Tuition and Fees - North East Campus

Tuition and Fees - North East Campus

Full-Time Student (12-18 Credits) Fall Spring Total
Tuition 8,700 8,700 17,400
Fees 860 860 1,720
Commuter Tota 9, 560 9,560 19,120

Residents - Add Tuition and Fees to the Following:
Note: Additional Room and Meal Plan Options are Available

Room and Meal Plan Fall Spring Total
Room 2,600 2,600 5,200
Meal Plan 2,600 2,600 5,320
Room and Meal Plan 5,260 5,260 10,520


Part-Time Student (9-11 Credits) Fall Spring Total
Tuition 5,220 5,220 10,440
Fees 700 700 1,400
Total 5,920 5,920 11,840


Half-Time Student (6-8 Credits) Fall Spring Total
Tuition 3,480 3,480 6,960
Fees 520 520 1,040
Total 4,000 4,000 8,000


Less Than Half-Time Student (1-5 Credits) Fall Spring Total
Tuition 1,740 1,740 3,480
Fees 240 240 480
Total 1,980 1,980 3,960


North East Tuition Rates Summer 2019
Tuition (Per Credit) 580
Fees 240


Mercyhurst Corry, BTW and Erie CADS Fall Spring Total
Tuition* 8,325 8,325 16,650
Fees 80 80 160
Total 8,405 8,405 16,810

* Tuition is 555 Dollars Per Credit / Example Based on 15 Credits

Occasional Fees for Mercyhurst Corry, BTW and Erie CADS
Orientation Fee - FT Students Only 150
Technology Fee - Erie CADS Only 240
Graduation Fee - One Time Only 190
ID / One Card Fee - One Time Only 50


Municipal Police Training Program
Municipal Police Training Program (22 Credits) 5,000
Municipal Police Training Program (Program Fees) 1,556
Commuter Total 6,556


LPN Program (4 Terms/Per Term)
LPN Program (Full - Time) 4,635
LPN Program (Premium) 1,475
Total (Per Term) 6,110


Additional Notes:

  • The Program Fee is charged to all cadets in their first term.
  • Students attending the Academy in summer term 2020 are: subject to thesummer tuition rates TBD for the 2020-2021 academic year.
  • Cadets living on campus are subject to the room and board rates listed persemester in addition to the summer housing rates billed in advance perweek.
  • Summer housing rates published in this catalog are applicable to thesummer 2019 term. Summer 2020 weekly housing rates are TBD in the2020-2021 academic year catalog.
  • Meal plans for cadets are only offered during the semester. There are nosummer meal options.
  • Cadets attending the Police Academy while enrolled in a degree program atMercyhurst will be charged the tuition and fees associated with the degreebeing obtained.
Program Premiums and Fees (Per Semester)
Culinary 1,300
Part-Time RN (ASN Program) 415
Registered Nurse (Full-Time ASN) 1,610
PTA 1,480
Sciences 730
Sports Management 55
OASIS 4,360


Special Tuition Rates
High School Affiliate 300
Proficiency/Life Experience Exam 585
Audit 585
Mercyhurst Prep 240
CLEP 285


Occasional Fees
I.D. / One Card 50
I.D. / One Card Replacement 30
Lab Fee (Non-Science) 220
Studio/Materials 220
Official Transcript of Credits 10
Distance Learning Fee (per online course) 60
Tuition Overload (> 18 credits) (per credit) 580
Confirmation Deposit- Freshman Resident 250
Confirmation Deposit- Freshman Commuter 100
Exam Proctoring Fee for Online Courses 50


Financial Penalties
Late Registration Fee 300
Late Payment Fee 175
Room Change 100
Returned Check 75
Stop Payment / Reissued Check 25
Lost Key 110


Meal Plans and Room - North East Campus

Meal Plans (Per Semester)
The North East Plan 2,660
Complete Plan 225 Meals 2,190
Daily Dinner Plan 185 Meals 1,810
Dinner Plan 150 Meals 1,520
Convenient Diner Plan 105 Meals (Min Option) 1,080


