Undocumented Students and Financial Aid

Can undocumented students receive Financial Aid?

Yes, undocumented students qualify for state and institutional financial aid. For more information regarding the application process, please contact the financial aid office.

What is Senate Bill 582?

New Mexico State Bill 582 (SB 582), passed by the legislature in 2005, states that “A public post-secondary education institution shall not deny admission to a student on account of the student’s immigration status.” SB 582 also allows ENMU-Roswell to administer State financial aid to undocumented students. Additionally, SB 582 grants in-state tuition rates for students “who have attended a secondary educational institution in New Mexico for at least one year and who have either graduated from a New Mexico High School or received a general educational development certificate in New Mexico.”

What Financial Aid are undocumented students eligible for?

State Aid

Undocumented students attending ENMU-Roswell are eligible for the Legislative Lottery Scholarship. More information regarding this scholarship is available on our Scholarships webpage.

Institutional Aid

Undocumented students attending ENMU-Roswell may be eligible for the following Institutional Scholarships:

  • Presidential Scholarship
  • Cougar Scholarship
  • ENMU-Roswell Foundation – Maria de Los Angeles Gonzalez

More information regarding these scholarships and their respective eligibility criteria is available on our Scholarships webpage.

Outside Aid

Undocumented students attending ENMU-Roswell may be eligible for the following Outside Aid:

  • Central Valley Electric Education Foundation Scholarship
  • Cowboy Bell Scholarship
  • Eastern New Mexico Medical Center Auxiliary Scholarship

More information regarding these scholarships and their respective eligibility criteria is available on our Scholarships webpage.

In addition, the following website offers scholarships for students who are “Deferred Action,” also known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students or “Dreamers.” The website is www.thedream.us

Financial Aid Office

56 University Blvd., Roswell, NM 88203 – 575-624-7400 – financial.aid@roswell.enmu.edu