Financial Policies


Payments can be made by cash, check, money order, credit and debit cards, and PayPal. Checks and money orders must be made payable to "SWMA."

Payment Types

Electronic payments (credit and debit cards or PayPal) are made through our web site and are processed by PayPal. NOTE: You do NOT have to have a PayPal account to use this secure, free service. You can make your payment as a PayPal "visitor." In the menu bar above, choose the Make a Payment selection under Register and follow the directions. When registering on-line, you will be given the option to make your payment selection at the conclusion of the registration process.


To apply for a scholarship please download, complete and return the Scholarship Application form to SWMA by mail, PO Box 1013, Las Cruces, NM  88004 (or email the form to The application deadline is June 30, 2020. You will be notified by email if you are awarded a scholarship and the amount of the award. (Click here to download the application form.)


A refund, less a $15 processing fee, is available for requests received up until two weeks before a program starts. No refunds will be made for requests received after that time. Refund requests must be made in writing either by email or US mail at the addresses listed below. Refunds will be made within 14 days following receipt of the written request.