Cost of college went down for all students at Mesa Community College


In-state tuition and fees fell 1.1 percent for 2018-19 at Mesa Community College, according to recent data from the U.S. Department of Education.

Arizona residents paid $2,070 to attend the two-year public institution this year – $24 less than the $2,094 charged for 2017-18.

Non-residents paid 279.4 percent more than residents this year, or $7,854. Their price tag was reduced 0.3 percent from $7,878 in 2017-18.

About 99 percent of the school's undergraduate population are Arizona residents. And about 1 percent are residents of other states.

Data shows 73 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 900 students received grants or scholarships totaling $3.8 million and 188 students took out student loans totaling more than $638,470.

Including all undergraduates (20,387), 7,592 students used grants or scholarships totaling $25.7 million, and 2,656 students took out $10 million in federal student loans.

The cost of attending
Enrollment
2015-16
2016-17
2017-18
2018-19
Change in tuition and fees 2015-16 to 2018-19
In-state
~20,183
$2,046
$2,094
$2,094
$2,070
1.2%
Out-of-state
~204
$7,830
$7,878
$7,878
$7,854
0.3%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at Mesa Community College in 2015-16.
Type of Aid
Number of students receiving aid
Percent receiving aid
Total amount of aid received
Average amount of aid per student
Federal grants
650
47%
$3,090,555
$4,755
State / local grant or scholarship
50
4%
$24,832
$497
Institutional grants or scholarships
422
31%
$727,034
$1,723
Grant or scholarship aid total
900
65%
$3,842,421
$4,269
Federal student loans
187
14%
$618,249
$3,306
Other student loans
3
0%
$20,221
$6,740
Student loan aid
188
14%
$638,470
$3,396
Total student aid
1,005
73%
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