NM Residency Requirements
A student who enters and remains in New Mexico principally to obtain an education is presumed to continue to reside outside this state.
This presumption continues in effect until rebutted by clear and convincing evidence of bona fide residence. The burden of proof is on the student.
A student determined to be financially dependent on a parent or guardian also assumes the residency of that parent or guardian.
Nonresident students who believe they have satisfied requirements for establishing New Mexico residency must file a petition with the Office of Admissions accompanied by the appropriate documents of evidence in the manner described in the petition.