While thousands of students at The University of New Mexico are busy making their plans for graduation, there are many others who are planning their summer. And for many, those plans include summer school in an effort to stay on top and or to get ahead in their academics.

From internships to field programs to language immersion and writing projects, UNM offers a wide range of classes across disciplines with more than 4,200 sections including online and classroom courses that can fit neatly into nearly anyone’s schedule. Sessions include both four- and eight-week courses.

Students can earn three (3) credits in four weeks with half-term courses or through intensive two- or three-week courses, which are also available. Courses can also be combined to achieve even more progress towards your degree. For a complete list of classes, visit Schedule of Classes.

For the summer session, tuition is assessed on a per hour basis up to six hours. Six to nine (6 to 9) hours is considered full-time. Students are assessed for six (6) hours when they are registered for 6, 7, 8 or 9 hours. Students are again charged per hour beginning at the 10th hour. UNM does not charge non-resident tuition in the Summer session except for students in College of Nursing Programs. Essentially, non-resident and resident students receive in-state tuition. Visit Summer 2018 tuition and fees for specific breakdowns.

“The summer session at UNM is a great time to get ahead, catch up, or stay on track with your degree plan,” said Corine Gonzales, strategic support manager, Office of the Vice President for Enrollment Management. “Students who attend summer school classes can tackle a challenging class or complete a core requirement. Even students who go home for the summer or those who work can take online courses helping them to move closer to their degree requirements.”

In addition, beginning this summer, Pell Grant eligible students can receive up to 150 percent of their scheduled Pell award each year, which means if a student was Pell grant eligible in fall 2017 and/or spring 2018, they may qualify for a summer Pell grant award. Interested students must be registered for the summer term before submitting the Summer Pell Grant request form to enrollment management. For more information, visit summer Pell grant.

“Due to a Federal regulatory change, students who are Pell Grant eligible can receive up to 150 percent of their scheduled Pell award each year, also known as year-round Pell,” said Brian Malone, director, Student Financial Aid. “This means if you were a Pell eligible student in fall 2017 and/or spring 2018, you may qualify for a Pell Grant for summer 2018.”

Course registration, which began April 16, is ongoing. Summer sessions begin on June 4 and continue through July 28. For complete information regarding UNM summer course offerings including how to apply and financial aid information, visit UNM Summer Sessions.