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College Affordability Grant

Must be a New Mexico resident, complete the FAFSA, and demonstrate unmet financial need. Student must be a degree seeking undergraduate and enrolled at least half-time. May not be receiving other state grants and have graduated with a high school diploma or GED and must be meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress.

Pell Grant

The Federal Pell Grant is a Federal Grant awarded only to undergraduate students. The award amount is determined by enrollment and the expected family contribution as indicated on the Student Aid Report and is dependent on the estimated cost of attendance at NMSU.

SEOG Grant

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG): is a Federal Grant awarded to undergraduate students with exceptional financial need. Priority is given to Pell Grant recipients.


The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program provides grants of up to $2,000 per semester and up to $4,000 per year in “grant” aid to eligible undergraduate and graduate students. Eligible undergraduate students may not receive more than $16,000 and graduate students may receive no more than $8000 in total TEACH Grant. Students enrolled less than full-time will have their TEACH Grant prorated based on enrollment hours. The amount of TEACH Grant awarded when combined with other student aid may not exceed a student’s cost of attendance (COA).  More about the TEACH Grant.