Tuition and Aid

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When you decide to take things to the next level with an education at Mercer, we partner with you to make it possible. We want you thinking about your future, and how we can help get you there. And that means mapping out a plan for you academically as well as financially. We know investing in college is a big decision, which is why we do all we can to make sure you get the most value possible.

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    “Best Value Schools” in the nation (U.S. News & World Report)

  • 88%

    of the Class of 2018 was employed or in grad school within six months of graduation. See methodology

  • 90%

    of Mercer University students receive financial aid

For convenience and transparency, Mercer offers a special reduced tuition rate for our working adults undergraduate degree programs in lieu of traditional merit-based scholarships. Additional fees may apply. Consult the Office of the Bursar for current tuition rates.

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Financial Aid Resources

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Net Price Calculator

The "net price" is what you pay for tuition and other direct charges after all financial aid is applied. Use Mercer's Net Price Calculator to estimate your eligibility for federal, state, and/or institutional aid and your net costs after that aid is applied.

FAFSA

An important first step to be considered for all available financial aid is completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The information you provide on the FAFSA helps determine the types and amounts of financial aid for which you may be eligible.

Loan History

The National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) is a federal database that allows you to view up-to-date information about any existing federal loans you may have and any amount already borrowed.

Military Benefits

Military-connected students and family members may be eligible for a variety of educational benefits, such as the Yellow Ribbon Program, Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance, Troops to Teachers, and more. Our dedicated team will guide you through exploration of options available to you to determine the benefits that best meet your needs.

Employer Partnerships

Thanks to our unique relationship with certain organizations, corporations, and government agencies, you could qualify for affordable education opportunities at Mercer, depending on where you work.

Types of Aid

There's more than one way to create your own future.

Grants

Federal or state grants may be need-based (such as the Pell Grant) non-need-based, and may be awarded to qualified students based on specific criteria. Most grants are gift aid and do not have to be paid back.

Scholarships

Federal, state, and other outside scholarships may be awarded to qualified students based on academic credentials (such as the State of Georgia's HOPE Scholarship and Mercer's G.O.A.L. Scholar Scholarship), need, or other award-specific criteria. Most scholarships are gift aid and do not have to be paid back.

Loans

Many students choose to finance their college education through one or more student loans administered either through the federal government or private lenders. Loans are borrowed funds that must be repaid and vary in eligibility criteria, interest rate, and repayment requirements. Review your borrowing history and become familiar with your borrowing limits and maximum eligibility early in the admissions process to avoid delays in tuition payment.

Federal Work-Study

A limited number of part-time employment opportunities are available to eligible students with demonstrated financial need via the FAFSA. Funds are paid directly to the student for actual hours worked and can be used toward tuition payments or other college-related expenses. Interested students should contact their Center Coordinator regarding employment opportunities.

Speak with a Counselor

Greet tomorrow with confidence and support. If you’re ready to speak with a team member about your student financial planning options, we’re ready to help you discover how you can fund your Mercer education. Schedule your appointment with an admissions counselor early so you can start discussing all of your options.

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