Cost of college went down for all students at Rio Salado College


In-state tuition and fees fell 1.1 percent for 2018-19 at Rio Salado College, according to recent data from the U.S. Department of Education.

Arizona residents paid $2,070 to attend the two-year public institution this year – $24 less than the $2,094 charged for 2017-18.

Non-residents paid 279.4 percent more than residents this year, or $7,854. Their price tag was reduced 0.3 percent from $7,878 in 2017-18.

About 98 percent of the school's undergraduate population are Arizona residents. And about 1 percent are residents of other states.

Data shows 84 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 62 students received grants or scholarships totaling $253,970 and 36 students took out student loans totaling more than $106,747.

Including all undergraduates (18,304), 3,359 students used grants or scholarships totaling $8.3 million, and 1,828 students took out $6.5 million in federal student loans.

The cost of attending
Enrollment
2015-16
2016-17
2017-18
2018-19
Change in tuition and fees 2015-16 to 2018-19
In-state
~17,938
$2,046
$2,094
$2,094
$2,070
1.2%
Out-of-state
~183
$7,830
$7,878
$7,878
$7,854
0.3%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at Rio Salado College in 2015-16.
Type of Aid
Number of students receiving aid
Percent receiving aid
Total amount of aid received
Average amount of aid per student
Federal grants
61
79%
$244,665
$4,011
State / local grant or scholarship
-
1%
-
-
Institutional grants or scholarships
11
14%
$8,305
$755
Grant or scholarship aid total
62
81%
$253,970
$4,096
Federal student loans
36
47%
$106,747
$2,965
Other student loans
0
0%
$0
-
Student loan aid
36
47%
$106,747
$2,965
Total student aid
65
84%
-
-

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