Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Find the Hero in You, Blood Drive Aug. 26!

Poster featuring Rio Salado and Maricopa Community Colleges logos.  Text: Give Blood Save Life.  Aug. 26, 2019, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Image of Find the Hero in you bus


Join our Rio Salado family in donating blood, Monday, Aug. 26, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at our Tempe headquarters!

Look for the big, red Wellness @ Rio Bloodmobile near the Conference Center.

To make an appointment, visit www.BloodHero.com and use sponsor code: RioSalado.

We look forward to joining students, staff, alumni, local neighbors and partners in this life-saving effort!

Get Food, Medical & Cash Assistance

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Hunger and poverty can hit when you least expect it. Don't go it alone. Apply for food, medical and cash assistance at my.maricopa.edu/support/basic-needs.

  • Nutrition Assistance - The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as “Food Stamps”) provides assistance for individuals and families through monthly benefits, so they can purchase nutritious foods and stay healthy.
  • Medical Assistance, or Medicaid - Medicaid is the state medical assistance program for low-income individuals and families.
  • Cash Assistance - Cash Assistance through the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program provides temporary cash benefits and supportive services to the neediest of Arizona’s families.

Please do not hesitate to call on one of our counselors if you need help overcoming obstacles that are interfering with your academic performance. www.riosalado.edu/counseling.

Take Part in Our Photo & Video Shoot Sept. 11!

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Help us fill this space as a Make it Happen ambassador!

We’re looking for current, local Arizona students to take part in a photo and video shoot on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019. Selected candidates will be featured in videos, social media, print ads, billboards and other types of media to help encourage other students to begin or resume their educational journey with Rio Salado College.

Poster featuring a student wearing a tee-shirt that reads Make it Happen.  Text: Register for Fall.  Make it Happen at Rio Salado


Ready for your closeup? Please complete this Student Entry Form and instructions by the Sept. 1 deadline.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Your Alternative for Full or Cancelled Classes!

Photo of a full lecture hall.  Text: Full Class?  No problem.  We never cancel a class-- ever!


Need an alternative for a full or cancelled class? Many students attending other educational institutions are taking supplemental classes with Rio Salado College to save time and money-- and to stay on track! 

Take advantage of our 600+ online classes, flexible Monday start dates, 8-week and 16-week options and credits that transfer to other Maricopa Community Colleges credits and 40+ partners including Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University and The University of Arizona!

Choose your classes now: www.riosalado.edu/Schedule

New to Rio? Get started at www.startatrio.com.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Student Services Available Saturday, Aug. 17

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Need help with last-minute details before you begin your fall semester? Take advantage of Saturday service hours, Aug. 17, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at our Tempe headquarters!

The following student services will be available:

Rio Salado Testing Centers and other services normally available on Saturdays will have regular hours.  Visit our online listings for more details about important dates, closures and extended service hours.

Rio mascot splash dress in graduation attire
Here are a few tips to help you avoid lines and hold times

● Avoid calling during peak times. Click here for suggested times to call.
● Take advantage of financial aid and my.maricopa.edu self-serve options.
● Come prepared before you meet with an advisor by reviewing your program at riosalado.edu/programs.


Visit www.riosalado.edu/web/newstudents for a step-by-step guide for new students.
Here's to a successful fall 2019, Rio Waves!