Getting Started

Before Starting the FAFSA - create an FSA ID

An FSA ID gives you access to Federal Student Aid's online systems and can serve as your legal signature. 

*only create an FSA ID using your own personal information and for your own exclusive use* Need help creating an FSA ID?

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 a student's grants, work-study, and loan eligibility. We recommend that everyone fills out 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. 

Please set up your FSA ID for a quicker process BEFORE attending a workshop.

  • Student and/or parent (if applicable) 2021 Federal Tax Returns/Transcripts as well as all W-2 forms
  • 2021 Untaxed Income tax records
  • Social Security card – It is important that you enter your Social Security Number correctly!
  • If married, your spouse’s 2021 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 contact our office at (575) 528-7000 or

Students with disabilities may contact our office for individual assistance.