Tuition Rates

Tuition and Fees

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For all residency statuses, the tuition rates listed below apply to each credit hour plus a $15 registration fee per semester and any additional course fees. Since course fees do vary from class to class, please reference your college’s 2023-2024 academic year catalog for more information.

*Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice.

Tuition for the 2023-2024 Academic Year

Residency Status Lower Division Cost Per Credit/Clock Upper Division Cost Per Credit/Clock 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 OutofCounty Residence Affidavit.

$518 per credit hour

*Final approved rate for 2023-2024 is pending

$566.50 per credit hour

*Final approved rate for 2023-2024 is pending

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)

Clock Hour

$5–$6 per clock hour

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


Please note the following information:

+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.

++According to ARS §15-1802F, “A person who is a member of an Indian tribe recognized by the US Department of the Interior whose reservation 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 educational consortium sponsored by Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) allows out-of-state students to take courses offered by MCCCD and pay a 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.

Fee Rates for 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

For additional information, please visit Maricopa Community Colleges' administrative regulations tuition and fees schedule.

Cost of Attendance

Each year the Mesa Community College Financial Aid Office establishes standard student budgets based on institutional costs and estimated costs of living, referred to as a student’s Cost of Attendance. The Cost of Attendance or a student’s budget is determined by many factors including enrollment status, residency status, and living situation. By comparing the Cost of Attendance to the student’s Estimated Family Contribution (EFC), the Financial Aid Office is able to assess student need.