For all residency statuses, the tuition rates listed below apply to each credit hour plus a $15 registration fee per semester and any additional course fees. Since course fees do vary from class to class, please reference your college’s 2020-21 academic year catalog for more information.
*Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice.
Tuition and Fee Rates for 2020-2021 Academic Year
|Type of Residency Status||Cost Per Credit/Clock|
Maricopa County Resident + / ++
All Maricopa County residents and other Arizona counties, not including Apache and Greenlee, are eligible due to reciprocal agreements with each county.
|$85 per credit hour|
Maricopa County Senior Resident (audit or credit)
All Maricopa County residents aged 65 or older are eligible, but only for courses having seats available as of the second day of class.
|$42.50 per credit hour|
Residents of Apache and Greenlee counties without an Out‐of‐County Residence Affidavit.
$441 per credit hour
*$85 per credit plus $356 surcharge
Out-of-State Resident - Residing in Arizona
Out-of-state residents residing in Arizona who do not qualify for in-state residency.
$326 per credit hour
*$85 per credit plus $241 surcharge
|E||Distance Learning/Online +++/++++||$241.00 per credit hour|
|F||Western Undergraduate Exchange Program (WUE) +++++||$127.50 per credit hour|
Please note the following information:
+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.
+++++The educational consortium sponsored by Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) allows out-of-state students to take courses offered by MCCCD and pay tuition of 150% of in-state tuition in accordance with state statute. Likewise, Maricopa County residents may attend institutions in other states and pay 150% of the resident tuition rate. This rate also applies to distance learning classes taken by eligible non-resident out of state students.
Tuition Discount Rates for Fall 2020 and Spring/Summer 2021
Flat Rate Tuition for AZ Residents at 12 credits and above
Eligibility: Any students who meet the current requirements for in state resident tuition. Tuition for enrollment at 12 credits and above will be set at the flat rate of $1020.00. The discount only applies to tuition, not course fees.
Resident tuition rate for Nonresident students at 6 credits or below
Eligibility: Any student who is physically present in the state of Arizona and meets lawful presence requirement and who does not currently meet the Maricopa residency requirement may be eligible for the in state tuition rate for up to 6 credits ($510). The discount only applies to tuition, not course fees. Any enrollments above 6 credits will be billed at the non-resident rate.
Residency for Tuition Purposes:
All students are classified for tuition purposes under one of the following residency classifications:
- Maricopa County resident
- Out-of-County resident
- Out-of-State resident (including F-1 nonimmigrant students)
Residency for tuition purposes is determined in accordance with state law (A.R.S.15-1801et seq.) and regulations of the Maricopa Community Colleges Governing Board. The process to prove your residency is detailed here. For more information on residency requirements and the criteria used, please visit the MCCCD website.
New guidelines from the State of Arizona explicitly state our responsibilities in establishing residency and eligibility requirements for all students seeking admissions, financial aid, and other college services. Download and print those guidelines here. We have also provided the list of acceptable documentation for students seeking to establish residency status.