Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Fees

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 and fees are subject to change without notice.

Tuition for the 2023-2024 Academic Year - Clock Hour Programs

Clock Hour Programs


$5–$6 per clock hour

*Program costs are estimated based on the average number of clock hours to complete the program


Tuition for the 2023-2024 Academic Year - Credit Hour Programs

Residency Status Lower Division Cost Per Credit Hour Upper Division Cost Per Credit Hour

Maricopa County Resident + / ++

All Maricopa County residents and other Arizona counties, not including Apache and Greenlee, are eligible due to reciprocal agreements with each county.

$97 per credit hour $145.50 per credit hour

Maricopa County Senior Resident

All Maricopa County residents aged 65 or older are eligible, but only for courses having seats available as of the second day of class.

$48.50 per credit hour $72.75 per credit hour

Out-of-State Residing in Arizona

Out-of-state residents residing in Arizona who do not qualify for in-state residency.

$372 per credit hour $420.50 per credit hour

Out-of-County Resident

Residents of Apache and Greenlee counties without an Out‐of‐County Residence Affidavit.

$531 per credit hour

$579.50 per credit hour

Distance Learning/Online+++/++++ $253 per credit hour $379.50 per credit hour

Out-of-state Military and Veterans Online

For questions related to your eligibility, contact your campus Veterans and Active Duty Coordinator.

$225 per credit hour or

$2,700 per semester (flat rate with 12 credits or more)

$225 per credit hour or

$2,700 per semester (flat rate with 12 credits or more)

Western Undergraduate Exchange Program (WUE) +++++ $145.50 per credit hour $218.25 per credit hour
Rio Salado National (online out-of-state)

$250 per credit hour or

$2,750 per semester (flat rate with 11 credits or more)

$375 per credit hour or

$4,125 per semester (flat rate with 11 credits or more)

Fee Rates for the 2023-2024 Academic Year

Registration Fee (per semester) $15
Audit Fees $25 per credit hour

Payment Plan Enrollment Fee (non-refundable)

Per semester, per college.


Per Course Fees

Additional fees may apply and vary from course to course. Each college reserves the right to add and adjust course fees, as deemed appropriate.

Returned Check Fee $15 per check
Transcripts - Official $5
Transcripts - Unofficial Free
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. Enroll now in classes with no wait times. For enrollment and more details, visit the Maricopa Community College District's website and look for "Maricopa County Senior Resident" tuition rate.
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 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 NSF Fee. 

For a complete list of MCCCD tuition and fees visit the MCCCD website.

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. Students from any other county in Arizona are considered Maricopa County residents (in county), due to a reciprocal arrangement with that county. Reciprocal agreements allow for in‐county tuition rates for residents of all Arizona counties, except Apache or Greenlee counties, without an Out‐of‐County Residence Affidavit. For more information, visit the common pages.

**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.

+The educational consortium sponsored by Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) allows out-of-state students to take courses offered by MCCCD and pay tuition of 150% of in-state tuition in accordance with state statute. Likewise, Maricopa County residents may attend institutions in other states and pay 150% of the resident tuition rate. This rate also applies to distance learning classes taken by eligible non-resident out of state students.