Key Facts

Published Cost of Attendance 2019-20 Academic Year
Non-Resident Tuition & Fees: $38,242
Resident Tuition & Fees:$17,714
Cost of Living: Location: Albuquerque, NM Includes books and living expenses $17,070

The average rate of increase for resident tuition & fees at University of New Mexico over the last 5 years is 1.81% per year.

The average rate of increase for non-resident tuition & fees at University of New Mexico over the last 5 years is 2.11% per year.

21%
Paid Full Price In 2019-20

Discounts For The 79%

$1k 25th Percentile
$4.4k 50th Percentile
$8.6k 75th Percentile

A 50th percentile discount (scholarship) of $4.4k means that half of the full-time students with a discount paid at least $4,400 less than full price (off resident tuition for residents).

0% of 2019 1L's had their scholarship reduced or eliminated after the first year. 41.5% of 1L's had a conditional scholarship, thus 0% of conditional scholarship recipients paid more in subsequent years than expected. More information.

Personal Debt Projection

You may create a personal budget for New Mexico on the PreLaw Platform. Based on your input, we will calculate how much you will owe when your first loan payment is due and how much that loan payment will be.

Projected Debt Tables

Interest Rates
Treasury Rate?:
Direct Rate?:
Direct PLUS Rate?:

0.7%
4.3%
5.3%
Cost Inflation
Cost of Living:
Non-Resident Tuition:
Resident Tuition:

2%
2.11%
1.81%
Price Starting Points
Cost of Living:
Non-Resident Tuition:
Resident Tuition:

$17,411
$39,049
$18,035

Reading Guide

The following tables use the above assumptions to estimate debt under 30 scenarios per table. The first scenario—the top-left cell—reflects no tuition discount and borrowing the maximum amount for cost of living ($17,411). Move right across the row to see the impact of a larger tuition discount on borrowing, ending with a full-tuition discount. The right-most column reflects a student who pays $0 in tuition each year. Each additional row reflects annual cost of living savings. Using the final column as an example, the top-right cell reflects borrowing the maximum amount for cost of living. The cell below it reflects 5% savings per year. The bottom row reflects a student who spends 25% less than the maximum amount for cost of living.

These figures reflect no early loan payments, the standard six-month grace period post-graduation, and interest. We assume scholarship amounts remain constant and do not scale with tuition increases (except for 100% tuition scholarships). We do, however, assume that the percent under the school's estimated cost of living scales with annual increases.

Hover over a debt-financed price to see monthly payments and cumulative payments over the life of the loans.

Resident Debt at Repayment (Full Time)

0%$0/year 5%$902/year 10%$1,803/year 25%$4,509/year 50%$9,017/year 100%$18,035/year
-0%$17,411 $121,689 $118,563 $115,441 $106,064 $90,443 $58,546
-5%$16,541 $118,614 $115,488 $112,367 $102,989 $87,369 $55,619
-10%$15,670 $115,537 $112,412 $109,290 $99,913 $84,292 $52,691
-25%$13,059 $106,312 $103,187 $100,066 $90,687 $75,067 $43,911
-50%$8,706 $90,935 $87,809 $84,687 $75,309 $60,066 $29,274

Debt at Repayment (Full Time)

0%$0/year 5%$1,952/year 10%$3,905/year 25%$9,762/year 50%$19,524/year 100%$39,049/year
-0%$17,411 $196,189 $189,425 $182,657 $162,362 $128,535 $58,546
-5%$16,541 $193,114 $186,350 $179,582 $159,288 $125,460 $55,619
-10%$15,670 $190,038 $183,273 $176,507 $156,210 $122,382 $52,691
-25%$13,059 $180,811 $174,049 $167,280 $146,986 $113,159 $43,911
-50%$8,706 $165,435 $158,670 $151,901 $131,608 $97,780 $29,274