Paying for College

We know you are making sacrifices to realize your dreams. That's why we make paying for college easy and affordable.

An Affordable Education

According to the College Board, the average tuition this year ranges from $3,660 for in-district residents to $35,830 for out-of-state residents, but we've capped our tuition at $2,750 per semester. Other fees for lab kits and additional learning materials may apply.

2020-2021 Academic Year Tuition and Fees

Tuition: $250/credit. Tuition is capped at $2,750/semester if you take 11 credits or more.

Returned Check Fee: $15/check

Military Student Tuition: $215/credit. This rate is offered to military students and student veterans.

Transcripts: Official: $5. Unofficial transcripts are free!

Course Fees: May vary, depending on additional costs such as lab kit fees or proctoring exams.

It is advisable to pay your tuition at the time you register for classes. Tuition is due no later than 10 days prior to the start of your classes.

Rio Offers Students a Variety of Payment Options

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Credit Card or Check

Pay your tuition online with a credit or debit card or mail a check to our Cashier's Office.

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Financial Aid

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to see what kind of financial aid you may qualify for.

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College Scholarships

Let us know what scholarships you have received and we'll be able to apply them towards your balance.

Frequently Asked Questions

Helpful Resources for Students