Financial Aid


NMSU Grants Title IV Code is 008854
Nicole Kormick, Financial Aid Processor & Scholarship Coordinator
Email: nkormick@nmsu.edu
Telephone: 505-287-6621

Patrick Clingman, VPSS
Email: ppc@nmsu.edu
Telephone: 505-287-6628


Free Application for Federal Student Aid [FAFSA]

If you are a degree-seeking student, complete the annual FAFSA, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Applicants, and parents, must create a FSA ID (which replaces the former "pin number"). Be sure to keep your FSA ID in a safe place so that you can access it as needed.  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. You may complete a FAFSA anytime, however the deadline for the academic year is June 30. Once you have submitted your FAFSA, check your my.NMSU.edu 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. If you or your parents filed taxes, link to the IRS within FAFSA, which will reduce the verification requirements.  If you cannot link successfully, order a tax return transcript from www.irs.gov, or call 1-800-908-9946 to request one.  Allow up to two weeks to receive your transcript. Temporarily, due to problems with the IRS Retrieval system, the Department of Education is allowing us to use signed copies of your federal tax forms. This may change at anytime.

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, Work Study, 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.