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Funding Resources

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.

Application and Registration Process

  1. From the list below, identify the funding source(s) that may apply to you. Contact the funding source(s) directly to determine your eligibility.
  2. Contact the appropriate UNM Continuing Education program supervisor to complete a student advisement form and any other required paperwork.
  3. Use the completed advisement form to work with your selected funder as required.
  4. Contact your program supervisor when you’ve received your award as required.
  5. 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.

Funding Sources


Department of Workforce Solutions - Workforce Investment Act (WIA)

WIA is for those who are unemployed or laid off. WIA funding provides training funds for jobs in demand.

NM DWS Website

NM DWS Office Locations & Contact Information

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR)

DVR provides assistance for those who have an impairment which “constitutes a substantial impediment to employment."

Learn more about the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation


For more information, visit

Veterans Administration (VA), Active Military

Education benefits are available for veterans, active duty, reserves, and National Guard military personnel.

More information regarding VA benefits


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.

Your employer may pay for your professional training with a credit card, company check, or Purchase Order.

UNM Employee Tuition Remission

If you are a UNM employee, faculty or retiree, you may use your UNM Tuition Remission benefit for all UNM Continuing Education's classes. See our Tuition Remission page for benefit details.