Due to emerging precautions regarding COVID-19 UNM-Gallup is putting the following preventative measures in place:

We will NOT hold regular walk-in hours until further notice. We will be operating with limited personnel, therefore we will not be providing front-desk services. During this time, our office requests all inquiries be submitted via live chat or email or phone. The Financial Aid Chat system can be accessed at https://www.gallup.unm.edu/financialaid/.

Chat and email inquiries will be addressed Monday through Friday from 8-5 until further notice. If calling, please leave a detailed voicemail and staff will return your phone call. Please check your UNM email for additional updates and information. Thank you.

Our Mission

The office of Financial Aid at UNM-Gallup is dedicated to helping students and their families pursue higher education goals by providing appropriate financial resources through scholarships, grants, and other aid for all qualified current and prospective students. We believe in commitment to high quality customer service in a student-centered environment to all individuals while recognizing and respecting the needs and values of our diverse student body.


Submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), for maximum consideration of Federal and State funding.


File the FAFSA as an Dependent Student with Parental Data
You are a dependent student if you are under the age of 24, not married, and do not have any children.
How to Report FAFSA as an Dependent Student

File the FAFSA as an Independent Student
You are and considered an Independent Student if: You are 24 or older OR Have a child OR Is Married
How to Report FAFSA as an Independent Student

You'll need a Federal Student Aid Identification Number (FSAID) to submit the FAFSA online.


UNMG's priority deadline:
January 3rd (annually)

UNM universal federal school code for all UNM locations is:


For more questions on the FAFSA contact us or visit:


Download the myStudentAid app in the Apple App Store (iOS) or the Google Play store (Android)

Financial Aid Staff:


Ernestine Shirley
Financial Aid Manager
(505) 863-7521

Deanza Thompson
Financial Aid Officer
(505) 726-6305

Alicia Salcido
Financial Aid Advisor
(505) 863-7710

Fax: 505-863-7601

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Download forms and submit them to our office or submit forms online, indicating Gallup as your primary school of attendance.

Financial Aid Forms

Check the status of your financial aid:


You need to know your UNM Net ID and password.