Financial Assistance

Financial Assitance for your future

Financial assistance available:

ABQ CDL classes are non-credit courses that are not eligible for traditional financial aid. However, many Albuquerque residents qualify for funding resources that can cover some or all of their tuition costs. Financial assistance may also be available to help offset other costs as well. The following resources have specific qualification requirements. Our staff will work to connect you with as many resources as are available to you.

The Workforce Investment Opportunity Act (WIOA) is for those who are unemployed or laid off. WIOA funding provides training funds for jobs in demand. Contact the New Mexico Workforce Connection at  [email protected] or call 505.843.1900 for more details on WIOA program eligibility and enrollment.

You can also visit their website at

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

The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) provides tuition and other assistance for those who have an impairment which “constitutes a substantial impediment to employment.” Contact a DVR representative for more details.

The CDL Class A Accelerated Program is eligible for GI Bill benefits. Veterans should apply for GI Bill benefits and obtain a Certificate of Eligibility before applying to the program.

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

Scheduled Maintenance

CNM Ingenuity will be performing scheduled maintenance on Saturday, January 20 from 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. Students will not be able to submit or modify any forms during this time. We appreciate your patience and understanding. Please contact us with any questions.