As a U.S. Department of Labor Grant Funded Program, TechHire New Mexico participants are mandated to demonstrate they are not eligible for financial aid (Federal Pell Grant), or demonstrate that the provider does not accept financial aid (Federal Pell Grant), or financial aid (Federal Pell Grant) does not cover all the costs of the training program.

All TechHire New Mexico participants interested in attending CNM for an Associate Degree are required to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and provide TechHire New Mexico with their proof of Financial Aid Status.  A document will be needed to show that a participant is not eligible for financial aid (Federal Pell Grant), or the approved provider does not accept financial aid (Federal Pell Grant), or financial aid (Federal Pell Grant) does not cover all the costs of the training program. TechHire New Mexico provides funding AFTER Pell Grants and BEFORE Student Loans (if applicable).