Getting Your Financial Aid Started

Students are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as early as possible prior to UNM Priority Filing Deadline of January 3rd. Please review the following guides to gain optimal consideration for financial aid each year. Please contact AISS at 505-277-6343, if you have any questions.

  1. FAFSA stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid
  2. Complete your application online at
  3. By completing your FAFSA you gain the opportunity of receiving FREE money from the Federal Government and the State (if you qualify)
  4. Financial Aid consists of FREE grants, student loans, and Workstudy
  5. If you are NOT interested in student loans, please get in touch with the Student Financial Aid Office via Loans may occupy space that otherwise may be filled by a scholarship; also you may apply for student loans at anytime throughout the school year; but we recommend you use them as a last option
  6. ***ALL Tribal scholarships request that you have a completed FAFSA (UNM will not submit FNA’s to your Tribe until you have a completed FAFSA and a completed financial aid file)
  7. **UNM’s Priority Filing Deadline is January 3rd for the upcoming school year.
  1. Check the status of your application online through LoboWeb
    • You may print your Award Letter and also view your account information online
  2. If you have missing documents, submit them to Financial Aid at OneStop, 1st floor NW corner of Mesa Vista Hall (remember it is important to have a complete file).


  1. Review the various scholarship listings on our website:
  2. Automated FNA process:, Click on “Forms”, Select “Forms for 2019-2020”, Click on “Financial Needs Analysis Request-ONLINE”.
    • You must have a complete FAFSA
    • You must have a complete Financial Aid file
    • You must be in good academic standing
  6. Tips to keep in mind:  Scholarship Handout
Maintain good grades to remain competitive for the various scholarships you apply for.  UNM’s policy may be found in the UNM Catalog (  As it pertains to Financial Aid, refer to and click on the link for “Satisfactory Academic Progress”.  For answers to immediate questions, please see your academic advisor.