Login to myMCCKC to access your Student Center 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. Our current tuition rates are shown in the table below.
Tuition Rates Effective Fall 2020
|Credit Hours||In District||Out of District||Out of State|
Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice.
Per-hour cost includes a $2 student activity fee and a $5 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.
High School Tuition Rate
High school students who enroll in a course offered at one of the MCC campuses are eligible for the discounted high school tuition rate. The discounted rate is 50% of the regular tuition rate depending on the residency status.
Students are eligible for the discount through the spring term of their senior year or graduation (whichever occurs first) and if they are less than 20 years of age at the start of the term.
Dual Credit Tuition Rate
High school students who enroll in a dual credit course offered at their high school are eligible for a discounted tuition rate. The discounted rate is 50% of the regular tuition rate depending on the residency status. See High School Info/Dual Credit for more information on the dual credit program.
Public School Districts, Residency, and Tuition Rates
Many factors are considered when determining residency such as, citizenship status, military status, the public school district to which taxes are paid, length of time at present domicile, purpose for living in Missouri, and your intent to make Missouri your permanent home.
In most cases, you must have been at your in-district or in-state residence for the past 12 consecutive months to receive that residency status.
The following school districts are considered in-district:
Belton, Blue Springs, Center, Fort Osage, Grandview, Hickman Mills, Kansas City, Independence, Lee's Summit, North Kansas City, Park Hill, Raytown.
Residency status is initially determined at the time of application to the college. A request for a change in residency status must be made in writing by submitting a Residency Affidavit form along with supporting documentation.
Random and periodic residency verifications will be conducted, which will require those who are selected to complete a Residency Affidavit and to submit documentation including proof of residence for the past consecutive 12 months.
- Most recent Personal Property Tax statement (available through your local county assessor’s office)
- Proof from assessor’s office which includes the above home address and the public school district
- Missouri vehicle registration
- Missouri voter registration card
- Certificate of marriage to a resident of Missouri (proof of MO residence required)
- Proof of employment in Missouri (not online employment or employment for a family member)
If your name is not on an official lease or sublease you may submit a signed and notarized statement from your lessor verifying the dates you lived in the domicile, the terms of your agreement, and the address and public school district of the domicile.
*Submission of a residency affidavit and documentation does not automatically qualify a student for an approved status change or an approved appeal. A determination must still be made based on the evidence submitted.
If you live outside of the state of Missouri but paid Missouri income tax last year, you may be eligible for a tuition credit that will reduce your out-of-state tuition costs. See Tuition Credit for Missouri Non-Resident Taxpayers below.
You pay out-of-district tuition if you live in Missouri but do not pay taxes for one of the school districts listed above. You pay out-of-state tuition if you live outside of Missouri or if your residency is international.
However, if you are a resident of one of the ten participating states, you may be eligible for a reduced tuition rate through the Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP) program.
65 and Older Senior Tuition Waiver
If you're 65 or older and live in district (see above), you can take classes for free using a senior citizen tuition waiver if space is available. 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 on designated dates:
Summer 2020 - The semester begins Monday, June 1, 2020. Senior Citizens may use a tuition waiver beginning Thursday, May 28, 2020.
Fall 2020 - The semester begins Tuesday, August 18, 2020. Senior Citizens may use a tuition waiver beginning Thursday, August 13, 2020.
For more information, visit a student services office or call the MCC Information Center at 816.604.1000. The waiver request form is available at MCC Senior Tuition Waiver Request.
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|
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.
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.