Tuition Rates

The following is a tuition and fees schedule for 2018 - 2019 and is provided for reference. These tuition and fees are subject to change.

Residency Type Residency Notes Cost Per Credit
Maricopa County Resident   85.00
Out-of-County Resident   401.00
Out-of-State Resident   326.00
Out-of-State (WUE) Resident Students participating in Western Undergraduate Exchange Program. 127.50
Out-of-State Online Learning / Distance Learning Distant learning courses offered to out-of-state students, living outside of Arizona and for specialized partnerships. 215.00
County Resident / Senior Rate (Audit or Credit) Maricopa County residents age 65 or older taking courses for credit or audit. Senior students may enroll in any course(s) having availability as of the second class day. They are responsible for all other fees and charges; registration and payment requirements apply as well. The rate currently is set at 50% of the County resident rate in effect in a fiscal year. 42.50

See Tuition Rate Information At MCCCD

* 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 applies to County Residents age 65 or over taking courses for credit or audit.  Find more information regarding the Senior Rate here . 

They are responsible for all other fees and charges; registration and payment requirements apply as well.  The rate currently is set at 50% of the County resident rate in effect in a fiscal year.

+ This rate applies to out-of-state students who are taking eLearning 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.

  1. Determine Student Residency Status
    Refer to admissions information (AR 2.2.2) of the college catalog for residency information and to review the requirements for classification as a Maricopa county resident.
  2. Use the Chart to Locate Tuition Charges
    Determine the correct column based on your residency status and then select the number of credit hours. The general tuition chart is provided for reference only.
  3. Add Any Additional Fees
    1. A one-time, per semester $15 registration fee is due by the official start of the term (semester) or by the specified due date or at time of registration.
    2. There may also be additional course fees for classes, please refer to the college schedule for course fees.
    3. If you choose to audit a class, add an additional fee of $25 per credit hour.
  4. Pay Your Fees
    Payment of fees may be made by cash, check, money order, VISA, MasterCard, Discover or American Express.Payment Plan options are also available.

    NOTE: If you do not pay your tuition and fees at the time of registration or by the specified due date, you may be dropped from your classes and may be responsible for the tuition and fees based on the refund schedule which outlines the refund deadlines for each course.
  5. Other Fees
    For a list of other related fees please visit:

See Fee Information At MCCCD

Residency for Tuition Purposes:

All students are classified for tuition purposes under one of the following residency classifications:

Residency for tuition purposes is determined in accordance with state law (A.R.S.15-1801et seq.) and regulations of the Maricopa Community Colleges Governing Board. The process to prove your residency is detailed here. For more information on residency requirements and the criteria used, please visit the MCCCD website.

New guidelines from the State of Arizona explicitly state our responsibilities in establishing residency and eligibility requirements for all students seeking admissions, financial aid, and other college services. Download and print those guidelines here. We have also provided the list of acceptable documentation for students seeking to establish residency status.