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Cost of Attendance for Financial Aid Recipients

When planning for education financing, most students need to consider living expenses as well as tuition, fees and books/supplies. The financial aid office looks at student expenses as a whole when determining financial aid eligibility as well.

Most colleges and universities calculate "Cost of Attendance" based on tuition, fees, room, board and anticipated book and personal expenses for the current school year. You may be surprised at the amount estimated for your cost of attendance at MCC. This is because we take into account not only the price of tuition and books, but also the cost of rent, food, clothing, travel and other essentials that you're going to need for the year. Remember, if you are already paying for your living expenses, you may only need financial aid to help cover tuition, fees, books and supplies.

"Financial Need" is determined by the financial aid office:

  • The cost of attendance includes the amounts listed below and is determined by MCC.
  • The EFC is calculated by the Central Processing System based on the information provided by students and their families on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Financial Need = Cost of Attendance – EFC

Once the financial aid office determines your financial need, they go to work to create a financial aid package for you.

Cost of Attendance at MCC
2013-14 Academic Year
In-State Students
12 Credits/Semester
Out-of-State Students
12 Credits/Semester
Tuition & Fees $ 2,040 $ 3,204
Room & Board $ 7,653 $ 7,653
Books & Supplies $   810 $   810
Transportation $ 2,112 $ 2,112
Personal Expenses $ 2,295 $ 2, 295
Total $14,910 $16,074
Academic Program Program Fees Added to Cost of Attendance
(Per Year)
Dental Hygiene $5,700
Nursing $2,600
Physical Therapist Assistant $3,700
Radiologic Technology $2,600

*Students who are charged individual course fees or who have special costs associated with their education (other than those listed above) may request a Cost of Attendance Review by visiting their local Student Services Specialist to complete the required request form.