So New Mexico announced today that all 2 year and 4 year college is free for residents. How does this affect athletic scholarships? Do they no longer offer them to in state kids. How does that affect D2 kids?
Does that end the reciprocity that El Paso kids have had with NMSU? I assume they will have to pay full out of state tuition now to make up some of that revenue.
As far as scholarships, I would think they will have more in-state kids since it is free either way. Cost for out of state tuition will increase. That will cost the athletic programs more.
Free tuition kicks in for New Mexico residents after all grants and scholarships and grants are applied first. Pretty simple and straightforward. Athletic scholarships will still be the same process.