Paying for College

Paying for College

An affordable education

MSTC offers students a high-quality, valuable education - without the high price tag. Become more employable in a new career or eligible for more promotions and new challenges in your current job.

Need Help Paying for College?

You’re not alone. About 80% of all MSTC students receive some kind of financial aid or scholarships to help pay for school.  Don’t assume that you won’t qualify – apply today!


Reasons Businesses Should Hire an MSTC Graduate

Employer-based program advisory committees
88% of us work in-state following graduation
We are tech savvy
We have the soft skills you desire
We receive skills/insight from industry leaders
You get a high-quality and job-ready employee

Frequently Asked Admissions Questions


How do I apply to a program?

Click on How to Apply above to get started!

Do college graduates still need to provide high school transcripts?

Yes, but only if your program requires transcripts.

If I’ve taken the Accuplacer or ACT in the past, can Mid-State use those scores?

Yes. The scores can be used if the test has been taken within the past five years.

How does Mid-State tuition compare to tuition for a four-year public university?

On average, an Mid-State education costs 45% less than two years at a public university.

Is there an Application for Admission deadline?

Mid-State continuously accepts applications for admission.

Do I need to take an entrance assessment to be admitted to Mid-State & my program?

Mid-State requires most new students to complete the Accuplacer prior to acceptance into a program.

How do I know if I’ve been admitted to a program?

Once you have completed all admissions requirements, you will receive a letter indicating you have been accepted.

Will a GED or HSED be accepted in lieu of a high school diploma?

Yes. Contact the institution that awarded your GED/HSED and have them send your test scores directly to Mid-State.

What are official transcripts?

Official transcripts are transcripts with the school's seal sent directly from the school you attended previously.

I applied to Mid-State in the past. Do I need to repay my application fee?

The $30 application fee is a one-time fee.

Is there a fee to take the Accuplacer?

Yes. There is a $20 fee to take the Accuplacer.

When can I take the Accuplacer?

The Accuplacer is offered on a daily basis

Do I need to be admitted to a program to take classes at Mid-State?

No. Anyone can register for most General Studies classes.

Mid-State needs a copy of my transcripts. Can I send a copy of the one I have?

No. Mid-State requires all transcripts to be official.