specific information about In-State Tuition for all Veterans.
The following is a list of scholarship programs that you may also qualify to receive.
- New Mexico Lottery Scholarship
- New Mexico Vietnam Veterans Scholarship Application Form
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.
- Scholarship for 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.
- The Pat Tillman Foundation Military Scholarships
- VA Mortgage Center Scholarships
- AFCEA Educational Foundation
- VFW Military Family Scholarship
- City of Santa Fe/SFCC Foundation Scholarship for Veterans and Their Dependents
Section 103 of Public Law (PL) 115-407, ‘Veterans Benefits and Transition Act of 2018,’ amends Title 38 US Code 3679 by adding a new subsection (e) that requires disapproval of courses of education, beginning August 1, 2019, at any educational institution that does not have a policy in place that will allow an individual to attend or participate in a course of education, pending VA payment, providing the individual submits a certificate of eligibility for entitlement to educational assistance under Chapter 31 or 33.
In accordance with Title 38 US Code 3679(e), New Mexico State University adopts the following additional provisions for any students using U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Post-9/11 G.I. Bill®️ (Ch. 33) or Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment (Ch. 31) benefits, while payment to the institution is pending from VA. New Mexico State University will not:
Prevent the student’s enrollment;
Assess a late penalty fee to the student;
Require the student to secure alternative or additional funding;
Deny the student access to any resources (access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities) available to other students who have satisfied their tuition and fee bills to the institution.
However, to qualify for this provision, such students may be required to:
Produce the VA Certificate of Eligibility (COE) by the first day of class;
Provide a written request to be certified;
Provide additional information needed to properly certify the enrollment as described in other institutional policies
GI Bill®️ is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
To learn more about Financial Aid at SFCC, go to our Financial Aid web pages.