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Fall 2017, Spring 2018 and Summer 2018 Financial Aid Forms

Please read, complete, and submit your forms carefully! Submit only the forms requested on your to-do list in your my.maricopa.edu Student Center or as directed by a Financial Aid staff member.

General Processing Times for Forms
Consortium Agreements and School Withdrawal Letter 5 to 7 Business Days
Most Verification Forms and Supplemental Documentation 7 to 10 Business Days by eForm
Appeals and Supplemental Documentation 10 to 15 Business Days
Other Forms and Documentation 10 to 15 Business Days
To check the status of your submission, please monitor your Gmail account and your my.maricopa.edu Student Center.
Please note, incomplete or insufficient submissions will cause processing delays.

You must have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed in order to open these forms. This software can be downloaded freely from the Adobe website.

  • Appeal for Maximum Timeframe

    This form is used to determine eligibility of receiving additional Federal Student Aid according to the timeframe requirement of the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy.

    Appeal for Maximum Timeframe
    General Processing Time: 10 to 15 Business Days
    • Submit your Appeal For Maximum Timeframe to Academic Advisement.
    • After its review, Academic Advisement will forward it to Financial Aid for evaluation and a final determination of eligibility.
    • You will be officially notified of the outcome in the my.maricopa.edu Student Center.
  • Addendum to Maximum Timeframe

    This form is used to make changes to an approved maximum time frame appeal. Changes to your appeal would include adding or removing a class, requesting to repeat a course, or swapping out courses. This form can only be submitted if you already have an approved maximum time frame on file.

    Addendum to Maximum Timeframe
    General Processing Time: 10 to 15 Business Days
    • You must explain in detail the extenuating circumstances surrounding your need to repeat the class(es) and attach documentation to support your appeal (i.e. medical claims/statement, police report, etc.).
    • Submit your completed addendum to Academic Advisement.
    • After its review, Academic Advisement will forward it to Financial Aid for evaluation and a final determination of eligibility.
    • You will be officially notified of the outcome in the my.maricopa.edu Student Center.
  • Appeal for Satisfactory Academic Progress

    Students have the right to submit an appeal to address why he or she was unable to meet the standards of the Rio Salado College Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy. A determination will be made based on the student's ability to be in good academic standing as outlined in the Satisfactory Academic Progress policies by the end of the student's probation period (one semester block).

    Appeal for Satisfactory Academic Progress
    General Processing Time: 3 to 5 Business Days
    • The student is responsible for submitting all relevant documentation, which will then be evaluated.
    • By not submitting all required documentation, the student's appeal will be denied for that semester block. In these cases, the student will have the opportunity to resubmit an appeal for a future semester block.
    • Students will be officially notified of the outcome in the my.maricopa.edu Student Center.
    • * No incomplete appeals will be evaluated for a determination.
  • Consortium Agreement

    Submit this form if you intend to take courses at two or more different colleges during the same semester/enrollment period and receive Federal Student Aid based on the combined enrollment at both institutions. Consortium courses must begin and end within a student’s block schedule. Students on consortium who are not attending Rio Salado College as their primary institution are responsible for paying their account balance no later than the first day of class at Rio Salado College. 

    Deadline: The consortium agreement must be submitted by the start date of the student’s semester block at Rio Salado College (Home institution).

    General Processing Time: 5 to 7 Business Days
  • FAFSA Parental Data Override Form

    Submit this form if you are a dependent student required to document the lack of parental data on your FAFSA. Students with approved submissions will qualify to be eligible to receive Unsubsidized Stafford Loans.

    FAFSA Parental Data Override Form
    General Processing Time: 10 to 15 Business Days
  • Federal Loan Discharged Due to Disability

    The Financial Aid Office has been notified that you have one or more prior student loans discharged due to total and permanent disability.  Submit this form in order to allow the Financial Aid Office to continue its evaluation of your request for Federal Student Aid.

    Federal Loan Discharged Due to Disability
    General Processing Time: 5 to 7 Business Days
  • Homeless Independent Request

    Submit this form in order to evaluate your current living arrangements and proceed with determination of your eligibility for Federal Student Aid. In order to obtain this form, please visit the Verification Forms and Submission webpage.

    Homeless Independent Request
    General Processing Time: 10 to 15 Business Days
  • Identity and Statement of Educational Purpose Statement

    Submit this form in order to evaluate your current living arrangements and proceed with determination of your eligibility for Federal Student Aid. In order to obtain this form, please visit the Verification Forms and Submission webpage.

    Identity and Statement of Educational Purpose Statement
    General Processing Time: 5 to 7 Business Days
  • Request for Dependency Override

    Federal Law governing Federal Student Financial Aid assumes that the family has the primary responsibility for meeting the educational costs of students. The Rio Salado College Financial Aid Office may determine the dependency status for students who have documented, extreme, and extenuating circumstances where it would be unreasonable or impossible to provide the parent(s) information on the FAFSA. If you feel that your circumstances warrant re-evaluation of your dependency status, follow the steps below.

    General Processing Time: 10 to 15 Business Days Request for Dependency Override
    • Complete your FAFSA.
    • Submit this form along with the required documentation to the financial aid office.
    • Students will be officially notified of the outcome in the my.maricopa.edu Student Center.
    • You may be asked for additional documentation depending on your individual situation.
  • Revision Form

    Submit this form to cancel your financial aid, request a student loan, and other miscellaneous requests.

    Revision Form
    General Processing Time: 5 to 7 Business Days
  • School Withdrawal Clearance Letter

    If you attended and received financial aid from another college during the 2017-2018 academic year, you must sign this form, and have your prior institution submit its official section. The information on this form determines whether or not you are eligible for aid based on your enrollment periods at the prior institution.

    School Withdrawal Clearance Letter
    5 to 7 Business Days
    • Sign this form
    • Have your prior institution submit its official section.
  • Special Circumstance Appeal

    You may submit this form to the financial aid office if your 2015 income information or circumstances have changed considerably and no longer represent your current financial situation for the 2017-18 FAFSA.
    NOTE: If a loss of employment has occurred during the 2017 Tax Year and you have not obtained employment you MUST wait until you have filed your 2017 taxes with the IRS after January 2018 to submit the appeal.

    REVIEWABLE CHANGES MAY INCLUDE

    • Reduction of 2016 Income/Benefits
    • Reduction of 2017 Income and Benefits
    • Death of Spouse or Parent
    • Divorce - Divorce Appeals will ONLY be accepted prior to the student’s block start

    NOTE:

    • Students with a zero EFC do NOT submit this form as you have been awarded the allowable maximum of need-based aid.
    • You will be selected for verification upon submitting the Special Circumstance Review form.
    • This form will not be processed if any items are left blank or illegible. Attach all required and supporting documentation to this form.

    >> You will be officially notified of the FINAL committee outcome in the my.maricopa.edu Student Center.

  • Download: Special Circumstances Appeal
    General Processing Time: 10 to 15 Business Days