Rio Salado College is committed to keeping college accessible by offering you affordable tuition, capping your tuition, and providing credit for your prior learning.
Tuition is just $250 per credit hour for the first 11 credits a semester; if you take 11 or more credits, we've capped our tuition at $2,750 per semester. This is less than the amount you would have paid for 12 credits.
Please note: some classes require lab kits or proctored exams, which may require you to pay an additional fee.
Academic Year 2020-2021
$250/credit. Tuition is capped at $2,750/semester if you take 11 credits or more.
Returned check fee
$15 per check
Military Student Tuition
$225/credit (for more information about being a military student at Rio, see this page)
Tuition does not include Lab Kits or Proctoring Exam fees. Other fees for additional learning materials may apply.
Refunds for out-of-state students may also be subject to state law.
Military Tuition Rate Verification
As of 5/3/2021, the Maricopa Community College District Governing board approved a new tuition rate for students who are on active duty, a veteran, or a spouse/dependent of a service member who resides out of state or does not otherwise qualify for in-state tuition. The new rate is $225 per credit hour capped at $2,700 for students who take 12 or more credits.
To obtain this tuition rate students need to submit the appropriate documentation and be verified by AR&R they meet the requirements to get the aforementioned tuition rate.
Our student success team will help guide you through the process of enrollment. When it comes to enrollment, advising, and financial aid, our Success Coaches have the knowledge and experience to help you. Your Success Coach can help you find the most flexible and affordable college options to get you on the fast track towards achieving your goals.
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