Meal Plans (Per Trimester)
LPN Resident- CADS Anytime Meal Plan 1,775
LPN Resident- CADS 150 Meals 1,465
LPN Resident- CADS 125 Meals 1,220
LPN Resident- CADS 100 Meals 1,025
LPN Resident- CADS 70 Meals (Min. Option) 740


Room Charges (Per Occupant / Per Semester)
Neumann Hall 2,600
Redemptorist Hall 2,800
Townhouse 3,735
Single Room - Extra Charge 540


Room Charges (Per Occupant / Per Trimester)
Neumann Hall 1,850
Redemptorist Hall 1,850
Single Room - Extra Charge 540


Summer 2019 Housing
Billed in advance per week 90


Payment Policy for Tuition, Fees, Room and Meal Plan
When you register for courses, you incur a legal obligation to pay for tuition, feesand all related charges. Registration for a given semester is not complete until allcharges are paid by the bill due date, or until acceptable payment arrangementshave been made with the Office of SFS prior to the due date.

Students must be actively registered to reside in campus housing, receive studentmeal plan privileges, and receive all other university services and amenities.Student Financial Services participates in 100% online, real-time billing. Ebills areaccessible via your Mercyhurst portal. You are encouraged to grant guest accessto any family member who may have an interest in viewing or paying your bill.Full instructions are available on your Mercyhurst portal. Summer 2019 bills areavailable via the ebill the first week of June and are due on or before June 28, 2019.Fall semester bills are available the last week of June and are due on or beforeAugust 2, 2019. Spring semester bills are available in early December and are dueon or before January 6, 2020. All charges assessed after the initial billing due dateare due immediately and must be paid within 30 days to avoid any late fees. Youand your guests should check your ebill regularly for any updates and any changesyou have made.

Billing Due Dates for 2019-20
Summer Sessions 2019: June 28, 2019
Fall Semester: August 2, 2019
Spring Semester: January 6, 2020

Students must be registered at least 12 credit hours for each semester to beconsidered full time and to receive the flat tuition rate and all institutional grantsand scholarships. If registered over 18 credits, additional tuition charges apply. Ifregistered less than 12 credits per semester, financial aid awards will beadjusted accordingly.

ROTC scholarship recipients must be registered at least 12 credit hours in theirprogram (not including ROTC/Military Science credits) to be eligible for ROTCScholarships. ROTC/Military Science courses are free of charge to full time studentswho earn academic credits that apply towards graduation requirements. Theyare not included when determining full time status for Mercyhurst scholarships,grants, and loans.

In addition to charges for tuition, fees, room, meal plans, and other expenses, thebill reflects any scholarships, grants, and loans as pending financial aid. Financialaid listed is pending until the student’s eligibility is confirmed, verification iscompleted, and the student’s enrollment is verified on the census date. The censusdate is the morning after drop/add as published in the official academic calendar.

To receive pending credit on your bill for your federal student loans, studentsmust have a FAFSA® on file, and have completed both the Master Promissory Note and Entrance Loan Counseling online for Federal Direct Loans by July 20, 2019 forfall bills or December 1, 2019 for spring bills. This is a one-time requirement atMercyhurst. Federal Direct PLUS Loans are not credited to the student’s accountuntil a promissory note is signed. Some PLUS borrower’s may also be requiredto do PLUS Counseling. Those borrowers will be contacted directly by the U.S.Department of Education. Private Alternative Education Loan proceeds are notcredited until the loan proceeds are received by Mercyhurst.

If payment is not made by the due date, or satisfactory payment arrangements arenot made with the SFS Office by the bill due date, a late payment fee will be appliedto your account, your account will be placed on Business Office hold, and you maybe de-registered from your courses. You will not be able to make changes to yourregistration, register for any additional courses, or receive grades/transcripts. Yourbalance must be paid in full by the specified semester due date.

