With midterms fast approaching and the end of the Fall Semester is in sight – it’s time for Lobos to submit their 2022/2023 FAFSA.
To receive priority consideration for aid, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be submitted to the U.S. Department of Education by Jan. 5, 2022. Students can still complete the FAFSA after this date, but some types of aid will be limited. Priority aid includes certain types of grants, and work study where funding is limited. Students who submit their FAFSA by Jan. 5, also have until Feb. 1, 2022, to submit any additional requested documentation.
Regardless of the date the FAFSA is submitted students will always be considered for the Pell Grant (if eligible) and Federal Student Loans (if eligible).
“Coming out of the pandemic and readjusting to in-person college life creates stress of its own, and we want students to feel supported through the process,” said Brian Malone, director of UNM Student Financial Aid. “We’re not able to offer in-person FAFSA workshops yet but have a series of virtual ones available to help students, and we’re really encouraging Lobos to take advantage of those.”
Financial aid professionals will be available at the workshops to help students complete their FAFSA or answer any questions. Below are the dates and links to the workshops, as well as a checklist of items the Student Financial Aid Office will need to help students.
Virtual Workshop Dates and URL
Every Tuesday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. between Oct. 5 – Dec. 14
Every Thursday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. between Oct. 7 – Dec. 16
What to Bring:
- Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID that can be obtained at https://fsaid.ed.gov
- Social Security Number(s)
- Driver’s Licenses
- Completed 2020 tax forms. (in lieu of tax forms, W2s to assist with estimating income)
- Records of untaxed income (if applicable)
- Bank statements and records of investments (if applicable)