Livin la vida Lobo
- Empty Kitchen? Once a month the LoboRESPECT Advocacy center hosts the Lobo Food Pantry that is open to all of the UNM community. Come fill up your reusable bags with some great food items provided by Road Runner Food Bank of New Mexico.
- Need a Housing Option? Here at the University of New Mexico we believe that living on campus is an integral piece of student engagement and student success. Click here to learn more about Residence Life and Student Housing.
- Seeking Health and Wellness Resources? Visit Student Health & Counseling (SHAC) for a list of services and support for physical, mental, and emotional well-being.
- Have questions regarding academic records or registration? Visit the Registrar’s Office for information on semester deadline dates, registration, the UNM Catalog, and more!
- Need to Set up a Payment Plan? Enrolling in a payment plan offers several benefits to help avoid a bursar hold. For more information about payment plans, payments to your student account, visit the Bursar’s office.
- Figuring out how to get around?Parking & Transportation Services has information on parking, maps, shuttle system, and alternative transportation.
- No bills in your billfold? UNM has some options for short term loans that might help you out in a last minute need to pay a bill. Check out these websites for when you are financially strapped for cash:
- Want to roll in the dough? Have you had a minute lately to sit back and think about the amount of money that is available to students? Scholarships are the way to supplement some extra funds. Click here for links on scholarship resources!
- Need a stress reliever? Come check out Recreational Services at Johnson Center. You can use the gym, take a swim, play some basketball, or participate in intramural sports. There are also recreational excursions thru Getaway Adventures.
- Need an Absence Notification? Sometimes in life things happen that are unforeseen. If for some reason you find yourself in need of taking a few days off for unforeseen circumstances you can contact the Dean of Students Office to assist you.
- Want to learn more about Advocacy, Community, and Support? Connect with our Resource Centers
Need Money for College?
How do I get Financial Aid?
Your first step is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA. The FAFSA is your one stop application for Grants, Work Study and Student Loans. Scholarships applications are separate and should be completed with UNM and with external scholarship organizations. You’ll need to get admitted to UNM and complete the FAFSA before UNM can award you financial aid. UNM always awards free money first and loans last. Complete your FAFSA today!
What can I get?
- Scholarships: This type of financial aid is merit-based and does not need to be repaid, free money for school! The UNM Scholarship Office has a list of Transfer, Resident and Non-resident Scholarships. You should also seek external scholarships on your own. The FAFSA is not required and most scholarships will have their own application and requirements.
- Grants: Grants are a type of free aid, which is based on need and is not repaid! Only undergraduate students are eligible for Grants. The FAFSA is your first step to apply; UNM will automatically consider you for any grants you may be eligible for based on your financial need.
- Work Study: This type of assistance is where you have a part-time job usually on-campus and earn money through working. You receive a paycheck like any other job and use your wages to pay college and living expenses. The FAFSA is your first step to apply for Work Study.
- Loans: This type of financial aid award must be repaid and accrues interest. Student loans are designed to help students pay for tuition, books and living expenses, and carry low interest rates. To apply you’ll complete the FAFSA first. UNM has student loans and parent loans available.
Meeting Scholarship Requirements
If you are on an academic scholarship or working toward obtaining the Legislative Lottery Scholarship, please make sure that you are aware of meeting the GPA and credit hour requirements. To review the GPA and credit requirements for specific scholarships, please visit:
NM Resident Scholarships (Regents, Presidential, UNM Scholars, Woodward, etc.)
Non Resident Scholarships and Waivers (Regents, Amigo, WUE, LUE, etc.)
What Do I Owe and Where Do I Pay It?
The Bursar’s Office provides a variety of student account services and is the primary billing entity for the University. Here you will find information on tuition and billing, student refunds (including financial aid), receipt and payment processing, third party payments, and more.
Bills are generated monthly and are available in the Bursar Account Suite, found in LoboWeb, for currently registered students, faculty, and staff. An email notification is sent to UNM email accounts when it is available. You can authorize other parties, such as your parents or spouse, to view and pay your bill online by making them an Authorized User, also done in the Bursar Account Suite.
I have my Money, now what?
Having trouble managing your money? The Center for Financial Capability in the Dean of Student's Office offers basic and intermediate money management tools, resources and support to help you manage your personal finances. They offered one-on-one peer coaching, workshops, a customized budget sheet, and even free tax assistance to help you prepare and address financial literacy needs. You can schedule an appointment with them on their website and meet with someone.