Vocational Career Training for Military Students

Make your military benefits pay off by jump-starting your career.

You have served our country well, and now it’s our turn to return the favor. The transition from military to civilian life can be challenging, but RSI is here to help you achieve success on the road from service to career.

If you have served in the military or are a dependent of someone who has, there may be exclusive opportunities and benefits available that can help you pursue a new vocational career. For example:

GI Bill® and MyCAA programs are available for eligible veterans, active duty and dependents.

Military tuition pricing is available to eligible military members including active duty, reserves and National Guard members, veterans, active duty spouses and dependent children, military retirees, and honorably discharged veterans. (Check with RSI for eligibility.)

Discuss your funding options with us.

If you’re ready to start looking for ways to afford your education, you should first talk to an admissions representative, then a financial aid advisor, who can help you find the right military and VA tuition funding programs available at our school, in addition to any other financing options.

Contact us now to discuss your financing options.

Fill out a FAFSA.

Fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine your options for financial aid. The FAFSA will determine your eligibility for federal grants and federal student loan funding for education.

What you need for FAFSA

  • Social security number
  • Driver license number
  • Tax records
  • VA benefits documentation
  • Personal financial records

Military scholarships

Military scholarships are specifically for active duty and veteran students like you. Find out if you qualify for scholarships from these organizations:

American Legion Auxiliary


Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association

Army Aviation Association of America

Military Officers Association of America

Military Order of the Purple Heart Scholarship Program

National Ranger Memorial Foundation

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society

Pat Tillman Foundation

TechForce Foundation

The American Legion

U.S. Department of Defense

Learn more about scholarships available at RSI.

Method of Payment

All applicants should identify how they intend to pay for applicable program tuition and fees and complete applications within three days of signing the enrollment agreement. Students utilizing Military Tuition Assistance (TA) shall not complete an enrollment agreement prior to obtaining authorization from Military command and TA approval. All institutional scholarships are awarded based on availability and a first come, first serve basis.

Students are the heart of RSI. We’re with you every step of the way.

We’re proud of the strong partnership between our staff and students. We know adjusting to a new environment can be difficult, so we build a bridge for our students by providing ongoing support and guidance. Our team provides a host of student services, as well as special attention and assistance for our students who are either currently serving or have served in the military.

Use the information below to contact the department best suited to address your questions and concerns.

Department Phone number
Toll-Free Number (888) 671-5803
Local Phone Number (602) 275-7133
Student Services (602) 267-4820
Business Office (602) 267-4837
Registrar (602) 267-4908
Career Services (602) 267-4908
Academics (602) 267-4838
Financial Aid (602) 267-4819

Figure out your costs.

Use our net price calculator to get an estimate of what your tuition to attend RSI would cost.
For a more accurate quote, please contact RSI directly.
For more information, please review the RSI catalog.
Financial Aid available to those who qualify.

Tuition charges are outlined below:

HVAC/R- and Electrical-Related programs Electrical Applications Refrigeration Technologies Electro-Mechanical Technologies AOS in Mechanical Maintenance Engineering (On Ground) Upper Division Courses AOS in Mechanical Maintenance Engineering (Online) Upper Division Courses  
Tuition: $16,900 $16,900 $19,700 $10,250 $10,250
Lab Fees 2,000 2000 2,000 0 0
Course Materials: 1100 1100 1200 1,800 2,300
Gear Package: 850 850 850 0 0
Accident Insurance: 100 100 100 100 100
Total Program Cost: $21,450 $21,450 $24,350 $12,150 $12,650


Welding-Related Programs Welding Specialist
Tuition: $18,700
Lab Fees $2000
Course Materials: $450
Gear Package: $850
Accident Insurance: $300
Total Program Cost: $22,800

For more information, please refer to the military pricing structure below:

Program Military Tuition Pricing Fees Total Program Cost
Electrical Applications $15,210.0 $2,860 $19,760
Refrigeration Technologies $16,900 $2,860 $19,760
Electro-Mechanical Technologies $17,730 $4,650 $22,380
AOS in Mechanical Maintenance Engineering (On Ground) Upper Division Courses $9,225 $1,900 $11,125
AOS in Mechanical Maintenance Engineering (Online) Upper Division Courses $9,225 $2,400 $11,625
Welding Specialist $16,830 $4,100 $20,930

VA Student Advising Resources

Each campus has designated staff to assist all VA students with their Financial and Academic advising needs.

Name Title Phone Email
Academic Susan Connelly Director of Student Services 602-267-4806 [email protected]
Financial Lisa Barnett Student Services Advisor 602-267-4803 [email protected]

School Certifying Officials

Name Email Phone
Academic Lisa Barnett [email protected] 602-267-4803

Ready to enroll? It only takes 4 steps:

  1. Contact RSI for more information.
  2. Schedule a personalized tour of our campus with an Admissions Representative. For out-of-state students, we have a virtual tour of our campus you can view.
  3. Apply for admission to RSI.
  4. Start school!

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Accredited Schools, ACCSC. While programmatic accreditation is not required for any program offered by the school at this time, all programs are submitted to ACCSC for approval as part of our institutional accreditation and are not offered until approval has been obtained.