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Tuition Reimbursement

Staff Tuition Reimbursement Program

If you are interested in participating in the Staff Tuition Reimbursement Program (STRP), please download the Program Overview sheet and application.

Applications for the 2016-2017 STRP will not be accepted after 12:00 PM (MDT), July 31, 2016, except for new hires*.

* exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
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Contact Information:

              (575) 546-8841(575)                  546-8841
              Nallely Gonzalez

STRP Documents:


              Reimbursement Form

              Program Information

Other Documents:


              WNMU Tuition/Fees
              Sample Reimb. Forms

Reimbursement Schedule



Submission Date

Payment Date



January 13

January 30



May 15

May 30


(any session)


June 15

(no requests accepted after this date)

When participants submit a final grade report demonstrating satisfactory completion.


Per New Mexico Public Education Department and the Rural Low Income School grant, we will pay 100% of tuition at successful completion for the course(s) the employee is taking.


* Please note that the district’s fiscal year ends on June 30, so funds will be encumbered with the assumption that participants will pass their classes. One hundred percent of reimbursement will be made when a receipt for payment and official grade report are submitted.

Allowable Expenses

  • STRP assistance is allowable for undergraduate or graduate education leading to a degree.
  • The employee must be admitted to a degree/certificate program.
  • The allowance is limited to regular tuition and general recurring fees (includes online fees).
  • Some of the fees and materials that STRP will not reimburse include:
    • books or course materials
    • tools, equipment, or supplies (other than required textbooks)
    • certificate programs
    • room and board
    • laboratory breakage fees
    • tutoring fees
    • auditing fees
    • transportation and parking
    • expenses at any institution that are not normally included in the basic tuition fees by Western New Mexico University.


Eligible Institutions

STRP participants must attend accredited colleges and universities to be approved for the program.

Loan Forgiveness

(This content is informational only. The Deming Public Schools is not responsible for the content or information provided.)


Teacher Loan Repayment Program

DPS Hard to Fill High-Risk Teaching Position Letter

The Teacher Loan Repayment Program new and renewal applications open every year on March 1st and close on May 2nd at 5:00 PM.


Wondering whether you can get your federal student loans forgiven or canceled for your service as a teacher?

Teacher Loan Forgiveness

for Direct Subsidized Loans, Direct Unsubsidized Loans, Subsidized Federal Stafford Loans, and Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loans

Teacher Cancellation

for Federal Perkins Loans

All of the schools within the Deming Public Schools, including DCCCHS, are considered low-income by the DOE.

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