NMSU Grants Title IV Code is 008854 – you will need this number.
If you are a degree-seeking student, you are encouraged to complete the annual FAFSA, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid. This is normally completed in the spring, shortly after you file your taxes. To allow adequate processing, you need to complete the FAFSA as early as possible, at least six weeks prior to the start of the semester.
Once you have submitted your FAFSA, check your myNMSUedu email and your Financial Aid status for further verification requirements, within one week after submission. Nicole Kormick, Financial Aid Specialist, will assist you with the verification process. Financial aid cannot be disbursed until your file is complete and the semester begins. Check the NMSU Verification Policy.
NMSU Grants processes and awards all financial aid for our students. Please come to the Student Services Office or call for any financial aid questions. Questions will be directed to us from the Las Cruces office.
FAFSA is your gateway to federal Pell Grants, state grants, Direct Student loans, Perkins loans, and many scholarships. There are many federal Department of Education requirements for academic and financial eligibility and it is in your best interest to become very familiar with these requirements. Please refer to NMSU Las Cruces Financial Aid for more detailed information. Another helpful website is Federal Student Aid.
After completing your FAFSA application, if you feel you need to take out a student loan (in addition to any grant funding you’re eligible for):
- Download this Loan Request form.
- Complete the form.
- Schedule an appointment with an Advisor to review your loan request by calling 287-6678 or by email.
- Submit all official college transcripts to NMSU Grants for admissions and financial aid. Missing transcripts may be grounds for suspension or delay in financial aid.
- Report all resources to our office of financial aid: scholarships, tuituion waivers, stipends, WIA, DVR, etc. All awards are subject to revision due to changes in policy, law, regulations, or errors in funding. You are responsible to repay excess funds disbursed for any of these reasons.
- Attend class. You earn your financial aid by attending and completing class. You may be billed for any portion of financial aid you did not earn by attending and completing or early withdrawal.
- Maintain satisfactory academic progress. This means a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0, passing at least 67% of your courses, and completing your degree by the time you’ve registered for 90 credit hours, regardless of performance.
- See a financial aid advisor for guidance and submitting an Appeal if you are unsatisfactory. Check your financial aid status in your my.NMSU.edu account.
More Financial Aid Information
- NMSU Las Cruces Financial Aid page
- Scholarship and Work Study opportunities at NMSU Grants
- Financial Aid Terms and Conditions (the fine-but-important print)