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Rio Salado College Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$8,470 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$2,064 tuition
$5,088 off campus room & board
$1,288 books and supplies
$30 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$14,254 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$7,848 tuition
$5,088 off campus room & board
$1,288 books and supplies
$30 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$1,275 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
83% of students receive aid
74% get federal aid ($3,847 avg)
0% get state aid (N/A avg)
1% get institn'l aid ($1,275 avg)
56% get loans ($3,169 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 2.00% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 0.514% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $3,867 74%
Federal Grant Aid $3,847 74%
Pell Grants $3,798 74%
Other Federal Grants $1,000 4%
Institution Grant Aid $1,275 1%
State Grant Aid - 0%
Student Loans $3,169 56%
Federal Loans $3,169 56%
Other Loans - 0%

Merit Aid Available

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Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: June 30
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does Rio Salado College offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
2323 W 14th St
Tempe, AZ 85281
(480) 517-8000
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $86
Out of State $327


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 1
  • CollegeStudent from Phoenix, AZ
  • Feb-23-2017 I am a current student here

    There are billboards that locally advertise Rio's per credit hour bargain rates. What Rio will not tell you is that you are practically required to buy their custom textbooks and lab kits which at least for the textbooks are difficult to find elsewhere and you can forget reselling anything you bought from them. It is possible to buy lab materials from other places but you will end up with more product than needed to conduct the at-home experiments for about the same price as their preassembled kits. Rio is maximizing their profit margin because of the business relationship with Pearson Custom Publishing. Food for thought: Other publishers have been the subject of class action law suits because of such relationships.

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  • Ashley
  • Jan-19-2015 I am a current student here

    You will save a lot of money if you start here and then transfer to another university.

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