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New FAFSA’s will be out for the 2018-2019 school year starting October 1st! Please follow these steps to ensure your file is completed in a timely manner:

If you are required to file 2016 taxes, please do so as early as possible using E-File (a paper tax return will delay the FAFSA process)

  1. Apply for Admissions in a degree-seeking program.
  2. Create a FSA ID. Be sure to use an email address that you will have access to after you leave college and that your name matches your social security card. NOTE: If you are under the age of 24, please have your parents create a FSA ID with their own email address.
  3. Log into FAFSA and select the aid year you are applying for (NOTE: An academic year starts on August 1 and ends on July 31)
  4. Create a myNMSU account to review any requirements and to enroll for direct deposit.
  5. Wait 7 to 10 business days after submitting your FAFSA to review your requirements on your myNMSU account.
    • Please submit all requirements to the Financial Aid Office if you are selected for verification.
  6. Accept the Terms and Conditions on myNMSU
  1. Log into FAFSA and select the aid year you are applying for. NOTE: an academic year starts on August 1 and ends on July 31.
  2. Wait 7 to 10 business days after submitting FAFSA to review your requirements on your myNMSU account.
    • Please submit all requirements to the Financial aid office for processing if you are selected for verification.
  3. Accept the Terms and Conditions on your mynmsu account.

Tools to help with the Application Process

Create an FSA ID. An FSA ID gives you access to Federal Student Aid’s online systems and serves as your legal signature.

How to complete your FAFSA

Seven Easy Steps to Completing the FAFSA.

Ordering Tax Transcripts

If you are selected for verification, you can order your tax transcripts for FREE from the IRS.

Linking Tax Information

The FAFSA allows you to link your tax return directly to your application using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool! Learn more in this IRS Data Retrieval Tool video from NMSU.

MyNMSU Instruction Guide

The MyNMSU instruction Guide will help you with navigating the MyNMSU system for your financial aid needs.

  1. Review the Student Loan section
  2. Request Student loan
  3. Accept Student loan on myNMSU

Basic Eligibility Requirements

The Financial Aid Office provides information for Work-Study positions on and off campus.

Work-Study Eligibility

  • Complete a FAFSA and demonstrate financial need
  • Have completed the admissions process
  • Enrolled as a degree-seeking student
  • Enrolled in 6 credit hours as an undergraduate student
  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

WS Request form

Name:*
Student ID:*
NMSU E-mail:*
Phone Number:*
Requested Semester:*
Are you employed as a work-study?*
I authorize the Financial Aid Office to reduce any Subsidized or Unsubsidized Loan in order to make room in my budget (optional)

Contact NMSU-Alamogordo Human Resources for a listing of current job posting located in CB 302.

Retrieving your Award Letter

  1. Log in to your myNMSU account
  2. Under Quick Links, select Financial Aid
  3. Click Award
  4. Select Aid Year
  5. In Award Overview, print the section under Financial Aid Award by Term
  6. Have supervisor sign award letter and return to NMSU Alamogordo HR Office

Scholar Dollars

apply for all your nmsu scholarships in one place. scholar dollars. scholarship.nmsu.edu