Thursday, December 12, 2019

Complete Your FAFSA And Beat The Deadline

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Have you completed your FAFSA yet?

The federal deadline for the FAFSA is June 30, but students are encouraged to submit their application as soon as possible.

What you will need to provide:

- Social Security #

- Alien registration number (if you aren’t a U.S. citizen)

- 2018 Taxes: W2’s, and other records of money earned. (Note: You may be able to transfer your federal tax return information into your FAFSA form using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool.)

- Bank statements and records of investments (if applicable)

- An FSA ID so you can electronically sign the FAFSA form


If you are a dependent, you’ll also need most of the above information for your parent(s).

Get started with your online application today!

Online: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa

Mobile App: Download the new myStudentAid app for iOS and Android

To submit your application as a Rio Salado College student, use school code 0014483.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Continue Your Education In The Dental Field With Rio

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Are you thinking about furthering your education in the dental field?
Rio Salado College offers non-credit online and hybrid courses that provide continuing education hours for the registered dental hygienist and dental assistant. An observation course is also available for the prospective dental hygiene student.

A few benefits of Rio’s continuing education courses include:

· Starting any Monday

· Online accessibility

· Prepares the dental assistant for the Dental Assisting National Board exams for AZ certification dental x-rays and coronal polishing in the dental office (CRP, CRPTP. RAD and RADTR)

Contact our dental department today to learn more. Call 1.800.729.1197 or visit us online.

Monday, December 9, 2019

Need Help On A Big Research Paper? Ask a Librarian 24/7

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Do you have a big class project you have to start doing research for? We can help. 

Ask a Librarian is a free, 24/7 online help tool available to Rio Salado students. With Ask a Librarian, you can get help with:

- Advice on how to start your research

- Tips on how to research topics

- Where to find examples of citations for different source types

- How to check for bias in books, articles or web pages you’re reading

Are you a late-night studier? You can use the Ask a Librarian tool at any time to get questions answered.

Try it today! Ask a Librarian now.

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Disability Services Special Hours 12/6/19

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The Disability Services department will be closed on Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., so staff can attend an Academic Affairs division training.

Students may complete a Follow-up Request Form to request service from impacted department during the closure. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Thomas Location Incident Report - All Clear

Phoenix and Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) police responded to a report of a shooting near our Thomas location in Phoenix at approximately 9 p.m. yesterday, Dec. 3.

There were no Rio Salado students or employees involved in the incident, which occurred on the street, near the location. The investigation is being handled by the Phoenix Police Department. At the time of the investigation, the suspect was not in custody.

The Thomas location is open for regular business hours today.

We encourage you to report any suspicious activity to MCCCD police by calling 480-784-0911.

We would like to extend our best wishes for a speedy recovery to the individual who was injured. We would also like to extend our deep appreciation to our college incident management and public safety teams and local law enforcement for responding so quickly to address this matter.