Payment Options

At Rio Salado College, we offer students a variety of ways to pay for tuition.

How You Can Pay Your Tuition

  • Financial Aid (for those of you who qualify): To see what kind of financial aid you qualify for, you'll need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. This process can take 4-6 weeks, so complete your application as early as possible. Call your Success Coach to help walk you through the application.
  • College Scholarships: Let us know what scholarships you have received.
  • Payment: You can pay your tuition over the phone, online, or by U.S. Postal Service. Credit or debit card payments can be made over the phone or by clicking on MyInfo. To pay over the phone, just call our Cashier's Office at 480-517-8330. If you want to send us your payment via snail mail, just send your check to our Cashier's Office at 2323 W. 14th St., Tempe, AZ 85281. Note: Please never send cash via U.S. Mail. Payments sent via U.S. Postal Services may be at risk of getting lost or delayed.
  • Third-Party Agency Payment: If your employer is going to pay your tuition, just give your Success Coach a call and they'll walk you through the process of getting the right documents submitted. Once we have your employer's approval letter, we'll hold your classes while the billing gets paid.

Explore Payment Plans

Rio offers a payment plan option for students who need to pay in multiple installments. These payments will be distributed across the duration of your classes. Payments can be made using a credit/debit card or from a checking or savings account. There is a one-time per semester non-refundable enrollment fee of $20. Making changes to your student account may affect your plan. These changes include:

  • Financial aid adjustment.
  • Adjusting the duration of a class (e.g., 8-week class option).
  • Non-sufficient funds or disputed payments (fees included).

To sign up for the payment plan, login to MyInfo and select “Finances” and follow the prompts. 

Note: If the $20 enrollment fee or down payment is returned for any reason, the payment plan may be terminated. There is a $30 fee for all returned payments.


  • Online access to student account information from any device, at any time
  • Same-day payment posting means no waiting for account updates
  • Separate login for authorized non-students like family or friends who make payments on an account
  • Ability to update account preferences
  • Choose to make payments from checking account, savings account, or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover)