DACC Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships 

Getting Started 

Before Starting the FAFSA you will need to create an FSA ID

An FSA ID gives you access to Federal Student Aid's online systems and can serve as your legal signature. Create an FSA ID using your own personal information and for your own exclusive use.

Need help with your FSA ID?



You’ve probably heard of the FAFSA, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, but do you know what it is and 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, as it determines the amount that you or your family will be contributing to your post-secondary education. The results of the FAFSA determine a student's grants, work-study, and loan eligibility. We recommend that everyone completes the FAFSA.

 *FAFSA SCHOOL CODE (Doña Ana Community College): E00876 

FAFSA Workshops

The DACC Financial Aid Office hosts free workshops to help students and families complete FAFSA applications. The best time to complete your FAFSA application is between October 1st and March 1st. If you would like help completing the application, or you just have questions, join us for one of our workshops. Bring your information (see below) and we will help you complete and submit your FAFSA application. 

What do I need to complete the FAFSA application?

Parents and students must create an FSA ID. The FAFSA application must also be signed  electronically.

  • Your Social Security Number
  • Your A-Number (if you're not a U.S. citizen)
  • 2022 Federal income tax returns, records of child support received; and your current balance of cash, savings, and checking accounts (Note: You must provide consent and approval to disclose your federal tax information to be eligible for federal student aid.)
  • Bank statements and records of investments (if applicable), net worth of investments, businesses, and farms
  • Records of untaxed income (if applicable)
  • An FSA ID (account username and password) to log in to StudentAid.gov and start the FAFSA form electronically
If you have any questions, please contact our office at (575) 528-7000 or finaid@dacc.nmsu.edu
Students with disabilities may contact our office for individual assistance.

 Visit Crimson Connection to view all upcoming Financial Aid and FAFSA Workshops. 

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