Financial Assistance and Scholarships

First things first. Apply for financial aid. Even if you think you don’t qualify, you won’t know for sure until you apply. MDC offers a number of financial aid awards and scholarships that support students in different situations.

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American Dream

Covers the in-state portion of tuition for two years of courses for Miami-Dade County high school graduates who qualify.

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Rising Scholars

Free tuition for up to two years, plus academic and co-curricular experiences to equip students with the knowledge, resources and skills for success.

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Last Mile

MDC will help you finish that last mile by covering tuition and fees for students who need 13 or fewer credits to finish their associate degree.

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MDC Presidential Scholars

Scholarships to high school students based on academic achievement. Includes tuition and fees, a stipend for living expenses, and co-curricular opportunities.