Guides for Parents and Pre-College Students
Finding Your Direction: A Guide to College Career Planning for High School Seniors
This guide contains information to help seniors plan their year, complete applications, sign up for testing and apply for scholarships. There is advice on essay writing, selecting good recommenders, and seeking financial aid. There are also links to many helpful websites in here.
Junior Guide for Post Secondary Planning
This guide is for juniors looking to be prepared for their senior year. Like the senior year guide, it includes a checklist to keep you on track for each month, as well as dates and deadlines for testing. It also includes advice on what factors to consider when you first start researching colleges, as well as tips on planning a successful college visit
Besides scholarships, you should also keep in mind other ways you can help make college more affordable.
Be sure to apply for Federal Aid!
NM Legislative Lottery Scholarships
The Legislative Lottery Scholarship pays 100% tuition for New Mexico high school graduates (or GED recipients) who want to attend a New Mexico public college or university. The eligibility is determined in the student’s first semester. The Legislative Lottery Scholarship is a renewable full-tuition award, which may be received for up to eight consecutive semesters, beginning in the student’s second semester in college.
Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)
Through WUE, students in western states may enroll in 150 two-year and four-year college institutions at a reduced tuition level: 150 percent of the institution’s regular resident tuition. This may make attending school out of state a more realistic possibility.