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Financial Aid/Scholarships

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

MONEY IS AVAILABLE! EVEN IF YOU THINK YOU MIGHT NOT QUALIFY!

SOME NEW MEXICO COLLEGES REQUIRE THE FAFSA TO BE ON FILE FOR THE LOTTERY!

What is needed to complete the FAFSA:

Identity, Family + Other Info

  • Both the parent and student need to create separate FSA IDs
  • Parent(s) and student’s full legal names
  • Parent(s) and student’s birth dates
  • Parent(s) and student’s Social Security Number (SSN), permanent resident card, green card, or I-94 (Note- if your parent doesn’t have a SSN you can still apply- see Tips section)
  • Parent(s) and student’s mobile phone numbers and emails (if available, cannot be the same)
  • List of schools the student is considering
  • Student’s driver’s license (if they have one)
  • Parent(s) marriage status and dates. If divorced, the month and year of the divorce.

Tax & Financial Info

  • Parent(s) and student’s federal tax return (If they have one)
  • Parent(s) and student’s W-2 and other records of income.
  • Annual amounts of untaxed income received in the household (SSI, Child Support, SNAP Benefits, etc.)
  • Bank statements and records of investments (the home you live in and retirement accounts are not counted here)
  • If your parent owns a business with more than 100 employees, or an investment farm, know the total value of the business.

FAFSA

Who is my parent for FAFSA?