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Pay for Tuition, Fees & Books

Consider all your options when planning how to pay for your Rio Salado Classes.

Payment Plan or Pay in Full (Self Pay)

The payment plan allows you to make payments in installments over the course of a semester. Students can also pay in full prior to the start of the semester.


MilTA students are responsible for paying their registration fees by using one of the following methods:

USAF – Apply for Air Force tuition assistance in AFVEC. Once approved, your tuition assistance will be made available to our Cashier’s Office for processing in the AI Portal.

USA – Your tuition assistance application was processed through GoArmyEd when you registered for your classes.

USN, USCG, & USMC – Please fax a copy of your approved tuition assistance form to our Cashier’s Office at 480-377-4704.

GI Bill® Education Benefits

If you are using GI Bill® education benefits to pay for your classes, you will need to complete and submit the MCCCD Request for Benefits Form to the Rio Salado Veterans Affairs Office by fax at 480-517-8183.

Third-party Billing

Payments are made by an employer or other sponsoring agency. For more information about Third Party Billing, please call 480-517-8330.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available for students who qualify. In order to apply for financial aid, you must:

Plan ahead!

It can take 4-6 weeks to complete the Financial Aid application process. Use the Priority Filing Deadlines table to help you select the best time to start your block based on when you submit all your Financial Aid documents to Rio Salado College.


  1. After you finish registering for classes, you will get a confirmation screen. Click "Payment Options."
  2. To pay at a later date, log into your Student Center and go to the Finance tab.
  3. Select your preferred payment method (Pay by Credit Card, Pay by eCheck, or Payment Plan) and follow the instructions.


Students may pay tuition and other charges in person at the Cashier's Office using a credit card, check, cash, or money order. See our Cashier's website for more information.


You can pay by phone using a credit card. Call 480-517-8330.


You may also pay by mailing a check or money order to:

Rio Salado Cashier's Office
2323 W. 14th St.
Tempe, AZ 85281

Student Alert!

You will be automatically dropped from a class if payment for tuition and fees is not received 10 days before the start of class (or on the day you register if the class start date is less than 10 days away).

Paying for textbooks

Textbooks and course materials can be purchased or rented through the Rio Salado College Bookstore.
Orders can be placed:


2323 W. 14th Street, Tempe, AZ 85281


RSC Bookstore

Financial Aid Book Advances

If you are using a Book Advance to purchase textbooks, please allow 4-6 business days from the date it was posted to your Student Center for funds to be received by your prepaid Money Network Card or Direct deposit.

NOTE: Paper Checks will be mailed and take an additional 3-6 days.

Save Money on Textbooks

Rio Salado College offers a Textbook Savings Program and buyback options to help you save money on the cost of textbooks.

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