Verify Student Identity


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Verify Student Identity

To qualify for certain benefits, you are required to submit a copy of a valid form of identification (ID). The documentation table below lists acceptable documents you can use to verify your identity. You can submit your identity verification documents using e-forms.

Student Identity Verification - Acceptable Documentation

Acceptable Documentation for Lawful Presence and ID Authentication
All Documentation must be current, valid and legible
Documentation Lawful Presence ID Authentication
An Arizona driver's license issued after 1996 or an Arizona non-operating identification license or an Arizona Instruction permit Y Y
A birth certificate or delayed birth certificate issued in any state, territory or possession of the United States (A hospital record/certificate and certified Abstract of Birth are not acceptable) Y N
A United State certificate of birth abroad Y N
A United States passport (including passport cards) Y Y
A foreign passport with a United States visa Y Y
An U-94 form with photograph Y Y
A United States citizenship and immigration services employment authorization document or refugee travel document Y Y
A United States Permanent Resident Card Y Y
A United States certificate of naturalization Y N
A United States certificate of citizenship Y N
A tribal certificate of Indian blood or tribal or Bureau of Indian Affairs affidavit of birth N
A United States Military ID card (active duty, reserve, and retired) N Y
Matricula Consular N Y
Other International Government Identification N Y
Tribal ID N Y
Current K-12 Student ID N Y
Any current, valid, government issued photo ID N Y
*Maricopa Reserves the right to request additional documentation

Students Living in Arizona

Verification of U.S. citizenship or lawful presence is required by the state of Arizona to be eligible for in-state tuition rates.

MCCCD Domicile Affidavit

A one-year residency requirement is enforced in order for a student to be classified as an in-state student for tuition purposes. There are two forms to choose from: Independent StudentDependent Student (dependents of parent or spouse) or Veteran Students.

Students Living Outside Arizona

If you live outside of Arizona, you are required to verify your identity before you are eligible for:


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How to Submit Verification Documents

Verification documents must be submitted in color (not black or white). The expected processing time is 3-5 business days.

  • Rio Salado College accepts documents:
    • Online
    • In-person or by regular mail at:
      • Rio Salado College
        Admissions, Records and Registration
        2323 W. 14th St.
        Tempe, AZ 85281
  • Documents cannot be submitted by facsimile (fax)