MCC will not raise tuition, keeping it affordable for all

Mohave Wire

MCC board of governors meeting

While most colleges and universities are raising tuition rates, Mohave Community College will not, making it one of the most affordable, accredited higher education institutions in America.

At the March meeting of the MCC Board of Governors, College administrators recommended tuition remain unchanged and the board unanimously agreed.

“We understand most colleges and universities are raising tuition rates, but we also understand the position of our students and community members who are working, raising families and want to strive to improve their lives through higher education,” said MCC President Michael Kearns.  “Our students and community are our priority, and we are here to make sure they have access to high quality and affordable higher education.”

The decision means MCC students will be able to take advantage of some of the lowest tuition rates available — $81 per credit hour for Arizona residents.  

 The cost for out of state students is $283.50 per credit hour, except for those in 14 Western states, along with active-duty military who will pay $121.50 per credit hour.  The Western Undergraduate Exchange partnership includes Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

First time MCC students pay only 50% tuition for their first class, and senior citizens get a 50% discount on tuition for all classes.  

MCC also has nearly 20 university partnerships, so students who want a 4-year degree can start at MCC, then transfer to a university, saving roughly $15,000 in tuition alone.   University students can take advantage of MCC’s low tuition, by taking Arizona General Education Curriculum requirements through MCC.  

The sign up period for Summer classes at MCC begins on April 3.  If you want to sign up for Fall classes, the enrollment period begins on April 17.

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