Honors Fee Waiver


  • The award amount is prorated according to the number of credit hours taken.
  • The maximum award is $325 per semester per student to assist with tuition, registration fees, and/or book supplies at the community college.
  • Required, degree specific PASS/FAIL courses are within the guidelines for determining the fee waiver amount.
Configuration of Fee Waiver
Student Load Hours Award $
3 - 5 81
6 - 8 163
9 - 11 244
12+ 325



  • Completion of 12 credit hours (100 level or higher, letter grade) from Maricopa Community Colleges with a 3.25 or higher cumulative MCCCD GPA [EXCEPTION: Required, degree specific pass/fail courses.]
  • Completion of Honors Program application at the college of choice
  • Enrollment in a MCCCD college
  • Placement test scores may not be used for fee waiver eligibility

Criteria for Continuation

  • Completion of at least 3 hours (100 level and above) of coursework each semester.
  • Completion of one Honors course/contract/enrichment plan each semester.
  • Maintain a cumulative MCCCD GPA of 3.25 or above.
  • Remain in good standing at the college(s)


  • If students fall below the required cumulative MCCCD GPA, they may re-apply for the waiver once their GPA has been raised.
  • Students who are re-admitted to the Honors Program must meet new requirements that are in effect.

Repayment Policy
Discretion to seek repayment resides at the college level. There is no district-wide policy to seek return of Honors Fee Waiver (or Presidents' Scholarship) tuition and fees from a student who does not complete the semester for which an award was made. A student WILL lose future eligibility for the Honors Fee Waiver if repayment is not made.