Veteran Education 

Our agency wants to ensure that every veteran or eligible person has a full and fair opportunity to reach his or her fullest potential through access to the GI Bill® approved post-secondary educational, training/ licensure, certification, entrepreneurial institutions, and New Mexico colleges and universities.

The Department’s State Approving Agency (SAA)  promotes and safeguards quality education and training for veterans to ensure greater educational and training opportunities and to protect available GI Bill® education benefit resources by assisting the United States Department of Veterans Affairs in preventing fraud, waste, and abuse of the GI Bill® education benefit.   The SAA reviews, evaluates, and approves education and training programs.  The SAA also provides technical assistance for interested parties upon request and is actively engaged in outreach activities throughout New Mexico to promote the GI Bill® education benefit.

For institutions or programs looking to become GI Bill® approved, please contact us at the address, number, or email below:  


NMDVS State Approving Agency

ATTN: Katherine (Kathy) Snyder

4801 Indian School Road, NE, Building 2, Suite 2

Albuquerque, NM 87110

(505) 280-1047


For veterans seeking educational assistance, please contact any of our local field offices across the state to speak to a Veteran Service Officer about GI Bill® and state funded scholarships.  Please click here for a list of our field offices.  Please also see below for more resources.




Post 9/11 GI Bill®

While the previous GI Bill® provided a monthly stipend that was the same from state to state, the Post 9/11 GI Bill® pays full in-state tuition and mandatory fees at public colleges and universities. Veterans who served 36 months are eligible for 100% of the benefits.  Eligibility for benefits decreases with less service time. Fees, books, and housing may also be covered; however, these benefits are adjusted based on a number of factors. In some cases, the veterans are able to pass their benefits on to dependents.

Please click here for complete details about VA educational benefits.  

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State Education Benefits

New Mexico offers several state educational scholarships, to include the Vietnam Veterans Scholarship, the Wartime Scholarship, and scholarships for children of servicemembers killed on active duty.   

Please click here for a list of state educational benefits and eligibility requirements or contact either the Benefits Division at 1-866-433-8387 or any local field office for assistance.  Please click here for a list of our field offices. 

GI Bill®” is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at