Nursing Student Loan-for-Service Program

State of New Mexico
Type Loan Forgiveness
Amount $12,000
Duration Year


The purpose of the Nursing Student Loan-for-Service Program is to increase the number of nurses in areas of the state which have experienced shortages, by making educational loans to students seeking certification or licensure in nursing. As a condition of the loan, a student must declare their intent to practice as a nurse in a designated health professional shortage area in New Mexico. Penalties apply for failure to provide service.


The award is dependent upon the financial need of the student, but may not exceed $12,000 per year.


To be eligible, must be a New Mexico resident who is accepted by or enrolled in a program of nursing at an accredited New Mexico public postsecondary educational institution.

Other Restrictions

NH resident; enrolled in accredited nursing program complete the Financial Aid Form


This funding opportunity requires applicants to hold U.S. Citizenship.

More Information

Kenn Williams Program Officer
Financial Aid and Student Services
State of New Mexico
1068 Cerillos Road
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Phone: 505-827-7383
Fax: 505-476-6511