Tuition costs, financial aid, and payment options

A college education is one of the best investments you can make in your future success. You may be wondering how you’re going to pay for it. Fortunately, there are lots of ways to pay for college while minimizing the impact on your finances.
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Tuition costs

How much will college cost? Tuition and related fees are based on a lot of things, including whether you are a full-time resident of Maricopa County, the academic year, the type of courses you take, and other factors. Learn more about tuition and how to estimate your costs.

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Your payment options

No matter which of our colleges you attend, there are lots of ways to pay your tuition and fees, including online, in person, and monthly payment plans. And if you get financial aid, that money automatically goes toward what you owe on your tuition, fees, and your books advance.

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Get help paying for college

More than a third of all students receive some type of aid to help them pay for college. Be sure you explore financial aid early, so you don’t miss the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the colleges’ priority filing date deadlines. Plus, it can take 6-8 weeks to receive your aid once you complete the form. Our helpful financial aid staff can get you started.


Don’t miss out on the chance for free money for college. Scholarships are financial awards given to students based on certain application criteria.


Students are eligible for grants due to financial need, as well as being merit-based. Federal grants are not required to be paid back.

Federal Work-Study Program

Are you eligible for Federal Work-Study? Find out, and discover the financial and practical benefits of this experience.

Veteran and military benefits

Learn more about the financial resources available to military veterans and military service members, dependents, and spouses.

Net price calculator

Figure out your estimated costs for college – including tuition, fees, and other expenses.

Senior citizen tuition rate

We encourage the pursuit of education as a lifelong endeavor, and Maricopa County residents ages 65 and older are eligible for a tuition discount.

Refund policy

Be sure you understand important policies and processes regarding refunds and withdrawing from classes.