Applying for Financial Aid


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Applying for Financial Aid

After you are admitted to Rio Salado College, the next steps are to obtain a Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID) and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). 

Create your FSA ID

The FSA ID is used to apply for federal student aid online and access your FSA record online. It also serves as your electronic signature. If you are a dependent student, your parent(s) also need an FSA ID.

Create FSA ID

Complete the FAFSA

The FAFSA is used to assess and establish your eligibility for federal student aid programs. You need to submit a FAFSA application each year you seek financial aid.

Complete the FAFSA Form

Information Needed to Complete the FAFSA:

  • Your Social Security Number
  • FSA ID
  • Rio Salado College Federal School Code: 014483
  • Driver's license number (if you have one)
  • Alien Registration number (if you're not a U.S. citizen)
  • Federal tax return and W-2 information
    • If You Are Married, you will also need to include the following:
      • Spouse's federal tax return and W-2 information
      • Spouse's records of untaxed income
    • If You're a Dependent Student, provide your parents' information including:
      • Social Security numbers
      • Alien Registration Numbers (if applicable)
      • Federal Income Tax Returns and W-2s
      • Records of untaxed income
      • Note: Your parents will also need to obtain an FSA ID and sign the FAFSA form

FAFSA Filing Options

Use ONE of these options for filing the FAFSA.

  1. Complete the online FAFSA, print and return by mail OR
  2. Request a print-out of the FAFSA to be mailed to you by calling 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243) or 334-523-2691. Please note that completing a FAFSA PDF could add four-to-six weeks to the overall processing time.

For the deaf or hard of hearing the TTY is 1-800-730-8913. Please complete the form and mail it for processing.

After You Submit the FAFSA

You may be asked to provide additional documentation to complete your application. The Financial Aid office notifies you using the To Do List if more documentation is required. You can access the To Do List by logging into your Student Center.