Paying for College
A price you can afford
Community colleges offer the lowest tuition of all the state colleges and universities. Compare Middlesex tuition to many of the other choices, and you'll see both value and a smart financial choice.
We encourage all Middlesex students to apply for financial aid to help meet the expense of attending college. Middlesex participates in most federal and state grant and loan programs for college students. Our Financial Aid advisors will help you figure out the best academic and financial plan for your situation.
You must be enrolled in a degree or certificate program to receive financial aid. To help you with the choices available, we offer:
- Financial aid workshops
- Individual college financial counseling/planning appointments
- Ongoing communication and guidance through the financial aid process
- Financial Aid TV, an online channel of short video clips with answers to frequently asked questions about financial aid.
Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) available online at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/ any time after January 1 to apply for funds for the following academic year.
Other options for you to consider:
- MCC Pay Plan – For a small application fee, students can pay their tuition bill each fall and spring semester in five monthly installments.
- Scholarships – The MCC Foundation awards scholarships annually based on academic achievement. Students with an expected 3.0 or better grade point average at the end of the fall semester are welcome to apply. Details on the MCC Foundation website.
- Employer Tuition Reimbursement – Students are encouraged to check with their employer's human resources department regarding the availability of tuition reimbursement.
- Veterans Benefits – Veterans should consider the various Veteran Educational Benefit programs outlined on our Veterans Resource Center page.
Nearly 5,000 MCC students received financial aid in 2009-2010:
- 33% of first-time, full-time degree-seeking students enrolled for fall 2008 classes received a Pell Grant
- 27%of all full-time students enrolled for fall 2008 courses received a Pell Grant.