Which forms should I use?
- 2021-2022 Forms are required for Fall 2021, Spring 2022, and upon student eligibility Summer 2022 semesters.
- 2022-2023 Forms are required for Fall 2022, Spring 2023, and upon student eligibility Summer 2023 semesters.
Financial Aid Process
Step 1. Review the forms requested on your Financial Aid Communication Letter. If you do not have this letter you can determine which forms you need by logging into Online Services. Once logged into Online Services click on the "Student" tab and locate the "Financial Aid missing documents" link under the Financial Aid section. On this screen, you will find all the missing documents for your Financial Aid file.
Step 2. Complete Form 1 and all other forms listed on your Communication Letter and Online Services.
Step 3. Promptly return all requested documentation to the Financial Aid Office. Note: All requested forms and documents for Fall Semester must be submitted to our office by May 1st to ensure a Financial Aid Award Letter in time for Fall Semester. Forms and documents submitted after May 1st will continue to be processed.
Step 4. Follow up, periodically check your Online Services Financial Aid missing documents section, this section is updated anytime forms or documents are requested. The Financial Aid Office will mail you contact sheets if additional information is needed in the review process, make sure your address is correct with the Records and Registration Office to prevent a delay in receiving Financial Aid contact sheets.
You will find a brief description below each form to help you understand why the form is being requested:
Financial Aid Information Form
All students seeking Financial Aid at Rock Valley College must complete the form listed below:
Form 1: Financial Aid Information Form – This is a six-page document. Please print, read, sign, and return all six pages to the Financial Aid Office. This form explains in detail the academic standards all financial aid recipients must maintain in order to receive future aid as well as the applicant's rights and responsibilities, and other important information.
Only complete the forms listed below if they are requested on the Communication letter you received in the mail or on your Online Services listed under "Financial Aid missing documents."
The forms below are required if your FAFSA form was selected for verification by the Department of Education, or if after review by the Financial Aid staff more information is required to resolve conflicting information within your file.
- You are considered Independent if you were not required to provide parental information on the FAFSA.
- You are considered Dependent if you were required to provide parental information on the FAFSA.
Form 2: Independent Standard Verification Form – Required for independent students in the standard verification group. Requires students to provide information such as household, work, and income information.
Form 3: Dependent Standard Verification Form – Required for dependent students in the standard verification group. Requires students and parents to provide information such as household, work, and income information.
Form 4: Independent Custom Verification Form – Required for independent students in the custom verification group. Requires students to provide information such as high school completion status.
Form 5: Dependent Custom Verification Form – Required for Dependent students in the custom verification group. Requires students to provide information such as high school completion status.
Form 6: Independent Aggregate Verification Form – Required for independent students in the aggregate verification group. This form requires students to provide information such as household, income, and high school completion status.
Form 7: Dependent Aggregate Verification Form – Required for dependent students in the aggregate verification group. Requires students and parents to provide information such as household, income, and high school completion status.
Form 8: Illinois Residency Verification List – Provides a list of documents approved by the state to verify Illinois residency for the Illinois state MAP grant.
Form 9: Curriculum Code Form – Consists of a list of all programs that are eligible for financial aid. Form is required if you do not have an eligible code recorded in the RVC Records Office.
Form 10: Independent Income Verification Form – Students and parents may be asked to fill this form out if income reported on the FAFSA appears to be unusually low.
Form 11: Dependent Verification of Income Form – Student may be asked to fill this form out if income reported on the FAFSA appears to be unusually low.
: FAFSA Signature Form –
Students and parents (if student is dependent) will receive this form if they did not sign the FAFSA electronically or did not submit a paper signature to the Department of Education.
Form 13: Enrollment History – Students are required to complete this form based on prior college enrollment.
From 14: Student Statement –This form may be required when additional information is requested in the form of a statement.
: Dislocated Worker Verification –
Students which fall in the dislocated worker category for verification of the Map Grant will be required to complete this form.
Form 16: Standards of Progress Appeal Form – Students receiving financial aid must make Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) toward the completion of course requirements in a certificate or degree program. Fill out this form if you have been notified that you are no longer meeting the standards for financial aid and wish to appeal due to circumstances beyond your control.
Form 17: Permanent Standards of Progress Appeal – Per federal regulations, there is a limit to the amount of time a student may receive financial aid for their educational program of study. If you’ve received notification that you have exceeded this limit, and you have extenuating circumstances as to why you have not completed your program in the allotted time frame, this form may be utilized to appeal this limit.
How to obtain Financial Aid required Tax Return Information
The Department of Education mandates that colleges obtain specific documentation when verifying information that students submit when applying for financial aid. Rock Valley College also requires that students read their Rights and Responsibilities and the Standards of Academic Progress policy. Depending on your individual circumstance, additional information may be necessary to process and award your financial aid.