Being a Maricopa Community College student gets you many services for a discounted fee. One in particular is free!! Yes, free.
As a Maricopa Community College student you get Microsoft Office 365 free of charge. Office 365 is the latest version of Microsoft’s productivity suite and includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, OneNote, and more. It is available for offline and online use to best prepare you for class. As long as you are currently a student at one of the Maricopa Community Colleges, you’ll be able to use this software for free. You may benefit from this because you are able to install this service on up to five compatible computers as well as on five mobile devices, such as an iPad.
To download and access your Microsoft Office, follow the appropriate steps. Note you will need your Maricopa student email account to sign in. You should verify that your MEID account is working and that you can log in to your Online Student Center or student Gmail account before you attempt to download the software.
For new students who have just created their MEID (or for those who have reactivated it) there is a delay which can last from one to three hours after the MEID is activated before they can use it to download Office 365.
Another advantage of being an Estrella Mountain Community College student is that you are able to get discounts at the YMCA. There are four different membership types to choose from:
1. Adult: for a fee of $70 per semester. This membership only includes one adult student.
2. Couple: for a fee of $85 per semester. The couple membership includes an adult student and an adult living in the same household.
3. Family I: for a fee of $100 per semester. This membership includes a student plus a child younger than 18 years of age living in the same household.
4. Family II: for a fee of $150 per semester. This membership includes an adult student, plus another adult, and a child under the age of 18 living in the same household.
Some other YMCA discounts/ benefits include:
• $100 joining fee waived for Estrella Mountain Community College students.
• Reduced rates for child care/youth sports.
• Membership valid at all 16 YMCA branches.
• Must sign up at the Southwest Valley Family YMCA (2919 N. Litchfield Rd., Goodyear, AZ 623-935-5193)
• Present photo ID and a copy of your current class schedule
If you are a big coffee or tea drinker you may be interested to know that at the ECO Café in Mariposa Hall, you play less for a refill if you bring your own cup or tumbler!
Lastly, if you bring your student ID to the movie theaters you get to buy your ticket at a discounted price.
Being a college student gets you some extra advantages, so don’t be afraid to ask around, and save some money!