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FAQs: General Questions

Following are general questions students ask about financial aid. If you do not see the answer to your question below, please call Rio Salado's Financial Aid Department or visit

The Rio Salado College FAFSA school code is 014483.

Primarily demographic and financial information about yourself and your household is needed. The FAFSA is based on the applicant's prior year federal income tax return as well as other household assets. Before you get started, be sure to collect the documents you need to complete the FAFSA.

Note: Make sure you have your MEID. Rio Salado College is unable to process your FAFSA information if you do not have an MEID.  Obtain an MEID.

If you have already submitted a FAFSA and did not originally request that it be sent to Rio Salado College, do not re-complete the FAFSA. Visit, then:

  1. Retrieve your FAFSA record
  2. Correct the school code. Rio Salado College's school code is 014483

In most circumstances, there are things you can do to get back your eligibility for financial aid. Learn more on the federal student aid website

What's most important is that you do both. Which you do first is your choice. Applying for FAFSA is free. Don't get scammed by anyone offering a charge for this.

The Financial Aid Office is available to assist you by phone and through Zoom chat. In order to maintain our student's private information, we are unable to offer assistance through unofficial email communication.   

Rio Salado College’s Financial Aid Office will send all communications to the Official Student Email. Regularly check your email and To-Do List in the Student Center throughout the academic year.

See our Contact Us page for more information.