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Dona Ana Community College

Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships


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Thursday April 9th 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Tuesday April 21st 3:00pm - 4:00pm

DACC East Mesa Campus
2800 N. Sonoma Ranch Blvd
Student Resources Bldg. - Testing Center Room 105

What to bring:
Be sure to bring student and/or parent 2014 Federal Tax Returns/Transcripts as well as all    W-2 Forms.  Please arrive on time; students who arrive at closing time will need to attend a future session.  If you have any questions, please call (575) 527-7696.
Students with disabilities may contact our office for assistance. 

Dates to Remember

For more dates to remember go to page 2 of the DACC Spring Schedule 2015

or click the link below

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Getting on Board

Important Updates

Do you have questions?  Contact us or Ask A Question.


Doña Ana Community College Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships strives to provide financial resources for students pursuing higher education by assisting with the elimination of financial barriers. We are committed to promoting an affordable and accessible education to a diverse student population.


  • Provide quality customer service and accurate information.
  • Process aid efficiently and in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Provide precise and clear consumer information regarding financial aid.
  • Maximize sources of governmental, institutional, and private funding for students.
  • Work cooperatively and communicate effectively with other NMSU/DACC offices and the community in meeting the goals of the institution.

Financial aid is money that is given, earned, or lent to help students pay for their education.  Federal government programs provide approximately 70% of the financial aid granted nationwide.  Though the term "financial aid"is frequently used to describe any funds a student obtains to attend college, it is important to recognize different types of financial aid. Keeping it as simple as possible and ignoring the few exceptions, there are four major categories of financial aid; Grants, Loans, Workstudy, and Scholarships.

First-Time Student Loan Borrowers - Disbursement Rules

Requirements for ALL First-Time Student Loan Borrowers at DACC.  

Know when your student loan will disburse!

REQUIRED for Federal Student LOAN Disbursement!

Any FIRST-TIME loan borrowers will need to complete an In-Person Entrance Counseling session offered by the DACC Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships. Entrance Counseling is a Federal requirement for FIRST-TIME borrowers; teaching students their rights and responsiblities of borrowing a federal student loan. In-Person Entrance Counseling takes place at various times and locations including, East Mesa Center Auditorium, Gadsden Center (Room 117) and Sunland Park Center (Room 114). Register for the sessions at the following link; DACC In Person Entrance Counseling.

***Promissory Note requirements still need to be completed at***

For all FIRST-TIME loan borrowing FRESHMAN (0-27 credit hours), there will be a 30-day hold on Subsidized and/or Unsubsidized Federal Direct Student Loans and Pekins Loans.

For questions, visit our office at the East Mesa Center, Student Resource Building, Rm. 109 or call (575) 527-7696.

New FSA ID to Replace FSA PIN Coming Soon!

Students and student loan borrowers enter a four-digit personal identifcation number (PIN) to access the FAFSA® on the web application, NSLDS® student loan information, and  There will be a change in this login process soon.

Users will authenticate teir identity by entering a new FSA ID, which will be comprised of a user-selected usermane and password.

For more information, visit the DACC Office of Fiancial Aid & Scholarships.