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Step 2: Start Pre-Financial Planning

Veterans and Dependents: Apply for Benefits

Apply for VA Education Benefits 

If you do not qualify for in-state tuition, contact the Veteran Services Department for options if you are using Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits.

Active Duty: Apply for Tuition Assistance

To get started, speak with a Rio Salado Military Advisement representative. Call (480) 517-8590 or email military.advisor@riosalado.edu 

NOTE: Students must contact their ESO prior to enrolling for use of Tuition Assistance (TA) benefits.

Tuition Assistance: How to Guide

Consider Your Options

Review each of the following payment options.

Self Pay or Payment Plan

Only the CH33 Post-9/11 GI Bill® pays the school for costs of tuition and fees. You are responsible for paying any balance. You can self pay in full before before classes begin or use a payment plan and make installment payments.

Third-Party Billing

Third-party payments are made for a student by an employer or other sponsoring agency. The VA does not pay tuition and fees if you receive another benefit or receive payment from a third party, Call (480) 480-517-8330 for more information.

Need Assistance With Getting Admitted?

For assistance with getting admitted, email military.advisor@riosalado.edu or call (480) 517-8590. More information about VA Education Benefits is available at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website.

Net Calculator for DOD Compliance

GI BillGI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site.