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Parent Resource Page

If you are the parent of an enrolled or future UNM Lobo, we have compiled some information especially for you.

While your child is worried about getting into college, you're probably more concerned about paying for it. UNM is here to help. Our goal is to make a college education affordable for all students regardless of their families' financial situation.  UNM offers a number of financial resources (grants, scholarships, loans and employment opportunities) to assist students and families in meeting educational expenses.

The prospect of applying for financial aid can seem intimidating at first. The UNM Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship Office is determined to help you and your student navigate through the financial aid process. Please contact us at any time throughout the process with questions and/or concerns. All students who have applied for admission to UNM and completed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) should visit Loboweb’s Financial Aid Tab to view their Financial Aid Status.

Completing the FAFSA - As a parent of a dependent college student, you are probably wondering how you complete the FAFSA and when you should complete the FAFSA. Below are some guides to help you navigate applying for Financial Aid. Remember, as a parent you are required to complete the parent portion of the FAFSA and sign your student’s FAFSA application with your own FSA PIN (if you are submitting a FAFSA after April 2015, you will be required to use the new FSA ID and password login). You, as the parent, will be required to have your own login in addition to your child.  Without your information and signature, the FAFSA will be deemed incomplete. Peruse our Parent FAQ’s  for more information regarding parent borrowing, accessing your student’s file and billing information.

Cost of Attendance and Financial Aid Net Price Calculator
  • Cost of Attendance (COA): COA is the estimated cost of attending UNM. It includes items such as Tuition & Fees, Room & Board (both on and off campus), Books, Transportation, and a miscellaneous category. It is not your bill or what you owe to the University. To see what your student owes to the University they will need to consult their UNM Bursar Account Suite.
  • Prospective UNM Students and Parents: Use our Financial Aid Net Price Calculator to determine what your estimated Cost of Attendance will be and an estimated guess on what Financial Aid you may be able to receive to help cover those costs.
  • Current or Admitted Students: If you are currently admitted and have completed a FAFSA use Loboweb to view your Financial Aid information including your actual Cost of Attendance. Learn how the COA is used to determine your “Financial Need” and how COA can affect your awards.
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