Important Resources

The list of government resources on this page are intended to help active service members and veterans make an educated decision about attending Mesa Community College. They are provided as a means to comply with the Department of Defense’s Memorandum of Understanding and Executive Order 13607, establishing the Principles of Excellence for educational institutions serving service members, veterans and spouses/dependents using either federal tuition assistance or veterans education benefits.

College Scorecard

This U.S. Department of Education website provides information regarding average costs, student demographics, graduation & retention rates, median salary after attending, and financial aid statistics (percentage of students paying down loans, receiving federal loans & typical total debt).
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Paying for College

Created by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau this website provides information to help students make an informed financial aid decision. For example, resources help students compare financial aid offers, and understand loan repayment options.
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GI Bill® Comparison Tool

This interactive Department of Veteran Affairs website provides information about estimated school cost and estimated VA education benefit amount for students based on their eligibility.
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College Navigator

This website helps students find colleges that have specific programs. It allows students to search by program, state, zip code, and institution type. Each college’s page also provides information regarding enrollment, financial aid, graduation & retention, and other useful college information. This website is created by the National Center for Education Statistics.
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Tuition Assistance (TA) Decide

This dynamic information and comparison tool is designed specifically to aid participants of DoD's Tuition Assistance (TA) program in making informed choices on schools and education programs. The TA DECIDE engine is fueled by more than 10 recognized and trusted data sources from across the departments of Defense, Education and Veterans Affairs. It provides a first of its kind experience, uniquely tailored to the needs of the TA participant.
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GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site.