MCC is a great value. Our tuition is one of the lowest in the area - about 1/3 that of public four-year schools and a tiny fraction of private colleges. We offer many ways to pay plus a tuition payment plan to make it even easier to afford college.
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Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice.
Per-hour cost includes a $2 student activity fee and a $3 technology fee. A $10 general fee is also assessed once a semester to students taking credit classes. This general fee is designed to cover miscellaneous fees students might incur throughout the semester such as the cost of ordering transcripts and applying for graduation.
Belton, Blue Springs, Center, Fort Osage, Grandview, Hickman Mills, Kansas City, Independence, Lee's Summit, North Kansas City, Park Hill, Raytown.
You pay out-of-district tuition if you don't live in the above districts, but still live in Missouri. Out-of-state applies if you live outside of Missouri or the country. However, if you're from Minnesota, Michigan or Nebraska, you may be eligible for reduced rates for some career programs through the MSEP program.
If you're 65 or older and live in district (see above), you can take classes for free if space is available, using a senior citizen tuition waiver. This waiver does not cover books, supplies, general fees, lab fees, or special fees. Some courses are not eligible for this waiver, such as physical education courses that include use of the fitness or recreation center. Reduced rate senior memberships to the centers are available instead. Enrollment is open for those using the senior waiver the week before the semester begins. For more information, see a student services office or call the MCC Information Center at 816.604.1000.
Some courses have an additional $14-per-hour fee for lab or studio time. Some health, ESL and music programs require additional fees that can reach several hundred dollars.
An additional fee is added to all fully online (Internet) and Hybrid classes (classes which combine on-campus and online instruction). There is no fee for students attending a Video Conferencing class on an MCC campus. The additional fee structure is as follows:
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If we cancel a class, you will get a 100% refund. All other refunds are based on the date you officially drop a class. View refund dates. Failure to attend class is not considered an official drop. Unpaid account balances will have the refund credited back to your account.
When you change addresses, update your records immediately through the StudentCenter, or submit a Statistical Data Change form (pdf) to a records office. Your tuition rate is based on where you live before the semester starts. Once it begins, we will make your changes and you will pay the new tuition rate next semester.
Auditing lets you review a class without grades or tests. No credit is given and fees are the same as for a credit course. If you wish to audit, you must declare this when you enroll.