Just announced: New one-time student loan debt relief to be granted based on income. Student loan payment pause extended through 12/31/2022.

Take Control of Your Financial Future

Financial Aid understands that loans and repayment can seem intimidating when there is no one to guide you on making those smart money moves.  So, New Mexico State University has partnered with ECMC Solutions, a private repayment counseling service that can help break down your loans, repayment options, and financial budgeting to stay on track after receiving your degree.

Student Loan Resources

You can also log into your Federal Student Aid account to review your student loan history and to get more information on your loan servicer. credentials and you'll have quick access to your student loan account. You can also test out all available repayment plans using the Student Aid Loan Simulator which breaks down your overall debt and monthly payments that suit your financial situation. If you are interested in Student Loan Debt Relief please review the eligibility and requirements.

Manage Student Loans Loan Simulator Biden-Harris Student Debt Relief Plan

Aggies Dodging Default

We don't want to see our Aggies go into default because of the following consequences:

  • The entire unpaid balance and accrued interest becomes due and payable immediately
  • Losing your deferment options
  • Losing eligibility for additional federal student financial aid
  • Your account is assigned to a collection agency
  • Your account will be reported as delinquent to credit bureaus, damaging your credit rating
  • The Federal Government can intercept any income tax refund due to you or you and your spouse
  • Late fees, additional interest, court costs, collection fees, attorney's fees, and other costs incurred in collecting your loan will increase your loan debt
  • Your employer (at the request of the Federal Government) can garnish part of your wages and send them to the government
  • The Federal Government can take legal action against you
  • Losing your state-issued drivers license
  • Losing your professional licensure

Defaulted Loans

If you’ve missed a payment or are having trouble making payments, immediately contact and discuss options with the organization that handles billing and other services for your loan to avoid defaulting on your account. 

If you don’t know who your  is, call the  Information Center (FSAIC) at 1-800-433-3243.

Through a new initiative—called “Fresh Start”—eligible borrowers in default can access federal student aid again. Learn about the Fresh Start for loans in default. If you are a returning NMSU student with defaulted loans, please complete our Fresh Start Form and submit this document to our office