While CNM Ingenuity’s programs are not eligible for traditional financial aid, there are other funding sources that might be available to qualified participants. Learn more about these funding opportunities and how to qualify below. Questions? Please contact Esther Lozoya at esther@cnm.edu or 505-224-4000 x 54244.

CNM Ingenuity Funding Sources

Training For Your Future Funds (TFF)

Tuition assistance is available for New Mexico residents interested in participating in immersive training opportunities.
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Grow Your Small Business Fund

Tuition assistance available for New Mexico residents interested in growing their small businesses. The tuition assistance can be used for a variety of trainings or monthly memberships for the FUSE Makerspace or the ActivateNM Community.
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Bosomworth Scholarship 

Scholarships through the Bosomworth Workforce Scholarship Endowment are available for learners enrolling in a CNM Ingenuity program.
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McCorkle Workforce Training Center Scholarship 

Need-based scholarships are available for CNM Ingenuity programs through the Cathy and Sherman McCorkle Workforce Training Center Endowment.
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Job Training Albuquerque (JTA)

Job Training Albuquerque (JTA) is a workforce development program that provides opportunities for the local workforce to gain necessary skills in order to fill skill gaps and meet the workforce needs of existing and potential employers.  For application information and requirements, please visit www.jobtrainingabq.org or contact Allison Pendell Jones at apendelljones@cnm.edu.

External Funding Resources 

Upskill Sandoval 

Upskill Sandoval is a workforce development program that provides free training and education opportunities for Sandoval County residents.  This collaborative partnership helps displaced workers transition to careers in high-demand fields.  Program partners include Sandoval County, the Schumann Foundation, the Rio Rancho Regional Chamber, Workforce Connection of Central New Mexico, CNM and CNM Ingenuity. For more information and to apply, visit www.upskillsandoval.com.

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) 

The federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is legislation that is designed to strengthen and improve our nation’s public workforce system and help get Americans, including youth and those with significant barriers to employment, into high-quality jobs and careers and help employers hire and retain skilled workers. WIOA funding provides training funds for jobs in demand. Visit the Workforce Connection of Central New Mexico website for more information.  You can also contact the organization at WIOA@wccnm.org or call 505.843.1900 for more details on WIOA program eligibility and enrollment.  

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR)

The New Mexico Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) provides assistance for those who have an impairment that “constitutes a substantial impediment to employment.” Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) is a state- and federally-funded program designed to help eligible individuals with documented disabilities find suitable employment. VR is a voluntary program and services persons who want to work. With a long history of success and proven methodology for making the best fits, time and again, DVR is committed to helping clients succeed.  

GI Bill 

The following programs our eligible for GI Bill benefits. Veterans should apply for GI Bill benefits and obtain a Certificate of Eligibility before applying. 

  • Commercial Drivers License (CDL) Training- Class A
  • Deep Dive Digital Media Bootcamp
  • Deep Dive Fullstack Bootcamp
  • Deep Dive IoT Bootcamp
  • Deep Dive Java+Android Bootcamp
  • Electric Lineworker Pre-apprenticeship Program (with and without CDL)
  • IT Professional Series

Learn more about Veterans education benefits and resources for CNM students. 

AmeriCorps 

Funding for AmeriCorps members who have committed their time to address critical community needs like increasing academic achievement, mentoring youth, fighting poverty, sustaining national parks, preparing for disasters and more who have earned education benefits to be used at two and four year institutions. 

Trade Adjustment Assistance 

The Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program is a federally-funded program created to assist workers dislocated due to foreign imports or the transfer of production to Mexico or Canada. The program offers great benefits, including money for retraining and reimbursement of job search and relocation expenses. 

4 Ways to Get Your Employer to Send You to Class 

  1. Ask - A simple request is usually all it takes. 
  2. Stress the Benefits - Additional skills training will make you a more productive employee. 
  3. Emphasize the Convenience - Why go out of town for training when you can get quality training right here? 
  4. Compare the Competitive Pricing - Your employer will be pleased to know they are paying a little less while getting a lot. Check the prices. They’re hard to beat! 

Education Loans 

CNM Ingenuity encourages responsible borrowing. We cannot assist in a loan application, nor do we endorse any of these companies. These are simply a few options that you might want to consider if all other options have been exhausted.   

  1. Sallie Mae Student Loans 
  2. Wells Fargo Career Training Loans 
  3. Citizens Bank Continuing Education Loans 

Other Resources 

  1. Rust Opportunity Assistance Fund 
  2. Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
  3. Learn more about resources for CNM students

CNM Ingenuity (CNMI) Alert: Vaccine Policy is in Effect: CNMI requires all students attending in-person classes to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Please note, if you received your first dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine on or before Sept. 30, you have until Oct. 31 to receive the second dose. More information is located at https://cnmingenuity.org/learner-information-resources/.