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The dates listed here are the deadlines by which a student must accept their Federal Financial Aid Award.

  • Loans: Must be accepted within 30 days of the first day of the current semester.
  • Grants & Scholarships: Accepted automatically on your behalf. There are no deadlines.
  • Work-study: Students must find employment within the first 30 days of class or funds will be canceled.

Application Deadlines

  • FAFSA applications open January 1st.
  • NMSU’s Priority Deadline is March 1st. File by this deadline to gain priority status for some aid.
  • Scholar Dollar$ is open October 1st – March 1st. (Please use Chrome or Mozilla)
  • For information about admissions applications deadlines, please visit Admissions.

Acceptance Information

For more information about accepting Loans, click the preceding link.