Financial Aid / Preparing for College

Find resources for local and national financial aid for college.

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Financial Aid Resources for College


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General Online Financial Aid Resources

General Online Financial Aid Resources

Student Aid on the Web 
Federal Student Aid, an office of the U.S. Department of Education, administers programs that comprise the nation's largest source of student aid.  This office is responsible for developing, distributing and processing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
Ed Pubs
U.S. Department of Education publications can be identified and ordered through the Ed Pubs site.  All publications are provided free of charge to the general public. Students and parents can order single copies of hard copy publications.
Federal Student Aid Publications
This site offers student- and parent-oriented publications, available in PDF.  Also found on this site are useful fact sheets.

Federal Loan Programs

Federal Loan Programs 

Federal Perkins Loans - This program provides low-interest loans to help needy students finance the costs of postsecondary education.

Direct Stafford Loans - English | Spanish
Direct Stafford Loans are low-interest loans for eligible students to help cover the cost of higher education at a four-year college or university, community college or trade, career or technical school.  Eligible students borrow directly from the U.S. Department of Education at participating schools.

PLUS Loans for Parents - English | Spanish
Parents of dependent students may apply for a Direct PLUS Loan to help pay their child's education expenses as long as eligibility requirements are met.  Graduate and professional students may apply for PLUS Loans for their own expenses.

Federal Grant Programs

Federal Grant Programs

Federal Pell Grant Program - Provides need-based grants to low-income graduate and certain postbaccalaureate students to promote access to postsecondary education.  Grant amounts are dependent on student's expected family contribution, cost of attendance, enrollment status, and attendance during an academic year.

Federal Supplemental Education Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG) - This program provides need-based grants to low-income undergratuate students to promote access to postsecondary education.  Priority is given to those students with "exceptional need", and those who are also Federal Pell Grant recipients.

NM Dept of Higher Education

New Mexico Department of Higher Education

NM Dept of Higher Education - The Financial Aid Division makes programs, including Legislative Lottery Scholarships, grants, loans and work-study opportunities, available to students in New Mexico.  For general Financial Aid Division inquiries -  call (800) 279-9777.

Financial Aid Offices - New Mexico Colleges & Universities

Financial Aid Offices for New Mexico Colleges and Universities


Central New Mexico Community College

Financial Aid and Scholarship Services

(505) 224-3000 (prompt 2) or 1-888-453-1304


Dine College

General Financial Aid Information

1228 Yucca St

PO Box 580

Shiprock, NM 87420

(505) 368-3500


Crownpoint Site

Hwy 371 - Route 9

PO Box 57

Crownpoint, NM 87313

(505) 786-7391/ 7317


Eastern New Mexico University

Financial Aid Office

ENMU Station 20

1500 S Ave K

Portales, NM 88130

(575) 562-2194 | (800) FOR-ENMU


Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA)

Financial Aid and Scholarships

83 Avan Nu Po Road

Santa Fe, NM 87508-1300

(505) 424-5724


New Mexico Highlands University

Financial Aid Office

Felix Martinez Building

New Mexico Highlands University

Las Vegas, NM 87701

(505) 454-3318


New Mexico Junior College

Office of Financial Aid

1 Thunderbird Circle

Hobbs, NM 88240

(575) 392-5172 | (800) 657-6260


New Mexico State University

Financial Aid and Scholarship Services

MSC 5100

New Mexico State University

PO Box 30001

Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001

(575) 646-4105 | (877) 278-8586


New Mexico Tech

Financial Aid Office

801 Leroy Place

Socorro, NM 87801

(800) 428-8324 | (575) 835-5333


Northern New Mexico College

Financial Aid Office

(505) 747-2128

921 N Paseo de Onate

Espanola, NM 87532


Santa Fe Community College

Financial Aid Office

(505) 428-1268

6401 Richards Ave

Santa Fe, NM 87508


Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institutue (SIPI)

Financial Aid Office

9169 Coors Blvd NW

Albuquerque, NM 87120

(505) 346-2361 or (505) 346-2344


University of New Mexico

Student Financial Aid Office

MSC11 6315

1 University of New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM 87131

(505) 277-8900 | (800) 225-5866