Before Starting the FAFSA: Create an FSA ID

To create an FSA ID CLICK HERE.  For questions about the FSA ID please visit https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa/filling-out/fsaid#pin-replacement

FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid):

You’ve probably heard of the FAFSA, but do you know what it is and just how important it can be for you and your family? Filling out the FAFSA is one of the first steps in the financial aid process, and determines the amount that you or your family will be contributing to your post secondary education. The results of the FAFSA determine student grants, work-study, and loan amounts. We recommend that everyone fills out the FAFSA; it only takes about an hour to complete, and you may be surprised with the results. Click here to start your FAFSA now.



2017 FAFSA Workshops

Location: DACC East Mesa Campus
2800 N. Sonoma Ranch Blvd
Academic Resources Bldg. (DAAR) – Library Classroom 203G

  • Thursday September 6th, 9:00-10:00AM
  • Thursday, September 28th, 9:00-10:00AM
  • Thursday, October 5th, 9:00-10:00AM
  • Wednesday, October 25th, 9:00-10:00AM
  • Thursday, November 2nd, 9:00-10:00AM
  • Tuesday November, 28th, 9:00-10:00AM

Location: DACC Central Campus
3400 S. Espina
DAMA, ARC Lab, Room 116E

  • Tuesday, September 12th, 3:30-4:30PM
  • Tuesday, October 17th, 3:30-4:30PM
  • Wednesday, November 15th, 3:30-4:30PM
  • Thursday, December 7th, 3:30-4:30PM

Location: DACC Gadsden Center
1700 E. O’Hara Road Anthony , NM 88021

  • Wednesday, September 13th, 9:00-10:00AM Room 127
  • October TBA
  • November TBA
  • December TBA

Location: DACC Sunland Park
3365 McNutt Road Sunland Park, NM 88063

  • Thursday September 21st, 3:00-4:00PM Room 118
  • October TBA
  • November TBA
  • December TBA

For the 2016-2017 school year you will need financial information from 2015.  You will need and/or refer to:

  • FSA ID: Go to https://fsaid.ed.gov to sign up.  For question about the FSA ID please visit https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa/filling-out/fsaid#pin-replacement
  • 2015 Federal Tax Return and W-2 forms
  • 2015 Untaxed Income tax records
  • Social Security card – It is important that you enter your Social Security Number correctly!
  • If married, your spouse’s 2015 Federal Tax Return
  • Foreign Tax Return, or Tax Return for Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Marshall Islands, the Federal States of Micronesia, or Palau
  • Your alien registration or permanent resident card (if you are not a U.S. citizen)

If you have any questions please call 575-527-7696

*Some Financial Aid Awards are limited and are awarded on a first-come-first-serve basis.
**Students with disabilities may contact our office for individual assistance**

Students requiring transcripts from the IRS will do the following:

  1. Choose your transcript…
    1. Tax Return Transcript provides most line items from your original return.
    2. Tax Account Transcript provides basic info, including marital status, type of return filed, AGI, taxable income, and later adjustments, if any.
  2. Gather your information…
    1. Social Security Number(or your IRS individual taxpayer identification number);
    2. Date of Birth;
    3. Street address; and
    4. Zip Code or Postal Code.
  3. Go get your transcript!
    1. Go to Order a Transcript or Call 1-800-908-9946

Visit the IRS website for order information. NOTE: We cannot process your request online if you need transcripts mailed to an address other than the one we have on file for you.  To send your transcript to a different address, complete and send Form 4506-7 or call us at 1-800-829-1040.