Financial Aid

1. Financial Aid: Apply for FSA ID

  • Go to www.fafsa.ed.gov
    (follow link for pin site—will only take a few minutes to complete!)
  • Your FSA ID# is the first step in completing the FAFSA—the form required to determine what financial assistance you will need at which ever college you attend!
  • Your parent will also need to register for the FSA ID # through the exact same process—ideally, once you have registered for your own, you can help your parent do the same!
  • Slightly different process for students/parents without a SS#—we are happy to help you with this!

2. Be aware of/begin to gather documents you will need to complete FAFSA, specifically:

  •  FAFSA ID # (your electronic signature) for you and your parents—you each need one!
  • Social Security#/Legal Resident # 
    (If you do not have either, you will complete FAFSA on paper—we can assist!)
  • You/your parents’ most recent federal income tax returns, W-2s, and other records of money earned.
    (Note: If you do not have all of this information, you can still complete your FAFSA on-time and then return to update the information. 
  • You may be able to transfer your federal tax return information into your FAFSA using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool.
  • Bank statements and records of investments (If applicable)
  • Records of untaxed income (If applicable)

Federal Student Aid

Scholarships Fall:

  • UNIGO Make Me Laugh Scholarship: Deadline August 31, 2020. Visit unigo.com to learn more.
  • The Smart Service Scholarship: Deadline September 1, 2020. Visit smartservice.com to learn more.
  • NSHSS Community College or Trade Scholarship: Deadline September 1, 2020. Visit nshss.org to learn more.
  • The Gates Scholarship: Deadline September 15, 2020. Visit gatesscholarship.com to learn more.
  • “No Sweat” Scholarship: Deadline September 30, 2020. Visit nosweat.com to learn more.
  • Sleek Note Scholarship: Deadline September 30, 2020. Visit sleeknote.com to learn more.
  • Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship: Deadline September 30, 2020. Visit donttextanddrive.org to learn more.
  • NSHSS Foundation STEAM Scholarship: Deadline October 15, 2020. Visit nshss.org to learn more.
  • NSHSS Foundation Business & Public Policy Scholarship: Deadline October 15, 2020. Visit nshss.org to learn more.
  • College Jumpstart Scholarship: Deadline October 17, 2020. Visit jumpstart.net to learn more.
  • Horacito Alger National Scholarship: Deadline October 26, 2020. Visit horatioalger.org to learn more.
  • College Scholarship Program: Deadline October 30, 2020. Visit jkcf.org to learn more.
  • Voice of Democracy National Scholarship: Deadline October 31, 2020. Visit vfw.org to learn more.
  • Stokes Educational Scholarship Program: Deadline October 31, 2020. Visit srlions.com to learn more.
  • Elks National Foundation Scholarship Program: Deadline November 15, 2020. Visit elks.org to learn more.
  • Daniels Fund Scholarship: Deadline November 15, 2020. Visit DanielsFund.org to learn more.
  • Prudential Spirit of Community Awards: Deadline November 15, 2020. Visit prudential.com to learn more.
  • SIXT Scholars Program: Deadline November 30, 2020. Visit sixt.com to learn more.
  • Dells Scholarship Fund: Deadline December 1, 2020. Visit dellscholars.org to learn more.

Scholarships Spring:

  • ENMU Freshman Scholarship: Deadline January 3, 2021. Visit enmu.edu to learn more.
  • Profile in Courage Essay Contest: Deadline January 15, 2021. Visit jfklibrary.org to learn more.
  • ACIS Travel Scholarship: Deadline January 30, 2021. Visit acis.com to learn more.
  • Hispanic Scholarship Fund: Deadline February 2021. Visit hsf.net to learn more.
  • The DREAM US National Scholarship: Deadline February 2021. Visit thedream.us to learn more.
  • Elks Legacy Award: Deadline February 5, 2021. Visit elks.org to learn more.
  • Davidson Fellows Scholarship: Deadline February 10, 2021. Visit davidsongifted.org to learn more.
  • WMU Foundation Scholarship: Deadline February 15, 2021. Visit wmich.edu to learn more.
  • College Board Opportunities Scholarship: Deadline February 28, 2021. Visit collegeboard.org to learn more.
  • What Drives You Scholarship: Deadline March 8, 2021. Visit yourturn2apply.com to learn more.
  • New Mexico Manufactured Housing Association Scholarship: Deadline March 16, 2021. Visit scholarships.com to learn more.
  • Niada Foundation Scholarships: Deadline March 20, 2021. Visit niada.com to learn more.
  • 505 True Scholarship: Deadline March 2021. Visit newmexico.org to learn more.
  • NMEAF Scholarship: Deadline April 2021. Visit nmeaf.org to learn more.
  • Career & Technical Education Scholarship: Deadline April 15, 2021. Visit horatioalger.org to learn more.
  • The American Legion Legacy Scholarship Program: Deadline April 15, 2021. Visit legion.org to learn more.
  • Artsmart NM Scholarship: Deadline May 2021. Visit artsmartnm.org to learn more.
  • Presbyterian Church Scholarship: Deadline May 2021. Visit presbyterianmission.org to learn more.
  • A&F Scholarships: Deadline June 12, 2021. Visit abbottandfenner.com to learn more.

The Del Norte Credit Union scholarship helps high school seniors with a $1,000 dollar award. Participants must be members of Del Norte Credit Union before applying and plan to enroll full-time a an accredited two-year or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school for the entire 2021-2022 school year. For more information visit DNCU.org or email klsalazar@dncu.org.

The LANL foundation offers a variety of scholarship opportunities for those seeking a traditional 4 year undergraduate experience or a career pathway. The applications opens on October 1st with a deadline on January 19th. To find out more visit LANLFOUNDATION.org or contact Mike Ammerman at scholarships@lanlfoundation.org.

The DREAM.US offers the National Scholarship for motivated DREAMERS and locked out DREAMERS that meet their qualifications. This scholarship can be thought of as a "Pell Grant" that will cover your tuition and fees up to a maximum of $16,500 for an associate degree and $33,000 for a bachelor’s degree, at one of their Partner Colleges. To find out more visit thedream.us or email TheDream.US@applyISTS.com.

Answering the question "What Drives You?" can enter you to win a scholarship ranging from $5,000-$1,500. All graduating seniors that are residents of New Mexico can apply. Each finalist will be guaranteed a minimum $1,500 award if they create and submit a unique 1-2 min. video that expands on their essay in their own candid words, visuals, etc. Visit yourturn2apply.com to find out more.