Helpful Resources for Students

During COVID-19, many of MCC's student support services noted below are being offered virtually. Please visit Virtual Student Services.

The purpose of this Student Resource Referral Guide is to serve as a repository of resources for students with a variety of academic and/or basic needs (personal well-being) they may be experiencing.

Academic Needs

Academic focus: Help with choosing your major or questions about classes...

Visit Career Services or Counseling Department for career counseling. Academic Advising provides information about different majors offered at MCC, around the District, and at our partner universities. Consult the Fields of Interest (FOI) page to view possibilities.

Accommodation request

Visit Disability Resources & Services.

Athlete: Concerns about grades…

Visit PC 56 - the Student Athlete Academic Development Center. This is a one-stop shop for student athletes. The hours are M-F 8am-6pm in fall and spring semesters and 7am-7pm M-Th in the summer. Closed Fridays in the summer. There isn’t a dedicated front desk, so you must go in person.

Canvas: Help with...

Go to Canvas video tutorials and guides. You can also call the HelpCenter at 480-461-7217 or 1-888-994-4433. For in person assistance, visit the HelpCenter at the Southern & Dobson campus AS4 Breezeway.

Computer: Help with basic skills...

MCC offers basic computer skill courses - please visit Business Department or Academic Advising. If you need immediate help, you can go to the Mesa Public Library - computer classes or use this link for a variety of resources that may be helpful as well.

Computer: Need access to...

You can use the Library computers. Most tutoring centers also have computers that you can use to complete class assignments. Please refer to the Learning Enhancement Center for a list of hours and locations.

English Language: Help with...

Visit the Academic Skills Center or ESL Support Services for more information.

Enrollment: Help with...

Many of our student services are available online in a virtual format. Visit the Enrollment Center or Red Mountain Enrollment Services. Alternatively, Academic Advising offers educational planning and information about course content and selection. Options include: phone appointments (480-461-7222), live chat, or in-person consultation. Recommendation: schedule appointment in advance.

Family study rooms

Students with young children can use child-friendly rooms to study in. The rooms contain children's furniture, children's books, and toys. https://www.mesacc.edu/library/about-library/specialty-rooms-and-spaces

Honors: Interested in...

Visit the Honors Program, which provides educational enrichment and scholarship opportunities.

Instructor complaint

Students with an instructor complaint should use the Instructional Grievance Process. The Counseling Department can also assist you in understanding the process and work with appropriate college personnel.

Library research: Help with locating information for an assignment

Visit the Library reference desk or Ask a Librarian 24/7 online chat.

Math: Help with...

Visit the Math Center or Math Foundations Center, Learning Enhancement Center, or Brainfuse (online tutoring).

Plagiarism: Help with citing sources correctly/unintentionally plagiarized

Visit the Library reference desk, Ask a Librarian 24/7 online chat, or go to the Writing Center.

Quiet place to study

The Library is designated as a quiet zone area with individual study rooms. While we have many “quiet corners and nooks” in the library, the best way to ensure a quiet space is to reserve a study room. This can be done up to two weeks in advance for up to three hours per person per day. Our online room reservation system is called D!BS and there is a prominent link to it on the library homepage.

Reading: Help with... ​

Refer students to Academic Skills Center or Learning Enhancement Center.

Students returning to campus

Please refer to the following link about resources and updates related to COVID: https://www.mesacc.edu/coronavirus/return/students

Service-Learning: Interested in...

You can gain real-world experiences through service learning, as well as potential scholarship opportunities. To learn more please visit Center for Community and Civic Engagement.

Test and study skills: Help with...

Foundations for Student Success offers workshops, classroom presentations, and individual appointments on Student Success Strategies. Topics such as Time Management, Growth Mindset, Test-Taking Strategies, and Preparing for Finals are available. The Counseling department also offers CPD150 (Strategies for College Success) and AAA150 (Strategies for College Success) which you can enroll.

Test Anxiety

Visit the Testing Services for test taking strategies and to Counseling for support for test anxiety.

Transferring to a 4-year college

Visit the Academic Advisor. Consult the Transfer resources webpage.

Writing: Help with... ​

Visit the Academic Skills Center, Writing Center, Learning Enhancement Center, or Brainfuse (online tutoring).

