Paying for College

Tuition & Fees

Credit Hour & Clock Hour

Credit Hour 

Tuition is calculated by the number of credits earned. Students pay tuition and fees per semester credit hour according to their Residency Classification. Persons must be domiciled in Arizona for one year (12 full months) and be domiciled in Maricopa County for at least 50 days to qualify as a Maricopa County resident.

Tuition

Residency Classification Tuition Rate Per Credit Hour Notes
County Resident $86.00  
Out-of-County Resident* TBD Surcharge plus County Resident Tuition
Out-of-State Resident** $327.00 Surcharge plus County Resident Tuition
Western Undergraduate Exchange - WUE+ $129 Students Participating in WUE Program+

2016-2017 rates are effective for classes beginning after July 1, 2016.

Fees

Item Rate Notes
Registration Fee $15.00 Per Student/Semester/College
Course Fees Varies Course Fees vary per course, see class Schedule for fees
 
New Life-Long Learner Tuition Rate
Maricopa Community College District is offering students ages 65 and older who are residents of Maricopa County a tuition discount for credit classes at any of its 10 community colleges across Maricopa County. The discounted rate is 50 percent of the current County Resident tuition. To help ensure that our degree and certificate seeking students are able to enroll in classes they need to meet their goals, eligible life-long learners taking classes at a discounted rate must enroll after the first class meeting, but before the second class meeting. For enrollment and more details, visit the Maricopa Community College District's website
Due Dates

Tuition and fees are due at the time of registration or by the specified deadline for the class. Visit your Student Center through my.maricopa.edu for charges and due dates.  For your convenience, you may pay by cash, check, VISA, Discover, MasterCard, or American Express. All returned checks are subject to a $15.00 NSF Fee. 

 

Clock Hour 

Tuition is calculated by the number of hours you spend in class.

Tuition

Residency Classification Tuition Rate Per Credit Hour Notes
In or Out-of-State Resident $5 - $6

Program costs listed are estimated based on the average
number of clock hours it takes to complete the program.

Fees

Item Rate Notes
Registration Fee $15.00 Per Student/Semester/College
Course Fees Varies Course Fees vary per course, see class Schedule for fees
 
Due Dates

Tuition and fees are due at the time of registration or by the specified deadline for the class. Visit your Student Center through my.maricopa.edu for charges and due dates.  For your convenience, you may pay by cash, check, VISA, Discover, MasterCard, or American Express. All returned checks are subject to a $15.00 NSF Fee. 

For a complete list of MCCCD tuition and fees visit: https://business.maricopa.edu/financial-planning-budget/tuition-and-fees

All tuition and fees are subject to change by the MCCCD Governing Board. If tuition and fees are increased, students are responsible for any additional charges due to changes.  See MCCCD Adopted Tuition & Fee Schedule for entire tuition and fee rates.


Consult Admissions and Registration for tuition and fees in effect at the time you intend to register.

* Rates are set according to Arizona Revised Statute. Applies only to counties with no community colleges.

** According to Arizona Revised Statute, 15-1802 F, "A person who is a member of an Indian tribe recognized by the US Department of the Interior whose reservation land lies in this state and extends into another state and who is a resident of the reservation is entitled to classification as an in-state student." Therefore, unclassified and out of state surcharges do not apply to such students.

*** According to ARS §15-1470, community college districts may offer credit and noncredit courses and services outside of this state. A district is not entitled to state aid payments for students who are provided courses and services outside of this state.

+ This rate applies to out-of-state students who are taking distance learning courses or students who are taking classroom-based credit courses through a contract agreement between MCCCD and the company they work for. This rate does not apply to Study Abroad Programs as there is a separately calculated rate for those students. The nonresident tuition rate of $215 per credit hour for distance learning courses applies to students who both reside in the state and do not reside here. Students not qualifying for resident tuition would pay the nonresident rate whether taking the course in Arizona or in their state of residence. If the distance learning non-resident out-of-state student is a resident of a WICHE state, the lower Western Undergraduate Exchange Program Rate will be charged.