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

Basic ChargesAmount
Tuition (15-21 credit hours)*$1,550.00
Tuition (1-14 credit hours)$155.00 (per credit hour)
Registration Fee$100.00
Resource Fee**$15.00 (per credit hour)
Technology Fee$75.00
Online Course Fee$15.00 (per credit hour)
Academic Lab Fee***$25.00-$50.00
Technical Course Fee (per credit hour)***$5.00-$45.00
Excelerated Career Programs$175.00 (per credit hour)

*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 . 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 course 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

Full-Time Students

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.

Students enrolled in an Excelerated Career Program will pay an hourly charge of $175 per credit hour for all classes taken within that program. This charge covers all costs associated with the program.

Out-of-State Students

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.

Out-of-state residents who fall below 15 hours must pay an additional, non-refundable tuition fee of $155.00 per semester hour.

International Students

International students who are enrolled in 15-21 hours must pay an additional fee of $1,550.00 each semester that is non-refundable.

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 12 hours during the fall or spring semesters.