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Dona Ana Community College Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships


Summer Classes begin May 22nd, apply for financial aid

Apply online now for the 2014-2015 FAFSA application

Gearing up for next fall? The 2014-2015 FAFSA is now open!

Complete your FAFSA application as soon as possible.

REQUIRED for Student LOAN Disbursement!

Any first-time loan borrowers will need to complete an In-Person Entrance Counseling session offered by the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships. Entrance Counseling is a Federal requirement for first time borrowers that teaches student the rights and responsiblities of borrowing a student loan. In-Person Entrance Counseling will take place at various times and locations including the East Mesa Campus Auditorium, Gadsden Center (Room 117) and Sunland Park Center (Room 114) You can register for the sessions here: DACC In Person Entrance Counseling.

--Promissory Note requirements will 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 any Subsidized or Unsubsidized Federal Direct Student Loan and Pekins Loan.

For questions, visit our office at the East Mesa Campus, Student Resource Building, Rm. 109.

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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.

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