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Paying for College

At MCC, we know that every student's financial situation is unique. That is why MCC is committed to helping students and families meet educational costs.

Each year, the College helps hundreds of students through a variety of scholarships, grants, and loans. The Financial Aid Office administers federal and state aid programs, such as grants, scholarships, student loans, Federal Work-Study employment, and veterans and workforce benefits. A multitude of scholarship opportunities are also available each semester through the Friends of MCC Foundation. See below for financial support opportunities that can be customized for your situation.

Purple Pride Relief Fund

Purple Pride Relief Fund

Purple Pride Relief Funding will be available through Fall 2022 to help MCC students continue their education despite the economic challenges caused by COVID-19. Students enrolled in Fall 2022 courses and who are experiencing financial hardship should apply for the Fall 2022 Purple Pride Relief Fund today.

This funding is not available for the Summer 2022 semester

Fall 2022 Awards Per Credit Hour

  • $400 Award – students enrolled in 3-8 credits
  • $800 Award – students enrolled in 9 or more credits

Apply for Fall 2022 Purple Pride Relief Fund

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Tuition and Fees

How much does it cost to attend MCC? You’ll find tuition per credit costs, semester fees, and approximate student budget for the academic year.


Financial Aid

Learn the steps for applying for financial aid, from completing the FAFSA to applying for scholarships and loans.

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Payment Plan

Managing your money for college is important. MCC provides you several options for making payments.

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Find out about academic and merit-based scholarships as well as external scholarships that can help you offset your costs.

Student Success Fund

Student Success Fund for Emergency Financial Assistance

We know times are tough right now—so we’re providing additional support for MCC students affected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the form of emergency funding and laptops for students who lack the technology for online learning.
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Learn it to Earn it

Return to MCC and pay down your past-due tuition bill…at no cost to you! We want to help you continue your studies—while reducing your debt. The Learn it to Earn it program is designed to help you restart your education at MCC. For every course you pass with a C or above, we’ll remove the cost of tuition per credit from your past-due bill.



For students that meet eligibility requirements, several grants are available to be applied toward tuition and do not need to be repaid.

College loans


Federal and private loans, which are available for eligible students, can help pay for higher education. Learn about loan types, applications, and fees, as well as repayment.

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Student Employment

Find out about federal and institutional work-study opportunities. Students earn a paycheck through part-time employment on MCC’s campus.

Veteran Benefits

Veteran Benefits

When you use your U.S. veteran benefits at MCC, you can expect programs and services at MCC designed to serve your needs. Find out how to use your benefits to pay for an MCC education

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Workforce Benefits

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is law and program designed to help job seekers access employment, education, training, and support services to succeed in the labor market. Find out how to apply.

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Company Sponsorships

MCC offers companies the option to sponsor a student’s education by participating in the sponsorship program.