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Tuition & Fee Information 2015-2016

Effective Fall 2015, Spring 2016, and Summer 2016

Tuition is charged per academic credit hour, according to a student's residency classification. Fees may vary, and will be assessed at the time of registration. Tuition and fee rates are subject to change. The most current tuition and fee schedule will be posted in the Maricopa Colleges Policy Manual. View the PDF Tuition & Fee chart PDF.

Note: Students pay tuition and fees per semester credit hour according to their Residency Classification. For a full description of residency classifications and policies, consult the General Catalog/Student Handbook or the Maricopa Community Colleges Online Policy Manual.

  Maricopa County Resident  $84 per credit hour
  Out-of-County Resident*    Students enrolling in any amount of semester credit hours District-wide. $366 per credit hour
  Resident - Living in Arizona**    Students enrolling in any amount of semester credit hours District-wide. $325 per credit hour
  Non Resident - Distance Learning***/+    Courses offered outside of Arizona, including distance learning, to non-resident out-of-state students $215 per credit hour

  Western Undergraduate Exchange - WUE    Students participating in Western Undergraduate Exchange Program.

$126.00 per credit hour


Audit Fees Students pay an audit fee for each credit they audit in addition to tuition and fees. $25
Registration Processing Fee Per semester, per college. $15
Returned Check Fee $15 ea
Transcripts - Official $5 ea
Transcripts - Unofficial FREE

* 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 rate applies to out-of-state students who are taking distance learning 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.