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Cost of Attendance

Each year the Rio Salado College Financial Aid Office establishes standard student budgets based on institutional costs and estimated costs of living. These budgets represent an estimate of the Cost of Attendance for Rio Salado College’s Distance Learning Programs. The amount of aid that a student receives cannot exceed the institution’s Cost of Attendance.

Two-semester budgets are based on 8 months of instructions represented by a 16-week Fall Semester Block and a 16-Week Spring Semester Block. Single semester budgets are based on 4 months of instruction represented by a 16-week Fall, 16-week Spring, or 16-week Summer Semester Block. Students attending a single semester will only be awarded for the Cost of Attendance for the single period of enrollment.

By comparing the Cost of Attendance to the student’s Estimated Family Contribution (EFC), the Financial Aid Office is able to assess student need, and process financial aid awards in a fair manner for all financial aid applicants within the appropriate regulatory guidelines for each specific aid program.

This budget reflects typical expense patterns for Rio Salado students in Distance Learning Programs. Some students will spend more than the standard amounts, while others will spend less, depending on individual lifestyles and circumstances. Eligibility for financial aid, however, is based on the standard budget allowances listed below – not on individual preferences and spending habits.

Remember, to receive financial aid, students must be eligible to qualify for financial aid and be enrolled in and participating in an eligible degree or certificate program.

These figures represent Fall and Spring semester blocks with an enrollment of six credit hours or more.

In-State Students
Academic Year
Fall and Spring
In-State Student
Living With Parent(s)
In-State Student
Living Away From Parent(s)
Tuition and Fees $1,862 $1,862
Loan Fees $80 $80
Books and Supplies $1,464 $1,464
Room and Board $4,384 $7,968
Transportation $384 $384
Personal $4,736 $4,736
     
Total $12,910 $16,494
Out of State Students
Academic Year
Fall and Spring
Out of State Student
Living With Parent(s)
Out of State Student
Living on Own(s)
Tuition and Fees $4,392 $4,392
Loan Fees $80 $80
Books and Supplies $1,464 $1,464
Room and Board $4,384 $7,968
Transportation $384 $384
Personal $4,736 $4,736
     
Total $15,440 $19,024
Rio Salado National Students
Academic Year
Fall and Spring
Rio Salado National
Living w/parent(s)
Rio Salado National
Living on Own(s)
Tuition and Fees $4,500 $4,500
Loan Fees $80 $80
Books and Supplies $1,464 $1,464
Room and Board $4,384 $7,968
Transportation $384 $384
Personal $4,736 $4,736
     
Total $15,548 $19,132
Western Undergraduate Exchange Students
Academic Year
Fall and Spring
Western Undergraduate Exchange
Student Living With Parent(s)
Western Undergraduate Exchange
Student Living Away From Parent(s)
Tuition and Fees $2,706 $2,706
Loan Fees $80 $80
Books and Supplies $1,464 $1,464
Room and Board $4,384 $7,968
Transportation $384 $384
Personal $4,736 $4,736
     
Total $13,754 $17,338
Out of County (Apache and Greenlee) Students
Academic Year
Fall and Spring
Out of County (Apache and Greenlee)
Student Living With Parent(s)
Out of County (Apache and Greenlee)
Student Living Away From Parent(s)
Tuition and Fees $15,376 $15,376
Loan Fees $80 $80
Books and Supplies $1,464 $1,464
Room and Board $4,384 $7,968
Transportation $384 $384
Personal $4,736 $4,736
     
Total $26,424 $30,008
Senior Students
Academic Year
Fall and Spring
Senior Student
Tuition and Fees $930
Loan Fees $80
Books and Supplies $1,464
Room and Board $7,968
Transportation $384
Personal $4,736
   
Total $15,562

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