Welcome to Maricopa Community Colleges
Depending on your residency type, you may have to adhere to a certain set of laws, regulations, and forms to become a student. These must be completed first, as part of your enrollment process. Residency documentation must be provided to each college of attendance, generally in the Admissions and Records or Student Enrollment Services departments. We’ve listed different residency types that may resonate with your current living situation, and additional steps to complete once you’ve confirmed your classification. Tuition costs may vary depending on residency type.
What type of resident are you?
Maricopa County resident
If you’re a U.S. citizen, or in lawful status, lived in Maricopa County for 50 days, and lived in Arizona for at least one year before classes start, you won’t need to establish residency before enrollment.
This residency type includes U.S. citizens, or persons within lawful status, who have lived in Arizona, outside of Maricopa County, for at least a year, or have lived in Maricopa County for less than 50 days prior to the start date of classes. Also, if you’re a resident in either Apache and Greenlee County, these counties have agreed to pay for your tuition at one of the state’s community colleges. Out-of-county residents must complete and submit the Arizona Out-of-County Residence Affidavit form to your chosen college’s admissions office. You will find website and contact information for each admissions office at the bottom of this page.
Out-of-state resident and foreign national
If you haven’t lived in Arizona for at least one year prior to the start of classes, are an F-1 nonimmigrant, or international student, you are considered an out-of-state resident. Please contact your chosen college’s admission office for necessary forms. You will find website and contact information for each admissions office at the bottom of this page. Please note that forms must submitted by July 1 if you plan to enroll for fall semester classes and November 1 for spring semester classes.
Financial aid requirements
Acceptable documents to establish lawful presence: