New Student Information

Becoming a student has never been easier. We understand that preparing for college can be overwhelming, even confusing at times.

Easy Enrollment Procedures

Step 1: Apply for Financial Aid

FAFSA/PIN MCC (school code #001077)

  • Gather tax information
    Under 25 years old, parent/guardian tax info required
    Use IRS data retrieval tool (IRS DAT) in FAFSA
  • Allow 14-30 days for processing
  • Set up a payment plan if necessary (payments vary depending on date)

Tribal Scholarships

  • Research your Tribe for Deadlines & Requirements
  • See a listing of current attending tribes at MCC
  • American Indian Scholarship booklet is available in our office

Financial Need Analysis

  • Ensure all needed documents are complete with financial aid before FNA is sent to your Tribe
  • Check your Student Center "To Do" list
    Check for any missing information or forms that need to be completed

Step 2: Apply for Admissions

Receive Your Student ID# and MEID
Complete your student declaration form

Bring your AZ ID & Certificate of Indian Blood

Request Letter of Acceptance

Step 3: Take Placement Tests

To determine your class placement you will need an ID.
Plan up to 2-3 hours for the test

Allow 12-24 hours for Student Center to update before registering for classes

Step 4: Set up and log in to your Student Center

With your Student ID# & MEID create your username and password
Access all your college information from here
Check message and To-Do list often for updates

Step 5: Setup Student Email

Your student email will contain your MEID#

Step 6: Setup Financial Aid

Direct deposit to your bank account or to a reloadable debit card is available. To receive your funds by direct deposit you will need to enroll with Nelnet by doing the following:

  1. Log into your Student Center
  2. Scroll down to the Finances section
  3. Click on Manage Refunds
  4. Follow the prompts to select your refund method and enter the required information

If you don’t sign up for direct deposit you’ll receive your financial aid refund as a paper check. Paper checks can take 10-15 days to receive once the funds have been applied to your school account.

Tuition Rates and Cost of Attendance

Tuition is set by the Maricopa County Community Colleges Governing Board.

Find out more information regarding the Cost of Attendance.

Housing and Living Expenses

Download this Word document for information related to housing and living expenses to consider when moving to the Valley: Living expenses.docx

Don't Forget About Tribal Scholarships

Tribal Scholarships are available to members of 22 supported nations in Arizona. Remember to print a copy of your completed Analysis for your records.

Come In and Meet with an Advisor

Advisors can assist you in choosing the courses that fit your academic goals and help keep you on track for graduation. There are also academic advisors for specified academic programs such as nursing, dental hygiene, or some business career options. Drop-in or call ahead for an appointment: 480-461-7931

Advisors in the American Indian Center can be found in building 36N.

New Student Orientation

MCC's New Student Advising & Orientation is a fun way to learn information about campus resources, academic success, university transfer, campus life, and more all while having fun and making new friends!

Join the Inter-Tribal Student Organization

The Inter-Tribal Student Organization (ISO) is a student organization that provides an opportunity for Native American students to interact socially and develop leadership skills. Join us for weekly ISO Meetings and other events. Find out more information HERE.