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Navajo Nation Student Housing

Navajo President and AmbassadorsAre you a Navajo student attending UNM? The Navajo Nation has partnered with the University of New Mexico to offer financial support for your housing costs. Navajo Nation Student Housing at UNM Residence Life & Student Housing is located in the beautiful Lobo Rainforest, UNM's newest housing facility.

Navajo Nation students will pay a cost sharing fee of $189 per month ($935 per fall/spring semester, $378 for summer). Fees go toward the Navajo Nation and are not retained for UNM use. Navajo students will be placed on a first come, first served basis this spring so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. 

How to Register

New Residents

  • You must be admitted to the University and have a NET ID. Don't have one? Click here. You will also need your tribal enrollment number.
  • Enter the housing registration dashboard and complete the application indicating "Lobo Rainforest."
  • Indicate on the application that you are a Navajo student wishing to be placed in Navajo Nation Student Housing.
  • Indicate your Navajo Nation Census Number on your housing application. 
  • Students who do not have a Navajo Nation Census Number may contact us at for alternative verification. Lack of a census number should not be interpreted as a barrier for Navajo students who want to live in the community. 
  • Once you have submitted your application, the Navajo Nation will do a final verificaiton of your status and you will be notified of your eligibility and room assignment.

Current Residents

  • Contact stating your interest in moving to the Navajo Nation Community
  • The Assignments Coordinator will contact you for supporting information (tribal enrollment number)
  • Once you have submitted your documentation, the Navajo Nation will provide final verification of your status and you will be notified of you eligibility and room assignment

Questions? Contact UNM Residence Life & Student Housing 24/7 at 505.277.2606 or .

Read more about this unique partnership!

Cover photo courtesy of our partners at UNM American Indian Student Services. For more information on resources and activities through AISS, please visit their website at