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.
CARES Act Emergency Funding for Students
With funds provided by the CARES Act, the NMSU system (including DACC) will begin processing and distributing aid to qualifying* students who experienced unexpected costs resulting from on-campus disruption caused by COVID-19. Please complete this form, so that NMSU-DACC can review your application.
*Due to limiting funding and regulations, only Title IV qualifying students (those who are eligible for federal aid such as grants, work-study, and direct loans) can receive funds from this program. If you have not already done so, please complete a 19-20 FAFSA to determine eligibility.
For qualifying students, please ensure you have direct deposit set up for speedier release of funds.
Please allow 7-10 business days for your request to be processed. All funds are processed by the UAR Office.
FIND THE APPLICATION HERE: https://fa.nmsu.edu/cares-emergency-request/
-Due to recent guidelines regarding the COVID-19 virus, DACC is working to reduce face to face visits into the Financial Aid Office. Please be assured that we are still available to assist you with your financial aid needs. Office staff are extremely limited due to the guidelines on gathering and social distancing, so we recommend emailing your advisor with any concerns or questions on your aid.
-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. You can email a screenshot of your completed entrance counseling to your advisor and they will satisfy your pending entrance counseling requirement.
-ALL FAFSA workshops have been postponed until further notice. You can still complete your FAFSA application by going to fafsa.ed.gov and entering DACC’s School code: E00876.
-The Scholarship Recognition Dinner has been postponed until further notice.
-If you have any questions about your financial aid, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org 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:
We will post more information as it becomes available.
Stay safe and we will see you soon!
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