Financial Aid & Loans
Tuition assistance may be available if you are unemployed, a veteran or veteran’s spouse, active military, or a person with a disability. Education loans are also available. Below is a list of funding resources and contact information.
Feel free to schedule an appointment for advisement with one of our program supervisors to help you choose the training you need. After you have identified your funding options, we'll make sure that you have all of the information you need to complete any required paperwork. You’ll find a list of program staff with their specialized areas of responsibility and contact information at the end of this resource list.
Application and Registration Process
- From the list below, identify the funding source(s) that may apply to you. Contact the funding source(s) directly to determine your eligibility.
- Contact the appropriate UNM Continuing Education program supervisor to complete a student advisement form and any other required paperwork.
- Use the completed advisement form to work with your selected funder as required.
- Contact your program supervisor when you’ve received your award as required.
- A copy of your advisement form along with any funding paperwork will be forwarded to the UNM Continuing Education registration office where you will be registered for classes. You will receive class registration confirmation via email.
NOTE: Most funders have attendance and course completion requirements. It’s important that you contact your program supervisor immediately if you encounter any problems, need a change in class schedule, or have any concerns.
Workforce Investment Act (WIA)
WIA is for those who are unemployed or laid off. WIA funding provides training funds for jobs in demand.
Department of Workforce Solutions
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR)
DVR provides assistance for those who have an impairment which “constitutes a substantial impediment to employment."
DVR Local Contacts:
Albuquerque Central Office (San Mateo)
5301 Central NE, Suite 1600
Albuquerque, NM 87108
Albuquerque Lomas Office
111 Lomas Blvd NW, Suite 422
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Albuquerque Quail Office
5205 Quail Rd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87120
Albuquerque South Valley Office
1710 Rio Bravo SW
Albuquerque, NM 87105
911 Castillo Ave
Belen, NM 87002
Rio Rancho Office
3791 Southern SE, Suite 210
Rio Rancho, NM 87174
Santa Fe Office
2540 Camino Edward Ortiz, Suite B
Santa Fe, NM 87507
For more information, visit americorps.gov
Veterans Administration (VA), Active Military
Education benefits are available for veterans, active duty, reserves, and National Guard military personnel.
UNM Veteran's Resource Center
UNM Student Union Building (SUB), Suite 2002
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131
Albuquerque Vet Center
1600 Mountain Road NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104
Department of Veteran's Affairs - Albuquerque Regional Benefit Office
500 Gold Avenue SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
My Career Advancement Account (MyCAA)
MyCAA is for spouses of active duty military personnel.
SallieMae Smart Option Student Loans
(school code: 002663-98)
Contact: (888) 279-7172
Wells Fargo Education Connection Loan
Contact: (800) 378-5526
Employee Tuition Reimbursement or Assistance Programs
Check with your employer’s Human Resource office for tuition reimbursement or assistance programs. If your employee benefit is listed in terms of credit hours, one credit hour equals 16 contact hours, the number of hours you actually spend in class.
Tuition Reimbursement for Employees who qualify
Website: your company website under employee benefits
Local Contact: your Human Resources Office
Preauthorized Third Party Pay
Your employer may pay for your professional training with a credit card, company check, or Purchase Order.
For further information on third party payments on behalf of students, please contact:
Phone: (505) 277-2865
UNM Employee Tuition Remission
If you are a UNM employee or retiree, you may use your UNM Tuition Remission benefit for approved classes. Approved classes include all Business and Technology classes and some Growth and Enrichment classes.
See our Tuition Remission page for benefit details.
UNM Continuing Education Program Advisement
Amy Greene, Program Supervisor
Career Training, Youth Programs
Loree Nalin, Program Supervisor
Clinical Medical Careers, HealthCare Careers, Human Services Careers, Substance Abuse Studies Training Program, Mediation and Conflict Resolution, Volunteer Management
Marth Becktell, Program Supervisor
Digital Arts, Apple Authorized Training Center, Mac Training, Computers/IT, Business Skills
For advisement on desk-side training, private training or executive coaching, please contact:
Andy Peña, Custom Training and Consulting