Student Loans/Scholarships

New Mexico National Guard Student Loans Scholarships

Student Loan Repayment Program

The New Mexico National Guard values higher education and offers many forms of assistance to help you while you serve. The Student Loan Repayment Program (SLRP) is available to Soldiers and officer candidates (09S) who have one or more qualifying and disbursed Title IV federal loan(s). New Mexico National Guard Student Loans Scholarships is just one of many reasons to Join the Guard today!

Loans must be listed on the Department of Education National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) aid summary website.
Federal Parent Loans for Undergraduate Students (PLUS) in the name of anyone other than the Soldier applying for the SLRP program are not eligible for repayment.
State and private loans are not eligible for repayment under the SLRP.

This information will help you understand the basic benefits and requirements of the SLRP. Contact your recruiter, state point of contact, officer strength manager or education services officer if you need more details or have questions about how to enroll.

New Mexico National Guard Student Loans Scholarships

The New Mexico National Guard provides State Tuition Assistance to its members.

The New Mexico National Guard has your back if you to go for that Bachelor's degree! When you serve in the New Mexico National Guard, you may qualify for the New Mexico National Guard Tuition Scholarship Program, also known as the State Tuition Assistance Program. The STA program pays up to $4,000 directly to a university in New Mexico.

Some New Mexico universities offer tuition assistance to your spouse or children if they pursue a degree in New Mexico, or they might waive the residency requirement. These military assistance programs help lower college costs while you serve.

Ask your recruiter about tuition assistance programs for you and your family.

ROTC Program

Do you see a future career as an officer? You can achieve that goal by entering the Reserve Officer Training Corps, or ROTC, while you go to college and serve as an enlisted soldier in the National Guard.

ROTC offers up to full two-year, three-year and four-year scholarships at five different New Mexico universities to students pursuing eligible four-year degrees and then receiving a reserve officer commission upon graduation. ROTC cadets also receive a monthly stipend in addition to their National Guard pay.

Joining ROTC gives you several options to become an officer, so talk with your New Mexico National Guard recruiter about how to become a cadet.

State Education Benefits

State universities understand the challenges of working, attending classes, spending time with your family, and serving in the National Guard. Three four-year degree universities in New Mexico are designated as Military Friendly® for soldiers and spouses, offering flexible solutions to save on tuition costs and attend classes online to avoid long commutes.

Your future will include a few very busy weekends, but the investment of your time might result in the education that you really want! Talk with your recruiter about your education plans and the available benefits from the New Mexico National Guard.

View our benefits page for to learn more about New Mexico National Guard benefits.