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
Email: financialaid@nmhu.edu

New Mexico Highlands University School Code: 002653

Welcome to Highlands! 

NMHU’s President Minner and Vice President Roxanne Gonzales welcome students and encourage everyone to complete their current FAFSA. Concepcion Perez-Carrillo and Damien DeRego also provide testimonials on how financial aid assisted with completing their degrees at NMHU.


Important Financial Aid Notice

How to Submit FAFSA 24-25 webinar in Spanish

Como Presentar el Formulario FAFSA 24-25 webinar

Federal Student Aid invites you to join our free federal financial aid webinar in Spanish with English subtitles, on Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at 8 p.m. Eastern Time.

This session will be open for students, families, college access professionals and those who support Spanish speaking communities. We will outline the process to submit the 2024–25 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) Form.

The recording will be available on the FSA Outreach YouTube channel @FSAOutreach.

Register now: https://forms.office.com/g/QyqA5mNxAw

En Espanol:

La oficina de Ayuda Federal para Estudiantes le invita a unirse a nuestro seminario web gratuito sobre ayuda financiera federal en español con subtítulos en inglés, el miércoles 17 de abril de 2024 a las 8 p.m. hora del este.

Esta sesión estará abierta para estudiantes, familias, profesionales de acceso a la universidad y aquellos que apoyan a las comunidades de habla hispana. Describiremos el proceso para presentar el formulario 2024-25 de Solicitud Gratuita de Ayuda Federal para Estudiantes (FAFSA®).

La grabación estará disponible en el canal de YouTube de FSA Outreach @FSAOutreach.

Registerse ahora en: https://forms.office.com/g/QyqA5mNxAw



The 2024-2025 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form is now available. You can complete the FAFSA form at https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa.

Many students and families have been experiencing issues with the new FAFSA, such as problems with contributors trying to input their information or screens freezing. The Department of Education is currently working to fix the issues. Until these issues can be resolved, please be award that you may encounter challenges when filling out your 2024-2025 that begins with the Fall 2024 semester. The NMHU Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships will provide updates on this page for continued guidance as more information is made available by The Department of Education.

Updates on 2024-2025 FAFSA Issues:

2024-2025 FAFSA Issue Alerts Page

2024-2025 FAFSA FAQ

Federal Student Aid YouTube videos

Check on the status your completed 2024-2025 FAFSA at:

Call the Federal Student Aid Information Center (FSAIC):

Federal Student Aid Live Chat

Follow Federal Student Aid on social media (Twitter (X)InstagramFacebook).

2024-2025 FAFSA Simplification Act Update


The 2023-24 FAFSA is available October 1, 2022 through June 30, 2024 for Fall 2023, Spring 2024 and Summer 2024. The free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is online at https://studentaid.gov. 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.

New Mexico Opportunity Scholarship:
Learn more about how to access tuition-free college in New Mexico through the New Mexico Opportunity Scholarship.

Understanding Tuition-Free College in New Mexico – YouTube


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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 financialaid@nmhu.edu. 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 Wednesdays for the remaining semester, and reimbursements are available on Fridays. Inquiries related to reimbursements should be sent to the Student Accounts Receivable Office at sar@nmhu.edu 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 ftashamartinez@nmhu.edu.