books and graduationGeneral Information for All Applicants

All federal and state grants are processed when a students completes a FAFSA application.

Federal Grants

Pell Grant

Provides need-based grants to low-income undergraduate students to promote access to post-secondary education. Grant amounts are dependent on: the students expected family contribution (EFC), the cost of attendance (COA), the student’s enrollment status (full-time, part-time) and whether a student attends for a full academic year or less.


Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) is a federal grant awarded to undergraduate students with exceptional financial need. Priority is given to Pell Grant recipients.

State Grants

The State of New Mexico offers a number of grants and scholarships to students who graduate from New Mexico High schools.

College Affordability Grant

Must be a New Mexico resident, complete the FAFSA, and demonstrate unmet financial need. Student must be a degree seeking undergraduate and enrolled at least half-time. May not be receiving other state grants and have graduated with a high school diploma or GED and must be meeting satisfactory academic progress.

Student Incentive Grant

New Mexico Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership Grant– LEAP (formerly known as SSIG) is a combined federal and state grant awarded to undergraduate students to help with educational costs. To be eligible for LEAP, you must be a New Mexico resident with demonstrated exceptional need.