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Financial Aid

The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships
Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships Staff Directory
Main Office 505-454-3318 or 1-800-379-4038
Fax: 505-454-3398
New Mexico Highlands University School Code: 002653

Welcome to Highlands! 



Important Financial Aid Notice

The 2021-22 FAFSA is available starting October 1, 2020 through June 30, 2022 for fall 2021, spring 2022 and summer 2022. The free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is online at The FAFSA must be completed every year to be eligible for Federal Aid. These funds include the Pell Grant, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Federal Work Study and Direct Student Loans.

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FAFSA and FSA ID Tips (video)

To view your financial aid information and awards, visit Self Service Banner/Student Awards.

Always follow up with our office after completing the FAFSA. We communicate through your NMHU email to notify you of any forms needed from our office. Click below to print financial aid forms needed to complete your financial aid file.

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Types of financial aid

Grants  | Loans  | Scholarships  | Student Employment |

Student resources

Disbursement Dates

NMHU Consumer Information

Financial Wellness

Constitution Day

New Mexico Higher Education Department

Federal Student Aid

US Department of Education COVID-19 information


Financial aid and scholarships FAQs

Where do I submit my financial aid documents that are being requested by the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships?
Please submit all requested documents to the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships via email at Once we receive your documents, we will send a confirmation email to you or your parent. If we need more information, we will email you.

When will my financial aid disburse to my student account?
Financial aid disbursements are on the third week of classes for each semester. Reimbursements will be available starting on the third Friday of the semester if your financial aid file is complete. Disbursements are posted to student accounts on Tuesdays and Thursdays for the remaining semester, and reimbursements are available on Fridays. Inquiries related to reimbursements should be sent to the Student Accounts Receivable Office at or by calling 505-454-3444. Disbursement Dates

When are loan disbursements?
Two term loans (fall/spring) are disbursed into two disbursements. The first disbursement is in the fall semester and the second disbursement is in spring semester. One-term loans (spring only, summer only) are disbursed in two disbursements as well. The first disbursement is disbursed when the loan is processed and second disbursement at mid-terms.

Are there emergency funds available for students to apply for through the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships?
For emergency funding provided from NMHU, please contact the NMHU Foundation Office at and/or the Student Relations Coordinator, Michelle Bencomo, at

Important Dates

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    NMHU Back In The Saddle Homecoming 2021

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    Run for Homecoming Court!

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    "Mi America: The Evolution of an American Family" author, Manuel Romero