Step Three

Finish Your To Do List

  1. Review your To Do List

    After your FAFSA has been processed, a To Do List will be generated in your online Student Center at my.maricopa. Items will appear as hyperlinks. By clicking on the hyperlinks, you will be able to obtain instructions that describe how to follow up with the Financial Aid Office.

    If your submission contains all of the information needed, we will note the To Do List item as being Complete on your Student Center. Items marked Complete are no longer visible on your To Do List.
    If your submission contains missing or insufficient information, the Financial Aid Office will add an "Additonal Information" request in your To Do List. Resubmitted items create processing delays.

    Verification

    In addition, the U.S. Department of Education may have flagged your FAFSA for a follow up process called verification. If you have been selected for verification, the Financial Aid Office is required by federal regulation to collect additional information from you.

    Beginning with the 2013-2014 financial aid year, Maricopa Community Colleges is pleased to offer you a seamless method for submitting all but a few of your required verification documents through the confidential Verification Management System (VMS).

    If you have been selected for financial aid verification, click the following link for information to guide you through this mandatory process: Financial Aid Verification.

  2. Submitting Requested Information to Rio Salado or MVPC

    Verification items must be submitted in the following manner:

    FAX:

    • 480-361-5287

    Postal Mail:
    Maricopa Community Colleges
    Attn: Maricopa Verification Center (MVPC)
    2411 W. 14th Street
    Tempe, AZ 85281

    Processing Time:
    It can take 4 to 8 weeks to process your verification documents.

    Any other financial aid item on your To Do list that contains RSC must be submitted in the following manner:

    • Fax to the Financial Aid Office at 480-377-4702
    • Deliver In-Person or send via U.S. mail to:

    Rio Salado College Financial Aid Office
    2323 W. 14th Street
    Tempe, AZ 85281

    Processing time:
    It takes 5-10 business days to evaluate and process your submission once we receive it.

  3. While Waiting for Financial Aid...

    Although you are not required to pay Rio Salado College before your Federal Student Aid is disbursed, you are responsible for paying back any charges that you incur in the event that anticipated Federal Student Aid does not cover your costs.
    For students who would prefer to make alternate payment arrangements, Rio Salado College offers several payment options.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What are To Do List items and where can I find them?

    To Do List items are requests for additional information that, by federal regulation or Financial Aid Office policy, you are required to submit before a package of Federal Student Aid can be processed. To Do List Items are found in your online Student Center at my.maricopa.

  2. What type of follow up information is generally requested?

    If you have been selected for verification, typically you will be required to submit information pertaining to your household income, household assets and household size to VMS. Often, copies of your federal tax return transcripts are required. Insufficient or incomplete submissions cannot be processed and will be re-requested. If your submission contained all required information, it will be removed from your To Do List when it is processed. For more information on the verification process, click here.

  3. Why has my FAFSA been selected for verification?

    It's a random selection process. If selected for verification, you and VMS will work together to verify that the information provided on your FAFSA is consistent. After your information is reviewed, VMS can process any changes that need to be made to your FAFSA.

  4. What are the deadlines for submitting requested Financial Aid information?

    Due to the high volume of information that we receive, evaluation and processing of each submission can take 5-10 business days once your submission is received. Rio Salado College does not have a set deadline, however you should submit your application materials in accordance with the Priority Filing Deadline for the semester block start date you desire. Please plan accordingly.

Tips for Success

  • Review your To Do list carefully and submit information exactly as requested.
  • Click on the To Do items in the list to read summaries and get detailed information on requirements for the information you submit.
  • Submissions that contain missing or insufficient information cause delays in processing your request for Federal Student Aid.
  • Monitor the progress of your submissions by visiting your online Student Center at my.maricopa. and view your verification status by logging in to VMS and checking your student e-mail.
  • Keep records of your information submissions such as fax confirmations. In rare cases, you may need to resend your information.
Steps for Financial Aid