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135 Mile Waiver

For Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Eligible undergraduate and graduate students are assessed a tuition rate very similar to New Mexico tuition rates. To be eligible, a student must be admitted to the NMSU – Las Cruces campus as a degree seeking student in academic good standing.

  • Undergraduate incoming freshmen must meet standard freshman admission requirements.
  • Undergraduate transfer students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 and meet standard admission requirements.
  • Graduate students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and meet standard graduate school admission requirements.
  • The student must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident.
  • The student must be a resident of Texas and live within 135 miles of the NMSU main campus.

Undergraduate student renewal requirements:

  • The undergraduate student must complete 12 undergraduate hours each semester.
  • The undergraduate student must earn a minimum 2.5 semester GPA
  • The waiver is renewable for a maximum of eight (8) semesters, provided the student meets all other eligibility requirements

Graduate student renewal requirements:

  • The graduate student must complete a minimum of 9 graduate hours each semester
  • The graduate student must earn a minimum of 3.0 semester GPA
  • The graduate student waiver is renewable for a maximum of six (6) semesters, provided the student meets all other eligibility requirements

Note: Participation for students transferring to NMSU will be reduced by the number of semesters transferred.