Financial Aid

Aggie Support Update:


Due to recent guidelines regarding the COVID-19 virus, NMSU Carlsbad 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.
We are also offering appointments via TEAMS or ZOOM if you are interested in meeting with us on a one on one basis! To request an appointment or to ask a question, please contact
To complete a FAFSA Application or ask us General FAFSA Questions
Evelyn Mendez
To turn in paperwork for Financial Aid needed by NMSU Carlsbad Financial Aid office
Annette Garcia
Student loan information, Unsatisfactory Academic Progress (Financial Aid suspension/ warning), other issues.
Diana Campos
For questions about scholarships and Veterans Administration benefits
Jeannie Nichols


ALL In-Person loan counseling events have been postponed until further notice. You can still complete your Entrance Counseling and Master Promissory Note online at 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.

Submit the 2020-21 FAFSA

The 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is now open. Complete your FAFSA to determine what federal aid you can receive. You will need income information for 2018.
Create/Retrieve your Federal Student ID                         

NMSU Carlsbad Scholar Dollar$ Scholarship Application is open!

The 2020-21 Scholar Dollar$ application is now open! Apply today to be considered for additional scholarships.

Our Mission

The Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarship Services supports the University’s mission by providing access and equal opportunity for financial assistance to eligible students through federal, state, institutional, and private sources regardless of sex, color, age, or other circumstance.

Our Philosophy

The philosophy of the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarship Services is that no student should be denied a college education due to lack of financial resources. Our goal is to provide understandable information, timely service, and monetary assistance while maintaining stewardship of the public funds.


  • You MUST have completed a Free Application for Student Financial Aid (FAFSA) form. (Make sure to have your previous years tax information available. If you are a dependent student your parents tax information is also necessary).
  • You must be a United States citizen, national, or permanent resident to apply for financial aid.
  • You must have a high school diploma, a GED, or pass an independently administered test (approved by the U.S. Department of Education) to meet Ability to Benefit requirements.
  • If required, you must register with Selective Service or sign a statement indicating you’ve done so.
  • You must be in good academic standing and be making satisfactory academic progress towards your degree.
  • You must enroll at least half time (6 hours for undergraduates or 5 hours for graduates) for federal aid programs and full time (12 hours for undergraduates or 9 hours for graduates) for scholarships.
  • Need must be clearly established for need-based aid.
  • You must sign a statement verifying you do not owe a refund on a federal grant nor are you in default on a federal student loan.
No student will be denied financial assistance on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
Estimate Your Aid
The Net Price Calculator can help you determine your federal, state, and institutional aid eligibility. Go through the steps to find your estimated financial aid.

Contact us!

Phone: (575) 234-9225 to leave a message; voicemails checked daily

Mailing Address:

Financial Aid & Scholarship Services
New Mexico State University-Carlsbad
1500 University Drive
Carlsbad, NM 88220