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In-Person Class Registration

Registering for Adult Education Classes

Now is the right time to enroll in Rio Salado College’s award-winning adult education program to prepare for the GED® test, develop skills in the English language, or participate in career readiness training!

There are two different methods of registering for classes:

Register Virtually Register In-Person

Step 1: 

Complete the Pre-Registration Survey:

Pre-Registration Survey

Step 2:

Attend a virtual Zoom meeting with an RSC staff member to complete the registration process:

  • An RSC staff member will contact you within the next few days after you submit your Pre-Registration Survey.


You will need to provide your valid photo ID and payment method during your virtual Zoom meeting to complete the registration process. (see Eligibility, Fees and Scholarships sections below for more information)

Step 1:

Complete the Pre-Registration Survey:

Pre-Registration Survey

Step 2:

You will need to bring your valid photo ID and payment method to your selected RSC Location to complete the registration process. (see Eligibility, Fees and Scholarships sections below for more information)

Eligibility for Services

Students seeking to register for adult education classes at Rio Salado College must meet state eligibility requirements as defined by the Arizona Department of Education under A.R.S. § 15-232(B), which states that “The Department of Education shall provide classes under this section only to adults who are citizens or legal residents of the United States or are otherwise lawfully present in the United States. This subsection shall be enforced without regard to race, religion, gender, ethnicity or national origin.” Prospective students will certify eligibility and lawful presence by signing a self-declaration statement during the registration process. For identification purposes, prospective students will be asked to present a valid government issued identification that contains a recognizable photo. Students who wish to participate in credit career training will also need to present identification for in-state residency.

Accepted Forms of Payment

Credit or debit card: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover are accepted. Money order/cashier's check made payable to Rio Salado College are also accepted. Cash is not accepted. All fees are non-refundable.

Registration Fee

The registration fee ranges from $25 to $70, depending on the student's household income and the number of family members living in the household. Students will pay the registration fee every 16 weeks. Refer to the Registration Fee table to determine how much you can expect to pay for a class. You will make the payment at the time of registration at the Rio Salado location where you plan to attend class. Class fees are non-refundable. Continuing students pay the registration fee every 16 weeks, starting from their initial start date.

Sliding Fee Scale Per 16 Weeks of Instruction

Family Size Minimum $25 Fee Reduced $40 Fee Reduced $55 Fee Full $70 Fee
Household Income Household Income Household Income Household Income
1 $0 to $12,880 $12,881 to $19,320 $19,321 to $25,760 $25,761 and above
2 $0 to $17,420 $17,421 to $26,130 $26,131 to $34,840 $34,841 and above
3 $0 to $21,960 $21,961 to $32,940 $32,941 to $43,920 $43,921 and above
4 $0 to $26,500 $26,501 to $39,750 $39,751 to $53,000 $53,001 and above
5 $0 to $31,040 $30,041 to $46,560 $46,561 to $62,080 $62,081 and above
6 $0 to $35,580 $35,581 to $53,370 $53,371 to $71,160 $71,161 and above
7 $0 to $40,120 $40,121 to $60,180 $60,181 to $80,240 $80,241 and above
8 $0 to $44,660 $44,661 to $66,990 $66,991 to $89.320 $89,321 and above
Each add'l family member Add $4,540  Add $6,030 Add $9,080 Add $9,080
Based on the 2021 Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) poverty guidelines.

Scholarships Available

Rio Salado College offers scholarship and grant funding to support Adult Education students pursuing stackable credentials and careers in high-demand industries. Program staff help students evaluate their eligibility for scholarships and grants and navigate the college admission and enrollment process. For information on scholarships and assistance navigating college financial aid, college admission, and the enrollment process, please contact Adult Education staff at (480) 517-8110 or

Adults Achieving a College Education (Adult ACE) Scholarship

Adult ACE is a two-year scholarship program supporting adult students who demonstrate a financial need by providing

  • Scholarship funds for registration fees, materials, and tuition for up to 25 college credits
  • Academic guidance throughout the program
  • A clear academic plan aligned with the Language and Literary Culture of the USA academic certificate that includes general education credits applicable to many RSC and MCCCD certificate and associate degree programs

Students are encouraged but not required to complete the Language and Literary Culture of the USA certificate. Students complete all of their general education courses as a cohort in the in-person, online, or hybrid format, whichever is available.

  • To qualify for this program, candidates need to: Attend an information session - in person or virtually
  • Fill out an application and provide all supporting documents
  • Be available to participate in evening virtual or in-person classes twice a week

Applications are reviewed and scored by a committee, and accepted students are notified via email.

For more information or to schedule an information session, email

Watch these videos to learn more about how this program can benefit you: