NMSU branding

Information Security

As part of continuing efforts to safeguard your private information, University Financial Aid and Scholarship Services reminds you that valid photo identification is required for all transactions conducted in-person in the Financial Aid Office. No personal, academic, or financial information will be dispensed, even to the individual to whom the information pertains, without positive identification.

Please remember to have your valid photo identification ready when beginning your transaction. Listed below is a complete list of acceptable documentation for this purpose:

• Aggie ID Card
• Driver’s Licenses or other state photo identity cards issued by Department of Motor Vehicles (or equivalent)
• U.S. passport
• U.S. passport card
• U.S. Military ID (active duty or retired military and their dependents, and DOD civilians)
• Permanent Resident Card
• Border Crossing Card
• Native American Tribal Photo ID
• A foreign government-issued passport

Furthermore, no personal, academic or financial information can be dispensed to individuals other than to the individual to whom the information pertains without valid photo identification AND a person-specific release of information authorization form signed by the person to whom the information pertains and that person’s representative. There are no exceptions to any of these rules, in accordance with The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99).

A Consent for Release of Information Form can be found here.

In addition, just as a reminder, specific personal, academic or dollar amount information will not be dispensed over the phone, without exception. Callers are reminded to have their Aggie ID Number ready when calling.

The safety and security of you and your information is of our utmost concern. Thank you for your attention to these important matters.