Contact Rio Salado

Main Contact Phone / Advisement



Phone: 480-517-8710

Toll Free: 1-800-584-8775

Fax: 480-517-8356

The RSC Bookstore does not accept credit cards over the phone. If you want to purchase textbooks with a credit card, including a Citi Prepaid Visa Card, you must either order your books online or visit the store in person. The bookstore is located in the Conference Center at 2323 W. 14th St., Tempe, AZ 85281. (Major cross streets are Broadway and Priest.)

You may also purchase textbooks using the online ordering system.

Cashier’s Office at Student Business Services


Phone: 480-517-8334 or 480-517-8330

Fax: 480-377-4704


Phone: 480-517-8785

Counseling for personal concerns that are interfering with your academic success, scholarship information, career planning, job hunting skills, and information or referrals to community services.

Course Support


Phone: 480-517-8243

Course Support produces and distributes introductory materials such as welcome letters and instruction on how to access student courses for online learning students and faculty.

Disability Resources and Services


Phone: 480-517-8562

Provides support and services to students with documented disabilities.

Faculty Services

Teach at Rio / Adjunct Faculty Support Services


Phone: 480-517-8290

Financial Aid

Phone: 480-731-8900

Fax: 480-377-4702

Grants and scholarships are available to assist eligible students with college expenses. To be eligible for federal financial aid, students must meet application criteria and select a program of study. Applying for financial aid will take at least eight weeks, so begin early!



Phone: 480-517-8656

Includes the President's Honor Roll, Phi Theta Kappa, and Honors Program classes with award stipends for eligible students.

Instructional Helpdesk


Phone: 480-517-8380

Toll Free: 1-866-511-8380

Available to answer questions about your course, help you contact your instructor or your faculty chair, provide Successful Start information, and to help you work through instructional issues that may arise during your course.

The Instructional Helpdesk's hours of operation for Fall 2021 are Monday-Friday from 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. MST.

Library Services


Phone: 480-517-8424

Toll Free: 1-866-670-8420

Fax: 480-517-8449

Library books, DVDs, online databases of magazine and newspaper articles, online encyclopedias, image collections, e-books, reference assistance (phone, in-person, or e-mail).

Admission, Records and Registration


Phone - In-State (AZ): 480-517-8580

Phone - Out-of-State: 1-833-746-9283

International Education: 480-517-8416

Public Safety

Phone: 480-377-4555

Technology Helpdesk


Phone: 480-517-8600

Toll Free: 1-800-729-1197

Students, Staff and Faculty: Available to help you work through any technological barriers that may come up during your online experience.



Phone: 480-517-8560

Toll Free: 1-866-517-8560

Distance learning (online and hybrid) midterm/final exams; testing sites, directions, business hours and schedules; exam proctoring for out-of-county students; disability services; placement testing; GED; prior learning assessment; national exams: CLEP, DANTES; degree-specific exams.

Testing Information (recorded): 480-517-8558 

Tutoring Services

Phone: 480-517-8247

Tutors help Rio Salado College students prepare for tests, learn new concepts, improve study techniques, and answer questions about assignments. A variety of subject areas are available.

Veterans Services


Phone: 480-517-8153

Start earning your degree at Rio Salado College today.