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Dona Ana Community College Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships


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NM Lottery Scholarship Eligibility Change Begins Fall 2014

Beginning this fall 2014 semester, incoming NM students who meet other eligibility requirements will need to successfully complete 12 credit hours with a first term GPA of 2.5 or higher to earn the NM Lottery Scholarship.  

To maintain eligibility, students will need to complete 12 graded "new" credit hours each semester while maintaining a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.  Student can earn the NM Lottery Scholarship for up to three semesters at a 2-year institution.

**Students who have received the scholarship for at least three semesters (including spring 2014) are consideredlegacy students; thus must complete 12 credit hours each semester with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher for a total of four semesters at a 2-year institution.

First-Time Student Loan Borrowers - Disbursement Rules

Requirements for ALL First-Time Student Loan Borrowers at DACC.  

Know when your student loan will disburse!

REQUIRED for Federal Student LOAN Disbursement!

Any FIRST-TIME loan borrowers will need to complete an In-Person Entrance Counseling session offered by the DACC Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships. Entrance Counseling is a Federal requirement for FIRST-TIME borrowers; teaching students their rights and responsiblities of borrowing a federal student loan. In-Person Entrance Counseling takes place at various times and locations including, East Mesa Center Auditorium, Gadsden Center (Room 117) and Sunland Park Center (Room 114). Register for the sessions at the following link; DACC In Person Entrance Counseling.

***Promissory Note requirements still need to be completed at***

For all FIRST-TIME loan borrowing FRESHMAN (0-27 credit hours), there will be a 30-day hold on Subsidized and/or Unsubsidized Federal Direct Student Loans and Pekins Loans.

For questions, visit our office at the East Mesa Center, Student Resource Building, Rm. 109 or call (575) 527-7696.


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Doña Ana Community College Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships strives to provide financial resources for students pursuing higher education by assisting with the elimination of financial barriers. We are committed to promoting an affordable and accessible education to a diverse student population.


  • Provide quality customer service and accurate information.
  • Process aid efficiently and in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Provide precise and clear consumer information regarding financial aid.
  • Maximize sources of governmental, institutional, and private funding for students.
  • Work cooperatively and communicate effectively with other NMSU/DACC offices and the community in meeting the goals of the institution.

Financial aid is money that is given, earned, or lent to help students pay for their education.  Federal government programs provide approximately 70% of the financial aid granted nationwide.  Though the term "financial aid"is frequently used to describe any funds a student obtains to attend college, it is important to recognize different types of financial aid. Keeping it as simple as possible and ignoring the few exceptions, there are four major categories of financial aid; Grants, Loans, Workstudy, and Scholarships.

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