Overdue accounts will be placed with a collection agency. If your account isplaced with a collection agency, you will be responsible for your balance plus anycollection fees, which may be based on a percentage up to a maximum of 33% ofthe debt, and all costs and expenses, including reasonable attorney’s fees that areincurred by Mercyhurst University in such collection efforts. This may negativelyimpact your credit rating. To register for future semesters, receive transcripts or adiploma, your balance and any collection fees must be paid in full.

You can pay your balance via your ebill, which is accessible from your studentportal. Payment can be made by credit card (convenience fees apply) or electronicfunds transfer from a U.S. Checking or Savings account (no convenience feesapply). You can also print your bill and mail in a personal check, cashier’s check,or money order to the address on the bill. Cash payments can be made in personby visiting the SFS Office. Funds can also be wired electronically to Mercyhurst,which is especially convenient for international payments. For more information,please visit the SFS page on the student portal or contact the Office of SFS at 814-824-2288. All payments, including those from a third party, such as a 529 SavingsPlan, must be received by the bill due date. Please plan accordingly to allow formailing and processing time.

In lieu of paying the student bill in full, a student or family can sign up for a paymentplan (partial payments made in intervals) through our partner, Nelnet CampusCommerce, prior to the bill due date. The Nelnet Campus Commerce PaymentPlan (Payment Plan) divides a student’s financial obligation into interest freeinstallments over the semester, making financial obligations easier to manage.Monthly plans include a five month or four-month plan. The Payment Plan isavailable to all qualified undergraduate students for fall and spring semesters.There is a non-refundable fee for participating in the Payment Plan, regardless ofthe balance. Nelnet Campus Commerce provides a monthly billing, with paymentdue on or before the 1st day of each month. Failure to pay by monthly duedates will result in late fees, Business Office holds, and possible de-registration.Repeated delinquent payments will result in a cancellation of the payment planand payment of any outstanding balance is immediately due to Mercyhurst. Failureto resolve an outstanding balance may result in de-registration and placing youroutstanding account with a collection agency.

Students receiving financial aid may also participate in the Payment Plan. Todetermine the minimum monthly payment, deduct the amount of financialaid (not including work-study) from the semester charges, and then divide thebalance by the number of payments in the plan you chose. It is important that youreview your budget each semester to ensure that the scheduled monthly paymentplan reflects your actual charges at Mercyhurst. Be sure to use ‘net’ loan proceedsin your calculations for federal loans, as they deduct an origination fee prior tosending your funds to Mercyhurst.

For more information about the plan or how to calculate monthly payments,contact Nelnet Campus Commerce directly at 1-888-285-3052, or visit If your projected budget at Nelnet Campus Commerce isless than your actual balance at Mercyhurst, you may incur late fees at Mercyhurstand a business office hold will may be placed on your account, preventing futureregistration. If payment is made by paper check, Mercyhurst will credit the fundsbut will not remove any Business Office Holds for at least seven calendar days toallow time for the check to clear with your bank. If funds do not clear, a studentmay be charged a late fee in addition to a $75 returned check fee. In this instance,the student will be contacted and given one week to make payment to Mercyhurst in the form of a certified check or money order. Legal action may be taken againstany person who has repeatedly submitted checks with insufficient funds, andMercyhurst reserves the right to reject future check payments.

Tuition and Fee Refund Policy Due to Total Withdrawal
Students who wish to withdraw from the university must complete a CeaseEnrollment Form, available in the Office of Academic Affairs, and obtain therequired authorizations and signatures. Students who officially withdraw afterdrop/add but before the end of the academic semester will receive a W grade forthe course. Students who experience a medical, military or serious emergency,may file a letter with the Office of Academic Affairs explaining and documentingthe special circumstances. Students who have officially withdrawn from theuniversity and do not return within one academic year must apply for readmission.

