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.


Our office will be hosting FAFSA Workshop Sessions to help students complete their FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) applications. This application is the first step for students to receive any federal student aid. These events are open to new and continuing students.


East Mesa Campus 2800 N. Sonoma Ranch Blvd, Las Cruces, NM 88011

Academic Resources Bldg. (DAAR) – Library Classroom 203G


  • Tuesday, January 25th, 2022 @ 9am to 10am
  • Tuesday, February 22nd, 2022 @ 9am to 10am
  • Tuesday, March 22nd, 2022 @ 9am to 10am
  • Tuesday, April 5th, 2022 @ 9am to 10am
  • Tuesday, July 12th, 2022 @ 9am to 10am


Espina Campus 3400 S. Espina St, Las Cruces, NM 88003

Academic Readiness Center (ARC), DAMA Room 116E


  • Thursday, February 3rd, 2022 @ 3pm to 4pm
  • Thursday, March 3rd, 2022 @ 3pm to 4pm
  • Thursday, April 21st, 2022 @ 3pm to 4pm
  • Thursday, May 5th, 2022 @ 3pm to 4pm
  • Thursday, June 2nd, 2022 @ 3pm to 4pm


Gadsden Center 1700 Ohara Rd, Anthony, NM 88021

DAGA Room 136, located in Roadrunner Hall


  • Tuesday November 2, 2021 @ 3pm to 4:30pm


What to bring: 

  • Please set up your FSA ID for a quicker process BEFORE attending a workshop by visiting. Create your FSA ID here.
  • Student and/or parent (if applicable) 2020/2019 Federal Tax Returns/Transcripts as well as all W-2 forms
  • 2020/2019 Untaxed Income tax records
  • Social Security card – It is important that you enter your Social Security Number correctly!
  • If married, your spouse’s 2020/2019 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)
  • Please arrive on time – students who arrive at closing time will need to attend a future session.

If you have any questions please call 575-528-7000

*Students with disabilities may contact our office for individual assistance.


-Despite the Covid-19 virus, please be assured that we are still available to assist you with your financial aid needs. There are staff members available to assist you at the East Mesa Campus, Monday-Friday. As always, you can also reach out to your advisor via email or phone.

-ALL In-Person loan counseling events have been postponed until further notice. You can still complete your Entrance Counseling online at studentloans.gov. You will need to login using your FSA ID and enter the school as New Mexico State University.

-If you need help sending your documents to us, blank forms can be found HERE and instructions on using your mobile device to scan documents can be found HERE.

-If you have any questions about your financial aid, email us at finaid@dacc.nmsu.edu or email your advisor directly. Contact information for FA staff can be found at https://dacc.nmsu.edu/fa/contact-us-2/.

-Should you have further questions (including closures, extended spring break, etc) about NMSU and DACC, please refer to the following websites:



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