Basic Needs (Personal Well-Being)

Abusive relationship: Worried that you are in...

The Counseling Department offers community resources and free personal counseling for students. The College Police could be a resource to advise you on domestic violence laws and options (Orders of Protection), if there is a threat for the individual at the workplace or campus itself a safety plan could be developed. Even if not occurring on our property, College Police can refer you to the proper jurisdiction.

Child care: Help with...

Visit the MCC Children’s Center at the Southern & Dobson campus.

Financial crisis

Contact Student Life & Leadership. If you are a veteran, please find resources available on the Veteran Finance website page. You can also receive emergency funding through the Faculty Foundation--talk to your instructor. State Farm offers emergency assistance funds as well. You may receive up to $500 through this emergency fund. Funds are for one-time requests only for immediate assistance with: gas, bus passes, food, books, and utilities. Application for assistance does not guarantee funding.

Food: Help with...

The Mesa Market provides students the opportunity to “shop” for up to 10 free (shelf stable) food items per week and distributes free produce. Information about local food banks can be found at Association of Arizona Food Banks. The ASMCC (student government) provides food vouchers for students to purchase meals at the on-campus cafeteria. Please visit Student Life and Leadership (both Southern and Dobson and Red Mountain) for more information.

Foster youth assistance

The Foster Youth Student Success Initiative helps students aging out of the foster care system stay in school. https://www.mesacc.edu/students/student-success-programs/foster-youth

Health insurance

Mesa Community College works with Arizona PIRG and Cover Arizona to bring health insurance options to our students. Call the toll-free number 1-844-790-4946 for more information. You can also schedule an appointment with Cover Arizona online.

Inclusive restrooms

MCC offers inclusive restroom facilities to persons who feel most comfortable using single-user restrooms. https://www.mesacc.edu/employees/compliance-services/inclusive-restrooms

Lactation room

The lactation rooms are available for nursing mothers returning to MCC. https://www.mesacc.edu/employees/compliance-services/lactation-rooms

Legal help/services

The Counseling Department offers counseling and community resources and can help refer a student to legal services offered within the community.

Loses emotional control

The Counseling Department offers counseling and community resources. After hours contact College Police.

Mentor: Would like to be or have a ...

Refer students to Connect 4 Success.

Paying for college courses

The Student Tuition Payment Plan allows you to select installment plans that are spread out over several months with no interest or finance charges. Please refer to MCC’s Financial Aid office. You can apply for financial aid (FAFSA), live chat, or visit the Enrollment Center. You can also apply for scholarships (MCCCD scholarships). Veterans should consult with Veterans Services. Transfer students are also encouraged to utilize the RaiseMe mobile app which will provide smaller scholarships to four-year institutions based upon community college achievements posted within the app.

Paying for textbooks: Help with...

Visit MCCCD Book Advances program, or for more information contact Cashier Services. Also, many textbooks are placed on reserve in the Library. Most reserve materials are 3-4 hour in-library use only. All the reserve items are behind the Circulation desk on the first floor of the Southern and Dobson Library and the 2nd floor of the Red Mountain Library. The student can ask for material by title, class name, or instructor. Student ID is required to check the item out.

Reflection rooms

The reflection rooms are available for MCC students of faith who need an area of solitude. https://www.mesacc.edu/employees/compliance-services/reflection-rooms

Scheduling conflicts with going to work and attending class(es)

The Counseling Department offers academic and personal counseling. Academic Advising offers educational planning and information about course content and selection. Options include appointments, live chat, or stop by the Enrollment Center.

Sexual harassment or discrimination complaint about another student or an instructor/staff

Complete an Incident/Conduct Report. Compliance Services is available if you have questions.

Taxes: Help filing...

If you need help filing your taxes the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program provides help from January 30 to April 15th.

Transportation needs: Help with...

Discounted bus passes are available for full-time students from Student Life & Leadership in the Kirk Student Center at Southern and Dobson and 2nd floor of Mesquite Building at Red Mountain. If you have a vehicle that needs mechanical work visit the Automotive Service department.

Working on campus: Interested in...

Visit Career Services, which maintains a list of federal work study (FWS) opportunities along with non-FWS openings at MCC.