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Paying for College

Tuition Payment Options and Deadlines

You must make payment arrangements by your due date in order to secure your class(es). Below are the (3) payment options to consider.

Payment Options

Option 1 - Financial Aid and Scholarships

If you have been awarded and accepted your financial aid (grants. loans, or scholarships) and your award covers the full cost of your tuition and fees, your classes are secured. If your financial aid award is less than your tuition and fees, please make payment arrangements to cover the balance. If you are using VA Education Benefits, please make sure to see the Veterans Services office to secure your classes. To monitor your progress, please check your Maricopa Email and Message Center regularly for awarding, scholarships, VA benefits, and new payment due date. If you have any questions, please contact your college financial aid office.

Option 2 - Payment Plan

Sign-up for a payment plan to hold your class(es) on the day you register. Learn more about paying using a payment plan. Monthly payment plan (administered by Nelnet Campus Commerce) using your Online Student Center. This includes a $15.00 down payment and a non-refundable $20.00 payment plan fee per semester for a total of $35.00 to secure your class(es).

Option 3 - Pay in Full

You may pay tuition in full using debit/credit card, checking/savings account, or prepaid/re-loadable card. Log into your Student Center account. Cash payments are accepted in person only.

Rates and Fees for 2018-2019 Academic Year

Tuition is charged per academic credit hour, according to your residency classification or status. Fees may vary, and will be assessed at the time of registration.

Residency type Cost per credit
Maricopa County Resident $85 per credit hour
Out-of-County Resident $401 per credit hour
Out-of-State Resident $326 per credit hour
Out-of-State (WUE) Resident
Students participating in Western Undergraduate Exchange Program.
$127.50 per credit hour
Out-of-State Online Learning / Distance Learning
Distant learning courses offered to out-of-state students, living outside of Arizona and for specialized partnerships.
$215 per credit hour
County Resident / Senior Rate (Audit or Credit)
Maricopa County residents age 65 or older taking courses for credit or audit. Senior students may enroll in any course(s) having availability as of the second class day. They are responsible for all other fees and charges; registration and payment requirements apply as well. The rate currently is set at 50% of the County resident rate in effect in a fiscal year.
$42.50 per credit hour
Fees Amount
Audit Fees $25
Registration Fee
Per semester, per college. Non-refundable per amended Reg 2.2.10 Refund Policy. Effective 10/04/2018.
Payment Plan Registration Processing Fee (non-refundable)
Per semester, per college.
Course Fees
Some courses may have additional costs. The College reserves the right to add and adjust course fees, as deemed appropriate.
Returned Check Fee $15 per check
Transcripts - Official $5
Transcripts - Unofficial Free

Please note: Tuition and fees are subject to change. Tuition and fees are due 35 days prior to the class start date or the same day you register if it is fewer than 35 days to the class start date.

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