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Rio Salado College Tuition & Cost

Tempe, Arizona

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State Arizona Resident Sticker Price
In State Costs for Rio Salado College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,464
Other Fees$30
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $7,968
Other Expenses Budget$5,120
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
Out of State Costs for Rio Salado College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,464
Other Fees$30
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $7,968
Other Expenses Budget$5,120

Residents of Arizona pay an annual total price of $16,622 to attend Rio Salado College on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $2,040 for tuition, $1,464 for books and supplies and $30 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $22,406 which is 34.8% higher than Arizona residents. The tuition charge is $7,824 while books and supplies are $1,464 and other fees come in at $30.

All price data is sourced from the 2019/2020 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.
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Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend Rio Salado College when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2018/2019
Net Price by Income Rio Salado College
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$9,102
$30,001 to $48,000$8,482
$48,001 to $75,000$9,605
$75,001 to $110,000$13,490

The average reported annual net price for Rio Salado College for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $8,897 in 2018/2019. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

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Financial Aid

68% of full-time undergrad Rio Salado College received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $4,592 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 38% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $3,567.

Finanical Aid Rio Salado College
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $4,592 68%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $770 13%
Pell Grants $4,462 66%
Other Federal Grants $571 7%
State and Local Grants $1,000 4%
Federal Student Loans $3,567 38%
Other Student Loans $0 0%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Rio Salado College, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $20,312. The loan balance of $20,312 is a two year multiple of the $10,156 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $194 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 2.75%.

Example Loan $20,312
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $193.80
Total Interest Paid $2,943.87
Sum of All Loan Payments $23,255.87

Projected 2 Year Degree Price

2 Year Sticker Price
Year Arizona Residents Non Residents
1 $16,622 $22,406
2 $16,662 $22,459

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 2 year associate degree and living expenses at Rio Salado College to be $33,244 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 0.2% annual increase over the next 2 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at Rio Salado College
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Arizona Residents $85 $255 $340
Out of State Residents $326 $978 $1,304

Estimated cost for a class at Rio Salado College based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at Rio Salado College versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Rio Salado College Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=105668 IPEDS survey data for Rio Salado College.