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.

Financial Aid

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

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) available online at any time after October 1st 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 six, five, four, or three 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.


Last Modified: 3/26/24