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College and Career

“When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this – you haven’t.”

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” — Thomas A. Edison

NM Lottery Scholarship Changes

Four-year institutions

  • Students must now take 15 credit hours per semester and must maintain at least a 2.5 GPA every semester to continue to be eligible
  • If you maintain eligibility, you can receive the Lottery Scholarship for 7 semesters for 4-year institutions

Two-year institutions

  • Students must take 12 credit hours per semester and must maintain at least a 2.5 GPA every semester to continue to be eligible
  • If you maintain eligibility, you can receive the Lottery Scholarship for 3 semesters for 2-year institutions

The scholarship has been "decoupled" from tuition

This means that all students who qualify for the Lottery Scholarship will now receive "a uniform percentage of the average of in-state tuition costs charged by:

  1. Research institutions for each research institution; 
  2. Comprehensive institutions for each comprehensive institution; and
  3. Community colleges for each community college."

In other words, the Lottery Scholarship no longer automatically covers 100% of tuition.

The amount you receive will depend on the total amount of revenues available; the total amount of qualifying students, and the institute you are attending. 

Important FAFSA Reminder

Seniors, please remember that the FAFSA is always free to complete.

There have been reports of at least one fake website scam that is charging students for their FAFSA Application.  The ONLY site that you should be using to complete your FAFSA is: https://fafsa.ed.gov

Also, remember when you are completing your FAFSA to select the "2019-2020" application option.  You are requesting funding for next school year, not this school year.  See Ms. Theiss in portable N32 north if you have any questions about completing your FAFSA!

New to FAFSA?

Step 1 is the completion of your FSA ID. This serves as your electronic signature to submit your FAFSA.  Seniors and their Parent/Guardian each need to create their own FSA ID.  For information about the FSA ID or to create your FSA now, go to FAFSA Process.

Helpful information from Big Future regarding financial aid and completing your FAFSA: Financial Aid 101

https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/pay-for-college/financial-aid

Please see Ms. Theiss in the Counseling Office if you need assistance or have questions on how to complete your FAFSA.