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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 480-517-8185.

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.

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