Financial Information for MGCCC Students
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is one of the best values in education anywhere! That’s because we offer world-class instruction and quality in every aspect of college life, yet we keep tuition affordable.
Tuition and fees are the same at our campuses and comprehensive centers. At Perkinston (the only campus with Residence Halls), our residence hall students also pay the costs of room and board.
Expenses will vary according to the legal residence of the applying student. For the purpose of determining expenses, students should refer to the section Summary of Expenses listed below. Prospective students should remember that there are a number of nominal miscellaneous fees that may be charged.
Summary of Per Semester Expenses
|Tuition (15-21 credit hours)*||$1,550.00|
|Tuition (1-14 credit hours)||$155.00 (per credit hour)|
|Book Service (per book)**||$40.00|
|Online Course Fee||$15.00 (per credit hour)|
|Academic Lab Fee***||$25.00-$50.00|
|Career and Technical Program of Instruction Fee (per credit hour)***||$5.00-$45.00|
*Note: Students enrolled in more than 21 credit hours in a semester will be charged a per-credit hour fee of $155 per credit hour for all credit hours above the 21 hours.
**Note: Some courses require students to purchase their textbooks and/or other instructional materials rather than participate in the Book Service program. Students may contact the campus bookstore prior to registration to determine required purchases.
***Fees for enrollment in Academic, Technical and Career courses will be assessed according to Program of Instruction fee rate.
Fees are non-refundable.
Room & Board
|Cost of Room and Meal Plan Combined||Amount (per semester)|
|Five-Day Meal Plan (Hayden, Andrews, Moran, and Owen Hall)||$2,100|
|Seven-Day Meal Plan (Hayden, Andrews, Moran, and Owen Hall)||$2,250|
|Five-Day Meal Plan (Canizaro, Bryan, and George Hall)||$2,200|
|Seven-Day Meal Plan (Canizaro, Bryan, and George Hall)||$2,350|
If a full-time student reduces his or her class-load to less than fifteen (15) hours of classes during the refund period, the student becomes subject to the tuition rate of $155.00 per semester hour.
A residence hall student who falls below twelve (12) hours must move out of the residence hall and continue his/her studies as a commuter student unless his/her remaining in the residence hall is approved by the Vice President.
Out-of-state residents who are enrolled in 15-21 hours must pay an additional fee of $1,550.00 each semester that is non-refundable ($3,100.00 total tuition).
Out-of-state residents who fall below 15 hours must pay an additional, non-refundable tuition fee of $155.00 per semester hour ($310.00 total tuition fee per semester hour).
International students who are enrolled in 15-21 hours must pay an additional fee of $1,550.00 each semester that is non-refundable ($3,100.00 total tuition).
International students will also be assessed a one-time application fee of $250.00 and a $100 administrative fee each semester. International students are not permitted to fall below 15 hours during the fall or spring semesters.
Tuition entitles a student to the following:
- To attend MGCCC Athletic events without charge.
- To attend lyceum programs.
- To receive private music lessons and use instruments and practice facilities required in his/her curriculum.
- To participate in other student activities supported by these fees.
Room & Board
All residence hall students are required to purchase a meal ticket. Students may choose to follow either a 5-day or a 7-day meal plan. 5-Day Meal Plan: Students with a meal ticket electing this plan will be served meals from Sunday dinner through Friday lunch. Students on the 5-day meal plan may utilize the cafeteria services on Friday night, Saturday, and Sunday but must pay on a per meal basis. 7-Day Meal Plan: Students electing this plan are entitled to meals from Sunday through Saturday. Residence hall fees are non-refundable.
Registration helps defray costs of increased security personnel and motor vehicle registration permits. All credit students pay a $100 fee to cover cost of processing registration. This fee is non-refundable.
Students will pay a book service fee of $40.00 for each book on Book Service. Workbooks and dated material that cannot be reissued must be purchased separately by students. NOTE: Students enrolled in courses that are included in the Book Service program will be charged the Book Service fee whether or not they choose to use the textbook provided by the college.
Book Service Late Fee
Students who return Book Service texts late must pay a late fee of $5.00 per book. If Book Service texts are returned after late registration of the following semester, the $5.00 late fee will be waived and the student will be required to pay the replacement cost for a new text. Students who do not return books on time or who owe money to the college bookstore for any reason will have an administrative HOLD placed on all records.
The MGCCC Technology Fee helps defray the cost of replacing and upgrading on-campus technology equipment and services. ($75.00 per Semester). This fee is non-refundable.
Online Course Fee
Students will be assessed an additional fee of $15 per credit hour for online courses. This fee is non-refundable.
Out-of-State tuition helps pay instructional, administrative, and other operational expenses of the college. This fee is non-refundable.
Deferred Fee Payment Delinquent Charge
A $40 fee will be assessed to each student’s account each semester after the third payment becomes delinquent and the student’s account will be placed on HOLD.