College Prep

Important Information

FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid This is the application you will use to apply for federal and state grants, work-study and loans. Also, some scholarships require you to have completed the FAFSA to be eligible. You do not have to have financial need for the scholarships, you just have to complete the application. This application is free. Do not ever pay money to apply for federal student aid.
For more information, please see the link to the left of this page titled "Financial Aid Information."

NMSU Scholar Dollar$ Application Open Now Dollar$ is the singular online scholarship application and awarding system for New Mexico State University. Students from any campus can apply for all NMSU scholarships. Scholar Dollar$ is open from October 1st to March 1st of every year. Applicants are encouraged to apply early and annually. Go To Scholar Dollar$

12/01/17 Deadline for UNM Regents, Presidential , Bridge and Scholars Scholarships. must be fully admitted by this date. For Regents and Presidential you must submit a separate  scholarship application to be considered. For the Bridge and Scholars Scholarships, all students are considered based on admissions application, core GPA and ACT data. 

12/01/17 Deadline NMSU President’s Associates Excellence, Aggie Achiever, Hadley Honors and Crimson Success Scholarship Deadline must be admitted and have completed Scholar Dollar$ application by this date.

CNM Fall 2018 admissions application will be available on Monday, December 11th.

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UNM Combined BA/MD Degree Program visited RRHS:

Please click on this link for more information about BA/MD program:

Online Colleges That Offer Laptops and iPads

FYI: Here is a list of all the colleges where students can rent, or acquire a laptop just by enrolling:



USE EARLIER INCOME AND TAX INFORMATION: Beginning with the 2017–18 FAFSA, students will be required to report income and tax information from an earlier tax year. For example, on the 2017–18 FAFSA, students (and parents, as appropriate) will report their 2015 income and tax information, rather than their 2017 income and tax information.

For more information visit our Financial Aid Information link.


Rio Rancho High School students have access to one of the best college & career preparation resources available today! Naviance Family Connection is a comprehensive one-stop shop for all of your students college & career prep needs. College searches, career interest inventories and standardized test prep are just a few areas that Naviance can help with.

To log on to Naviance: go to; log on username is your student’s identification number; password is their birthday (ie. 01081999). 
For more information cut/paste the link below!!

Link to Naviance Family Connection

 Student Brochure (pdf)
 User Name & Password (pdf)
 Success Planning (pdf)
 College Planning (pdf)
 Career Planning (pdf)
 Course Planning (pdf)