Incarcerated Tuition and Fees


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Incarcerated Tuition and Fees

Rio Salado offers affordable tuition and fees for in-state students. Learn more online.

Funding Options:

If you want to start taking classes immediately use the Self-Pay option. A family member or outside party may pay on behalf of the student using cash, check, money order, Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express card.

Self-Pay/Payment Form

In State Out of State

Please submit the self pay form along with the Student Admissions and FERPA forms.

If you are an in-state student and want a degree, consider the IRE Matching Scholarship along with Self-pay.

IRE Scholarship Matching Program for Incarcerated Students in Arizona:

  • IRE scholarship a self pay matching program for In-State Students
    • Students can take up to 4 classes a semester
    • Since we have start dates every Monday, we encourage students to start with one class and a month or two after the class, start the second class.
  • Applications are accepted throughout the academic year and a student may be accepted at any point throughout the academic year.
  • Available to students currently residing in a facility within Arizona, who do not have a degree/certificate and who demonstrate financial need.
  • Funds a minimum of one 3-credit course, and includes tuition, registration and course material fees and textbooks.
  • Follows Department of Corrections DO910 criteria and Rio Salado Incarcerated Re-Entry criteria.
  • To maintain eligibility for the IRE distance learning scholarship program students need to complete current distance learning coursework with a “C” or above. We encourage in-state students to pay for a 1 credit course, earn an "A" and then apply for an IRE scholarship.

Second Chance Pell Grant

If you are at Lewis or Perryville prison and want to use Second chance Pell Grant funds.

Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA)

Rio Salado College has been accepted for the Second Chance Pell Grant for students located at PV and Lewis

Prison Ministry

Prison Ministry is a group also funding Arizona incarcerated students.