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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

Fall and Spring

Living with Parent(s)

Living on Own

Tuition and Fees

$1,836

$1,836

Loan Fees

$80

$80

Books and Supplies

$1,464

$1,464

Room and Board

$4,832

$7,552

Transportation

$416

$416

Personal

$3,040

$3,040

Total

$11,668

$14,388

 

Out of State Students

Fall and Spring

Living with Parent(s)

Living on Own

Tuition and Fees

$4,352

$4,352

Loan Fees

$80

$80

Books and Supplies

$1,464

$1,464

Room and Board

$4,832

$7,552

Transportation

$416

$416

Personal

$3,040

$3,040

Total

$14,184

$16,904

 

Rio Salado National Students

Fall and Spring

Living with Parent(s)

Living on Own

Tuition and Fees

$5,620

$5,620

Loan Fees

$80

$80

Books and Supplies

$1,464

$1,464

Room and Board

$4,832

$7,552

Transportation

$416

$416

Personal

$3,040

$3,040

Total

$15,452

$18,172

 

Western Undergraduate Exchange Students

Fall and Spring

Living with Parent(s)

Living on Own

Tuition and Fees

$2,660

$2,660

Loan Fees

$80

$80

Books and Supplies

$1,464

$1,464

Room and Board

$4,832

$7,552

Transportation

$416

$416

Personal

$3,040

$3,040

Total

$12,492

$15,212

 

Out of County (Apache and Greenlee) Students

Fall and Spring

Living with Parent(s)

Living on Own

Tuition and Fees

$7,952

$7,952

Loan Fees

$80

$80

Books and Supplies

$1,464

$1,464

Room and Board

$4,832

$7,552

Transportation

$416

$416

Personal

$3,040

$3,040

Total

$17,784

$20,504

 

Senior Students

Fall and Spring

Senior Student

Tuition and Fees

$1,014

Loan Fees

$80

Books and Supplies

$1,464

Room and Board

$7,552

Transportation

$416

Personal

$3,040

Total

$13,566