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  CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE: Face coverings are encouraged inside all South Mountain Community College buildings, including the SMC Library.


In-state Maricopa County residents pay just $85/credit hour, and can earn a two-year associate degree from South Mountain Community College for about $5,000. That’s more than 75% less than state university tuition costs. Now that’s a great investment!

  • Registration fee: SMCC has a one-time per semester registration fee of $15.
  • Special fees: Some courses and laboratories require an additional fee to pay for equipment, supplies, liability insurance or other special costs.
  • Books and supplies
  • Living expenses and transportation
  • Personal expenses (phone bill, food/snacks, entertainment, etc.)

For additional information, visit the Maricopa County Community College District site, with a complete listing of tuition rates, fees and more.