Paying for College

Paying for college doesn't have to be complicated, and we're here to help!

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Paying for college doesn't have to be complicated and we're here to help. At Mid, we aren't just focused on your academic goals, we see you for the complete individual that you are—with family, friends, challenges, and triumphs. We're here to support you in and out of the classroom and help you succeed.

Maximize your college investment! On average, two years at Mid saves students $16,000* on their bachelor's degree vs. Michigan public universities. And most of Mid's students receive financial aid to offset their college costs even further.

83% of first-time, full-time freshman receive aid to offset costs and 2 out of 3 Mid students attend tuition-free!

83% of our Student Receive Financial Aid

Options for aid include federal funding, like grants or loans, or scholarships. Mid also employs many student workers through both College funding and the Federal Work-Study Program.

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Through one online application, you can sign up for all Mid Michigan College scholarships. Scholarship applications are open from October 1 through March 15.

Visit our Scholarships Applications Portal for a full list of scholarships and access when it's open and accepting applications.

High school graduates from the class of 2023 onward are eligible for the Michigan Achievement Scholarship. This is a new scholarship from the State of Michigan and students could receive up to $2,750 per year for up to 3 years as a Mid student. Simply complete the FAFSA to determine eligibility.

Are you 25+ and looking to begin or restart your college education? Returning to or beginning school a bit later in life is a big, bold, and brave step—way to go! We know this is a big investment in your future, and the Michigan Reconnect Scholarship can help. This scholarship pays a large portion of tuition and mandatory fees for eligible adults 25 years of age and older who want to pursue a qualifying college degree or certificate. Learn more and apply today!

Federal Aid

Your aid package will be determined based on your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), which you can fill out at Mid's School Code is 006768.

File soon. It takes a minimum of a few weeks to process financial aid for new students.

Understanding your options can seem overwhelming. We want to answer your questions.

Call us at (989) 386-6664, email, or schedule an appointment for help.

Work Study and Student Employment

We employ many student workers at Mid in positions from facilities and grounds maintenance to assistants, ambassadors, and bookstore clerks. Students in these roles earn a regular paycheck while working shifts that accommodate their College schedules. All students can apply for student worker jobs.

We've got your back.

We know that financial challenges often get in the way of your plans for college. Beyond tuition, the day-to-day cost of living and surprise expenses can make paying for college a struggle. Mid is here to help with a new Student Emergency Fund and additional federal funds that can help students overcome challenges outside of the classroom. For more information on how to receive and apply for supplemental financial assistance, contact your Mid Mentor.

The College also has many other support services available, including loaner internet access hotspot devices, no-cost mental health counseling, an on-campus food pantry, transportation assistance, and more. Visit for more information.

Payment Plan

You can spread out payments for the upcoming semester by using our convenient payment plan through NelNet Solutions. Visit and type in Mid Michigan College when asked to Find Your School’s Information.

2022-2023 Tuition Costs

In-District and Dual Enrollees Tuition: $142/contact hour
Out-District Tuition: $237/contact hour
International Tuition: $410/contact hour

Click here for a full explanation of Mid’s tuition and fees.

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Understanding Cost of Attendance (COA)

Understanding Cost of Attendance

Cost of Attendance (COA) is the estimated amount it will cost you to go to college at Mid. It is not necessarily the amount you will end up paying. It includes tuition, books, housing, transportation, and other personal expenses. On a case by case basis, adjustments may be made to a student's COA based on program of study, dependent care expenses, and/or the allowance for a one time purchase of a computer.

Expected Family Contribution (EFC) incorporates your family's income, assets, and benefits along with considering your family size and the number of family members attending college. EFC is not necessarily the amount you will end up paying. It is calculated according to a formula established by federal law. You will see your EFC on your Student Aid Report (SAR), which is the report you receive after you have filed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

How is Financial Aid Determined?

Financial need is determined by subtracting a student’s Expected Family Contribution (EFC) from their Mid cost of attendance budget. Mid must consider all sources of financial assistance and subtract the estimated amount of all assistance from the student’s estimated total financial need.

To determine a student’s eligibility for need-based assistance, Mid must consider the student’s EFC. The EFC is calculated by the U.S. Department of Education from the information submitted in the student’s FAFSA. The EFC measures a family’s financial strength and determines the students' eligibility for federal student aid. Mid's financial aid team must use the EFC calculated by the U.S. Department of Education. However, when appropriate adjustments may be made. Contact Mid's Financial Aid team for more information.

For Financial Aid purposes, EFC - COA = Your Financial Need

Estimated Cost of Attendance


Below is a chart detailing estimated Cost of Attendance for 2023-2024 year, based on full-time attendance for Fall and Winter semesters, totaling 26 credit hours for the academic year.

ExpensesIn DistrictOut of DistrictInternational
Enrollment Fee$100$100$100
Books, Course Materials, Supplies, Equipment$1,460$1,460$1,460
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses$2,432$2,432$2,432
Living Expenses (Housing & Food)$7,778$7,778$7,778
Loan Fees$58$58$58


* Source: IPEDS, Institutional Characteristics. Savings compare the median 2021-2022 tuition and required fees for an academic year at public Michigan universities with Mid Michigan College, calculated for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates. The tuition and required fees shown here are the lowest reported from the categories of in-district, in-state, and out-of-state. Visit each college or university website for current tuition information.

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