New Mexico Children, Youth & Families Worker Loan Repayment Program

New Mexico Chidren, Youth & Families Worker Loan Repayment Program

The New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Worker Loan Repayment Program provides education loan repayment assistance to certain professionals employed with the New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department.

The purpose of the program is to increase the number of public service workers in the critical need positions at the Children, Youth and Families Department through an educational loan repayment program. The program provides for repayment of the principal and reasonable interest accrued on federal and private loans obtained for educational purposes.

Eligibility
  • Have satisfactorily completed two years of service with the Children, Youth and Families Department as a Public Service Worker (may include initial probationary year).  If probationary year was completed within another state agency, two years of service within the Children, Youth and Families Department MUST be completed.
  • Must have completed a bachelor's or master's degree in a critical field and work directly with children and families in either the Protective Services Division or Juvenile Justice Division of CYFD.
  • Be a citizen of the United States or a permanent resident alien.
  • Must work directly with children and families in a critical need position within the New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department in either the Protective Services Division or the Juvenile Justice Division of CYFD.
When To Apply

The New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Worker Loan Repayment Program electronic application opens every year on July 15th  and closes on September 1st.

Where To Apply

The application will available below starting on July 15th. The electronic application link will be removed promptly on the closing date of September 1st.

Selection Process

The selection committee will screen applications and rank individuals based on the applicants' ability to describe their need for the program and their intent to work in a critical need position as defined by an eligible employer.

Funding preference is given to the following groups:
  • New Mexico Residents;
  • Priority professions determined annually by the selection committee;
  • Graduates from a New Mexico public post-secondary institution;
  • Eligible individuals who fill a designed critical need position as determined annually by the selection committee.
Application Process

Documents you will need to upload to the electronic application when applying:

  • Copy of Driver's License
  • Proof of completed bachelor's or master's degree is in a critical field and work directly with children and families in either the Protective Services Division or Juvenile Justice Division of CYFD
  • Proof of Loans/Loan Debt Information. Loan amount(s) on statements MUST match loan amount provided within the application. (copy of current loan statement must be dated after June 1, 2019)
Awards

Awards will be determined by an applicant's overall reported educational debt at the time of application. Eligibility for funding will be reviewed on an annual basis and may be adjusted due to changes in annual income or changes in legislative funding.

Payments will be made directly to the selected participant's student loan providers(s). Participants are eligible to reapply each year for consideration of additional funding. Please note all awards are subject to available funding.

The CYFD Worker Loan Repayment Program Application is OPEN. The application will close promptly on September 1, 2019.
Click the Application Box to the right to apply.

 

  • Please note, you will need to create a new account to apply each year.

NMHED, Financial Aid Division Contact Information

Phone: 1-800-279-9777

Email: fin.aid@state.nm.us

CONTACT US: If you require additional guidance on how to direct your question or are not able to locate the information you are looking for on the New Mexico Higher Education Department's website, please email HigherEd.Info@state.nm.us.