Military

First of all, thank you for your service, dedication and sacrifice.

ENMU offers academic and financial support for you and your dependents if you are a veteran or a current member of the military and serving in the state of New Mexico or around the world. Whether you’re active duty, in the national guard or reserves, or a veteran, ENMU has programs to meet your needs.

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Application Process For Veterans and Transfer of Eligibility Students

Our VA Certifying Official is the point of contact on campus for all veteran issues. We work hard to help you get the education you deserve and plan for the future you want. Applying to ENMU is free! Our admissions process for veterans consists of the following steps:

  • Submit an ENMU admission application – fill out our online application, or download an application and mail it to us (be sure to indicate your veteran status on the application).
  • Official copies of transcripts from all colleges and universities you have attended previously (If you are expecting military transcripts also be sure to request them as soon as possible because sometimes it can take a while to receive them).
  • Complete your FAFSA application (Eastern's FAFSA school code is 002651).
  • Contact our VA Certifying Official to discuss any questions you may have.

Find out more about veteran's assistance at ENMU >

Application Process for Active Duty and Dependents

Designated a military-friendly university by G.I. Jobs and Military Advanced Education magazines, ENMU is a member of the Service Members Opportunity Colleges (SOC) Degree Network System. The program is designed to provide educational opportunities to you if you are completing your college degree over the course of your military activity and across multiple postings. ENMU will assist you and your adult family members to complete your college degrees no matter where you move during your military career.

Coming to Eastern is easy! Best of all, applying to ENMU is free! Our admissions process for active duty military and their dependents consists of the following steps:

  • Submit an ENMU admission application – fill out our online application, or download an application and mail it to us (be sure to indicate your military status on the application).
  • Fill out the Military Waiver form (this should be signed by your squadron commander).
  • Provide official copies of transcripts from all colleges and universities you have attended previously (If you are expecting military transcripts also be sure to request them as soon as possible because sometimes it can take a while to receive them).
    • If you have completed less than 30 college credits, you will also need to submit an official copy of your high school transcript or GED certificate and ACT or SAT scores.
  • Complete your FAFSA application (Eastern's FAFSA school code is 002651).

Send Application Materials To

Office of Enrollment Services
ENMU Station 7
1500 S Ave K
Portales, NM 88130

Tuition Assistance

Tuition Assistance is a benefit paid to eligible members of the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard. Congress has given each service the ability to pay up to 100% for the tuition expenses (including fees) of its members. Each service has its own criteria for eligibility, obligated service, application process and restrictions. This money is usually paid directly to the institution. If you plan on using tuition assistance, you'll need to bring a copy of your approved tuition assistance documentation to the ENMU Office of Student Accounts, Administration Building (AD), Room 114, so it can be applied to your account. You can also FAX your documentation to 575.562.2428 or mail to:

Office of Student Accounts
ENMU Station 4
1500 S Ave K
Portales, NM 88130

Student Veteran Organization (SVO)

As a veteran, transitioning from military life to higher education presents you with a set of challenges that have commonalities among veterans but are also unique for each veteran. The Student Veterans Organization (SVO) was created to address veteran needs in the higher education experience.

Find out more about our Student Veteran Organization (SVO) >

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About ENMU, Portales

Students choose Eastern New Mexico University for our personal touch, accredited academic programs and affordable costs. ENMU offers a variety of services to help students succeed in their academic, personal and professional lives. That's why our slogan is "Student Success–that's what it's all about!"