When a student officially withdraws from all courses (ceases enrollment), theymay receive a prorated refund of tuition, room and meal plan charges dependingon the date of withdrawal. Refer to the Tuition Refund Chart below. Fees are notrefundable when withdrawal occurs after the drop/ add period for that semester(usually the eighth day of the semester.)

Period of Withdrawal During a Semester Percentage of Tuition Refund
On or before the last day to drop/add each term (Up to and including calendar day 8) 100% Including Fees
Calendar days 9 - 15 80% Not Including Fees
Calendar days 16 - 22 70% Not Including Fees
Calendar days 23 - 29 60% Not Including Fees
Calendar days 30 and beyond 0% Not Including Fees

Refunds for room and meal plans will be refunded 100% through day 8 ofthe semester for which you are registered, and prorated for number of daysof usage between the 9th and 30th days of the semester. There are no refundsfor tuition, room, or meal plans after the 30th day of the semester. The tuition refundpolicy for the full summer session follows the same schedule as above. The tuitionpolicy refund for summer mini sessions is as follows:

Period of Withdrawal for Summer Mini Sessions Only Percentage of Tuition Refund
On or before the last day to drop/add each term (Up to and including calendar day 8) 100% Including Fees
Calendar days 9 - 15 80% Not Including Fees
Calendar days 16 - 22 70% Not Including Fees
Calendar days 23 - 29 60% Not Including Fees
Calendar days 30 and beyond 0% Not Including Fees

Treatment of Financial Aid for Total Withdrawal(Cease Enrollment)
If a student withdraws from all courses (ceases to be enrolled), the SFS Office mustreview the student’s financial aid to determine whether financial aid funds mustbe adjusted in accordance with federal, state, and institutional policies governingtotal withdrawal from the university.

SFS calculates refunds for tuition, room and meal plans according to universitypolicy. However, the policies for financial aid for total withdrawals (ceaseenrollments) are specific to each designated financial aid program and areapplicable only if the student was awarded that particular type of fund. If thestudent is awarded various types of financial aid, more than one policy may applyin determining the student’s revised financial aid eligibility.

Federal (Title IV) Financial Aid Refund Policy(Cease Enrollment)
The federal policy for return of Title IV funds maintains that the student canretain only that portion of federal aid that the student has earned based on timein attendance before withdrawal prior to completing 60% of a payment periodor semester. The percentage of time that the student attended an academicsemester determines the amount of federal aid that must be returned to thefederal government. This federally mandated policy is independent of Mercyhurstinstitutional refund policy for tuition, room and meal plans.

The schedules vary by start and end dates of each semester and each academicprogram. For a student who withdraws after the 60% point-in-time, there areno unearned funds. However, a school must still complete a Return calculation todetermine whether the student is eligible for a post-withdrawal disbursement.

The calculation is based on the percentage of earned aid using thefollowing Federal Return of Title IV funds formula:

  • Percentage of payment period or semester completed is the number ofdays completed up to the withdrawal date divided by the total days in thepayment period or semester. (Any break of five days or more is not countedas part of the days in the semester.) This percentage is also the percentage ofearned aid.

Funds are returned to the appropriate federal program based on thepercentage of unearned aid using the following formula:

  • Aid to be returned is (100% of the aid that could be disbursed minus thepercentage of earned aid) multiplied by the total amount of aid that couldhave been disbursed during the payment period or semester.

If a student earned less aid than was disbursed, Mercyhurst would be requiredto return a portion of the funds and the student would be required to return aportion of the funds. Keep in mind that when Title IV funds are returned, thestudent borrower may owe a balance to Mercyhurst which must be paid within30 days of notification.

If a student earned more aid than was disbursed to them, Mercyhurst may owe thestudent a post-withdrawal disbursement which must be paid within 120 days ofthe student’s withdrawal. Mercyhurst must return the amount of Title IV funds forwhich it is responsible no later than 45 days after the date of the determination ofthe student’s withdrawal.

