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Cost & Aid

You don’t have to go into debt to go to college!

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With assignments and exams, work and family responsibilities, attending college can be stressful! You shouldn’t have to worry about how you’re going to pay for it.

We’re dedicated to helping you find ways to pay for your education.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the required first step in the financial aid process. Play this video to help you get started!

We also encourage you to view our series of short Financial Aid videos that explore topics that include how financial aid works, how to apply for it and general financial tips.

Cost at a glance

While tuition rates and fees vary depending on where you live and what and how many courses you take, the charts on the Cost of Attendance page can provide you with an overview of the average cost a full-time student can expect to pay for one year at Macomb.

Read further for detailed information on tuition and fees at Macomb and the convenient payment plan option that we offer.

Save $20,000 by starting your first two years of college here
More than $430,000 awarded in scholarships

Credit or degree programs

If you enroll in one of our credit or degree programs, cost is determined by billable contact hours (amount of instruction time) per course multiplied by tuition rate (lowest rate if you live in Macomb County).

Filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is your first step in applying for any kind of aid, including scholarships and work-study positions.

Credit or degree programs
Workforce and Continuing Education

Workforce and Continuing Education

If you register for one of our short-term Workforce and Continuing Education (WCE) programs, you’ll pay one set fee per course (amount varies by program), with books often included.

WCE programs aren’t eligible for financial aid. However, you’ve got other funding options, including state and local grants and tuition reimbursement.

Ways to help you pay for college


Both private and transfer scholarships are available, helping you cover the cost of tuition and sometimes books and fees.

Grants and Loans

Grants, like scholarships, do not have to be repaid. Loans must be paid back, usually with interest.

Work-Study Positions

A federally funded program that offers part-time, paid employment on campus or with a local community service organization. And you also get resume-building experience!