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Rio Salado College Tuition & Cost


How much does it cost to attend?

In State Arizona Resident Sticker Price
$12,316
In State Costs for Rio Salado College
Fee Cost
Tuition$2,064
Books and Supplies$1,390
Other Fees$30
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $5,152
Other Expenses Budget$3,680
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
$18,100
Out of State Costs for Rio Salado College
Fee Cost
Tuition$7,848
Books and Supplies$1,390
Other Fees$30
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $5,152
Other Expenses Budget$3,680

Residents of Arizona pay an annual total price of $12,316 to attend Rio Salado College on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $2,064 for tuition, $1,390 for books and supplies and $30 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $18,100 which is 47% higher than Arizona residents. The tuition charge is $7,848 while books and supplies are $1,390 and other fees come in at $30.


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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 2017/2018
$6,850
Net Price by Income Rio Salado College
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$6,659
$30,001 to $48,000$7,396
$48,001 to $75,000$7,760
$75,001 to $110,000$10,629
$110,000+$10,784

The average reported annual net price for Rio Salado College for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $6,850 in 2017/2018. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

Financial Aid

Finanical Aid Rio Salado College
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Annual Total Grant Aid $3,834 79%
Pell Grant $3,695 78%
Federal Student Loan $2,940 56%

The average reported annual net price for Rio Salado College for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $6,850 in 2017/2018.

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 $212 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 4.7%.

Example Loan $20,312
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.7%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $212.08
Total Interest Paid $5,137.65
Sum of All Loan Payments $25,449.65

Projected 2 Year Degree Price

2 Year Sticker Price
$24,632
Year 1 Year 2
Arizona Residents $12,316 $12,640
Non Residents $18,100 $18,576

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 $24,632 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 2.6% annual increase over the next 2 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Cost Credit Hour and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at Rio Salado College
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Arizona Residents $86 $258 $344
Out of State Residents $327 $981 $1,308

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.