In 2007-08, 8.4 million students did not fill out a FAFSA and 2.3 million of those students were eligible for a Pell Grant.

Complete your FAFSA this year, to become eligible for some of the $154 billion in federal aid.

What is a FAFSA?

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is your ticket to paying for college. It is the federal form that helps determine federal student aid. Also, colleges, universities, and vocational schools use the FAFSA to determine your complete financial aid package, which can include: scholarships, grants, work-study awards, and loan assistance.

What aid is available?

Over $154 billion in federal financial aid is available, and two in three undergraduates receive aid.

What do I need to bring?

Students and/or parents will need the following information:

Do my parents and I need to have completed our 2014 taxes?

No. While it is recommended that you complete your taxes prior to filing the FAFSA, you can still file your FAFSA by estimating values. We do recommend, however that you submit actual numbers after you have finished filing your taxes through a FAFSA correction.

Is there a deadline?

You can submit your 2014-2015 FAFSA beginning after January 1, 2014, and it is recommended that you apply by March 1 for priority consideration from the financial aid offices. Many colleges will accept a FAFSA after this date, but, since aid is awarded on a first-come basis at many colleges, more aid may be available by filing early.

Where can I get help?


Click here to learn about locations across New Mexico where you can get free, professional assistance in completing your FAFSA.

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