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Priority Deadline March 31                                                 School Code: 032063

Students who complete their financial aid files by March 31 will be considered for the maximum available funds. Students who complete their applications late will be awarded based on the availability of funds.

Step 1: Create a Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID: Username & Password

Each student and one (1) parent (for dependent students) must create a Federal Student Aid (FSA) Username and Password.  This serves as a student and parents electronic signature on the FAFSA application. FSA Username and password can be created at

It is important to keep this information in a safe place.  Students and parents, will use this FSA Username and Password as long as they are attending college. Parents will use the same FSA Username and password for all of their children, you will not need to make a new one.

Step 2: Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is completed online at  The FAFSA determines the student’s eligibility for Federal Financial Aid including Federal Pell Grant; Federal Direct Loans; Federal Supplemental Equal Opportunity Grant; Federal Work Study and State of New Mexico grants.

Please add Mesalands Community College’s school code 032063 to your application to ensure we receives your information.

Step 3: Complete a Mesalands Community College Scholarship Application

Mesalands Community College has a host of institutional and Foundation Scholarships for students, determine your eligibility with one (1) application. For additional information and descriptions of the various scholarship, please view the scholarship page.

Step 4: Complete a Mesalands Community College Student Employment Application

If you are interested in On-Campus Student Employment, please submit an application to the Financial Aid office.  For more information, click our On Campus Student Employment opportunities page.