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Tuition and Fees

Login to myMCCKC to access your StudentCenter account. There you can:

  • Pay fees
  • Check financial aid status
  • Set-up payment plan

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.


Credit Hours In District Out of District Out of State
1     $95     $175     $229    
2     $190     $350     $458    
3     $285     $525     $687    
4     $380     $700     $916    
5     $475     $875     $1,145    
6     $570     $1,050     $1,374    
7     $665     $1,225     $1,603    
8     $760     $1,400     $1,832    
9     $855     $1,575     $2,061    
10     $950     $1,750     $2,290    
11     $1,045     $1,925     $2,519    
12     $1,140     $2,100     $2,748    
13     $1,235     $2,275     $2,977    
14     $1,330     $2,450     $3,206    
15     $1,425     $2,625     $3,435    
16     $1,520     $2,800     $3,664    
17     $1,615     $2,975     $3,893    
18     $1,710     $3,150     $4,122    

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.

In-district rate

You pay in-district tuition if your address is in School District:
Belton, Blue Springs, Center, Fort Osage, Grandview, Hickman Mills, Kansas City, Independence, Lee's Summit, North Kansas City, Park Hill, Raytown.

Out-of-district/out-of-state rates

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.

Midwest Student Exchange Program

Are you from Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, or Wisconsin? You can take advantage of the Midwest Student Exchange program (MSEP) and save about 1/3 on out-of-state tuition for some career programs. Tuition is 150% percent of the current in-district rate.

Eligible programs

Some programs limit the number of students. For more information, check out the Midwestern Higher Education Commission website.

Once admitted to MCC, you will need to declare a program of study with an Academic Advisor and then contact the Records/Business Office to establish your MSEP tuition rate, if eligible.

65 and older deal

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.

Course and Program Fees

Some courses and programs have additional fees to cover the costs of specialized equipment or supplies and lab or studio time. Please review the MCC Fee Summary for a comprehensive list of course and program fees.

Distance education fee

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:

Credit Hours Hybrid class Internet Class
1 $6 $15
2 $12 $30
3 $18 $45
4 $24 $60
5 $30 $75
6 $36 $80


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.

Change of address

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 a class

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.

Last Modified: 11/2/15