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Cost of Attendance

The Cost of Attendance (COA) to attend Rio Salado is calculated for every student who applies for federal student aid. It is determined by factors that include institutional costs and estimated costs of living. These budgets reflect typical expense patterns for Rio Salado students in Distance Learning Programs.

Some students  spend more than the standard amounts while others spend less, depending on individual lifestyles and circumstances. Remember, to receive financial aid, students must be eligible to qualify for financial aid and be enrolled in and participating in an eligible degree or certificate program.

  • The amount of financial aid that you receive as a student cannot exceed Rio Salado College's Cost of Attendance.
  • Financial Need is determined by your Cost of Attendance (COA) minus your Expected Family Contribution.
  • COA - EFC = Financial Need

These figures represent Fall and Spring semester blocks with an enrollment of six credit hours or more.

In-State Students

Academic Year
Fall and Spring

In-State Student
Living with Parent(s)

In-State Student
Living away from Parent(s)

Tuition and Fees

$1,864

$1,864

Loan Fees

$80

$80

Books and Supplies

$1,472

$1,472

Room and Board

$4,512

$8,192

Transportation

$384

$384

Personal

$4,896

$4,896

Total

$13,208

$16,888

Out of State Students

Academic Year
Fall and Spring

Out-of-State Student
Living with Parent(s)

Out-of-State Student
Living on Own

Tuition and Fees

$4,386

$4,386

Loan Fees

$80

$80

Books and Supplies

$1,472

$1,472

Room and Board

$4,512

$8,192

Transportation

$384

$384

Personal

$4,896

$4,896

Total

$15,730

$19,410

Rio Salado National Students

Academic Year
Fall and Spring

Rio Salado National
Living with Parent(s)

Rio Salado National
Living on Own

Tuition and Fees

$4,750

$4,750

Loan Fees

$80

$80

Books and Supplies

$1,472

$1,472

Room and Board

$4,512

$8,192

Transportation

$384

$384

Personal

$4,896

$4,896

Total

$16,094

$19,774

Western Undergraduate Exchange Students

Academic Year
Fall and Spring

Western Undergraduate Exchange Student Living with Parent(s)

Western Undergraduate Exchange Student Living away from Parent(s)

Tuition and Fees

$2,688

$2,688

Loan Fees

$80

$80

Books and Supplies

$1,472

$1,472

Room and Board

$4,512

$8,192

Transportation

$384

$384

Personal

$4,896

$4,896

Total

$14,032

$17,712

Out of County (Apache and Greenlee) Students

Academic Year
Fall and Spring

Out-of-County (Apache and Greenlee) Student Living with Parent(s)

Out-of-County (Apache and Greenlee) Student Living away from Parent(s)

Tuition and Fees

$7,996

$7,996

Loan Fees

$80

$80

Books and Supplies

$1,472

$1,472

Room and Board

$4,512

$8,192

Transportation

$384

$384

Personal

$4,896

$4,896

Total

$19,340

$23,020

Senior Students

Academic Year
Fall and Spring

Senior Student

Tuition and Fees

$1038

Loan Fees

$80

Books and Supplies

$1,472

Room and Board

$8,192

Transportation

$384

Personal

$4,896

Total

$16,062