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Financial Aid & Scholarships

IMPORTANT:  Seniors can still apply for FAFSA.  Please see the resources below for helpful information. 


Having a financial plan for college is essential.  Completing the Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will help.  For FAFSA, create your FSA ID first, then apply for Financial Aid. Please see the step by step 

  1. Creating your FSA ID
  2. Applying for FAFSA


  • UNM Educational Opportunity Center - 

    Maria Anchondo, Student Success Specialist

    Email: (Email is the best form of communicating with us at this time.)

    Phone: 505-277-4382 (Please leave a message with contact information and we will give you a call back.) Servicios disponibles en espanol.

  • UNM - is willing to help any student complete their FAFSA even if you aren't attending UNM. Please call 505.277.8900 from 8am to 5pm for support. Also, see links below.
College Board Financial Profile - CSS

In addition to the FAFSA form, many private colleges and universities require students to complete the College Board's financial profile in order to determine how much financial aid and scholarship assistance the student will need.

Create a CSS Profile

Special circumstances - FAFSA

For students who are homeless, you will need to contact the APS Title 1 Homeless Project. (505-256-8239 ext. 66913)

For students who are undocumented, you will need to contact Armando Bustamante who works with El Centro de la Raza at the University of New Mexico. (505-277-5020)

Scholarship Resources for Native American Youth

Scholarship Websites

UPDATE: Some scholarship deadlines have been extended due to the school closures.  Please view the individual scholarships for more details.

Scholarship List 

Please carefully check the scholarship eligibility requirements and deadlines! When applicable, paper copies of applications will be available in the College & Career Center (E-100). We hope you will find these lists to be a valuable resource in your search for scholarship money! Plan ahead: IT TAKES TIME TO FIND AND COMPLETE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS.

High school athlete to College athlete

THe college bound athlete

Plan ahead if you want to be a college athlete. It’s not too early to start figuring out what you need to do to become eligible to play sports in college. The NCAA, NAIA, and NJCAA have processes that you need follow to ensure your eligibility.

If you are a high school athlete who wants to play college-level sports, keep two priorities in mind: COLLEGE FIRST, SPORTS SECOND.

Avoid situations that might leave you without a degree or even a team to play on. Your eligibility is your responsibility!