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!

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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:

  • Profile in Courage Essay Contest: Deadline January 14, 2022. Visit jfklibrary.org to learn more.
  • Nelson O. and Esperanza Baca Gonzales Scholarship: Deadline January 15, 2022. Visit lanlfoundation.org to learn more.
  • ACIS Travel Scholarship: Deadline January 31, 2022. Visit acis.com to learn more.
  • Hispanic Scholarship Fund: Deadline February 2022. Visit hsf.net to learn more.
  • The DREAM US National Scholarship: Deadline February 25, 2022. Visit thedream.us to learn more.
  • Elks Legacy Award: Deadline February 7, 2022. Visit elks.org to learn more.
  • Davidson Fellows Scholarship: Deadline February 10, 2022. Visit davidsongifted.org to learn more.
  • WMU Foundation Scholarship: Deadline February 15, 2022. Visit wmich.edu to learn more.
  • J. Robert Oppenheimer Scholarship: Deadline February 19, 2022. Visit jromc.org to learn more.
  • College Board Opportunities Scholarship: Deadline February 28, 2022. Visit collegeboard.org to learn more.
  • ENMU Freshman Scholarship: Deadline March  6, 2022. Visit enmu.edu to learn more.
  • What Drives You Scholarship: Deadline March 8, 2022. Visit yourturn2apply.com to learn more.
  • New Mexico Manufactured Housing Association Scholarship: Deadline March 16, 2022. Visit scholarships.com to learn more.
  • 505 True Scholarship: Deadline April 5, 2022. Visit newmexico.org to learn more.
  • NMEAF Scholarship: Deadline April 2021. Visit nmeaf.org to learn more.
  • New Mexico Coalition of Educational Leaders Scholarship: Deadline April 9,2021. Email jolynn@nmcel.org to learn more.
  • Career & Technical Education Scholarship: Deadline April 15, 2022. Visit horatioalger.org to learn more.
  • The American Legion Legacy Scholarship Program: Deadline April 15, 2022. Visit legion.org to learn more.
  • Artsmart NM Scholarship: Deadline May 2022. Visit artsmartnm.org to learn more.
  • Presbyterian Church Scholarship: Deadline May 2022. Visit presbyterianmission.org to learn more.
  • A&F Scholarships: Deadline June 12, 2022. 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 at 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.

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. Their Career Pathway Scholarship is available in the spring and fall with deadlines in November and April. This scholarship is perfect for any students that wants to complete a certification or associates degree in a non-profit school/program. To find out more visit LANLFOUNDATION.org or contact Mike Ammerman at scholarships@lanlfoundation.org.

505 Southwestern® New Mexico True Scholars is a scholarship program designed to recognize passion and commitment to pursue higher education and make a positive impact on the agriculture industry in New Mexico. One recipient for the $5,000 scholarship will be selected annually and will be awarded in equal payments over 4 years of undergraduate study. Deadline April 1, 2021. Eligibility: graduating senior from NM, must enroll full time in a NM college/university, 3.0 GPA for 6 semesters in high school,  complete FAFSA, and demonstrate a commitment to making an impact in the agricultural industry and/or overall economy of food and agriculture of New Mexico. To learn more visit newmexico.org or contact edavila@newmexicofoundation.org.

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.