There are many different paths to consider when shaping your future. Studies show that completing a higher education degree or certificate program can make a huge difference in how much money you make, what jobs are available to you, and your overall quality of life. We are one of the biggest advocates for higher education in New Mexico, whether that means you choose a junior college, university, or technical school, we are here for you. Here’s why we think you should pursue a higher education degree or certification.

Federal student financial aid is the best place to start seeking money for college or career training.  Federal student aid comes from the federal government – specifically, the U.S. Department of Education. It’s money that helps pay for higher education expenses (i.e. college, career school, or graduate school expenses). Federal student aid covers such expenses as tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, and transportation. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the most important application for getting federal assistance and the only way to get access to federal student loans, grants and work-study programs. Submit your FAFSA application as early as possible, some aid is awarded on a first come, first served basis.

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