Paying for College

Success from Day One.

Students on campus

Mesa Community College supports and encourages student success and degree completion. Students who prepare financially are more successful in maintaining their progress toward course and program completion. Before you register for classes it is important that you understand how much money you will need for school, what kinds of aid are available to you, and how you will pay for school.

There are four elements that will affect how much money you need for school:

  1. Tuition and Fees
  2. Books and Supplies for each class
  3. Transportation to and from class
  4. Personal Living Expenses (such as food and rent)

Use the Net Price Calculator to determine the approximate cost of attendance. Next, determine how you will pay for college.

Payment Due Dates

Your payment due date is the day of registration, and requires you to have anticipated or been awarded aid, pay in full or sign up for a tuition payment plan. If you do not secure your classes with some form of payment, you will lose them all when the system is updated at night. Maximum amount required is  $35 ($15 plus $20 payment plan fee).  

The $15 registration fee is non-refundable, and will be applied towards the your balance in lieu of a % down payment.

Pay For Classes

You have several options:

  • Pay online
  • Sign up for a monthly payment plan
  • Pay in person, online, by phone, mail, or fax
  • Apply for scholarships
  • Apply for grants
  • Apply for loans
  • Apply for a Federal Work-Study job


Once you are done with your research, you can move on to the next step.

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