Refunds to aid programs are returned in the following order:

  • Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans
  • Federal Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
  • Federal Direct PLUS Loans
  • Federal Pell Grants
  • Federal Supplemental Opportunity Grants
  • Other assistance under this Title for which a Return of funds is required

Students who receive all F’s for a semester who did not formally withdraw willbe considered Unofficial Withdrawals and will be reviewed by OAA to establishthe students’ last date of attendance. If a student ceased attendance for allclasses before 60% of the semester was over, that last date of attendance will beused. If the last date of attendance in an academically related activity cannot bedetermined, the “unofficial” withdrawal date will be the mid-point of the semesterto calculate unearned federal funds that must be returned to the appropriatefederal aid program.

Students need to understand that, although they can withdraw from a semesterwith W grades, federal aid disbursements must be reviewed based on their lastdate of attendance or unofficial withdrawal date.

The student is responsible for any returned federal funds that results in a balancedue on their student account. If payment is not made within 60 days, the studentwill be liable for all collection fees and costs as described above in the PaymentPolicy section.

Institutional and State Grant/Scholarship Financial AidRefund Policy (Cease Enrollment)
Adjustments to institutional and/or state grant/scholarships follow the university’spolicy on refunds for tuition (refer to the Tuition Refund Policy Due to TotalWithdrawal section above). For example, if the student’s tuition is refunded 70%,the student’s institutional and/or state grants/scholarships will be refunded 70%,meaning that the student may retain 30% of each of the institutional and/or stategrant/scholarship awards. However, for the state grant/scholarship, where, inaccordance with the above policy, the amount of State Grant funds to be retainedby the university is small, and the amount to refund to the state is large, the Officeof SFS may advise the student to forfeit the State Grant altogether when it appearsthat it will benefit the student.

If the student forfeits the State Grant, it will enable Mercyhurst to refund theentire semester’s State Grant disbursement to PHEAA, thereby saving a semesterof State Grant eligibility for the student and possibly avoiding a state aid academicprogram problem in the future.

For example, if the student withdraws from the university during the second weekof classes, the student will have 80% of their tuition refunded, and followingPHEAA regulations, 80% of the State Grant will have to be refunded back to thestate. If the PHEAA Grant is $1,000, $800 would be returned to the state and thestudent would be able to retain $200 to pay for any educational charges for thetwo weeks in attendance. In this instance, it is strongly recommended that theentire $1,000 be sent back to the state so that the student can receive a PHEAAGrant for a future semester and not have this semester of attendance count againstthe student when calculating satisfactory academic progress for PHEAA StateStudent Aid Programs.

Course Withdrawal Policy
Students who wish to withdraw from a course after the drop/add period for asemester must complete a Class Schedule Form which is available in the Officeof the Registrar. Once the student obtains the advisor’s signature, the form isreturned to the Office of the Registrar for processing. Course withdrawals afterdrop/add will result in a W grade for the course and will not change financial aid ortuition charges for that semester because they are based on the enrollment statuson the census date, which is usually the 8th day of the fall or spring semester*.

*Students registered for Mini 2 or Mini 4 courses will have a secondary censusdate after the drop/add period for those terms. If changes to enrollment cause thestudent to be less than full time for the semester, aid for the entire semester willbe recalculated and re-billed (only for Mini 2 or 4 changes). If there is an increaserelated to Mini 2 or Mini 4 sessions, the student will be re-billed for any creditoverloads or tuition increases. Students should always consult with SFS prior towithdrawing from any course to determine impacts on financial aid and billing.

Withdrawing from courses may prevent you from making satisfactory academicprogress, and that may affect your eligibility for future financial aid assistance.Please refer to the Satisfactory Academic Progress section for details. Whether youchoose to withdraw from one course or withdraw from the University completely,it is important that you contact the Office of Student Financial Services for adviceregarding financial aid and billing.