Tuition & Fees

Although the rates and financial policies published below are current, they are subject to change. In the event of such a change, students will be given appropriate notification. All outstanding financial obligations must be met for a student to register for continuing classes or to graduate.

2017-2018 Regular Tuition:

Full-time Tuition (per academic term): $8,800.00

Tuition is charged at the full-time rate when enrollment is between 12 and 18 credit hours in any term.

Part-time Tuition (per credit hour): $610.00

Tuition is charged on a per credit hour basis when enrollment is less than 12 credit hours in any term.

Overload Tuition (per credit hour): $610.00

If enrollment in any term exceeds 18 credit hours, each credit hour in excess of 18 hours has an addition per-credit-hour charge.

Paramedic Program Cost (2-term and 3-term): $13,020.00

The Paramedic tuition only applies to the professional courses (i.e. all EMS - ### courses for the Paramedic Certificate).  Any student who elects to take additional classes that are not required to earn the Paramedic Certificate will incur additional tuition charges equal to the number of additional credit hours taken multiplied by the part-time per-credit-hour rate.  Any student who is required to or elects to repeat a professional course or classes not required to earn the Paramedic Certificate will incur additional tuition charged equal to the number of repeated credit hours taken multiplied by the part-time-per-credit-hour rate.  Students who repeat EMS course(s) will pay the per credit hour tuition rate for the repeated course(s).  The combined tuition for courses in the major and additional-class tuition in each term will not exceed the current full-time tuition amount for that term up to 18 credit hours.  Enrollment above 18 credit hours of non-EMS courses will result in paying the course overload tuition.

The Paramedic tuition will be billed in two equal amounts for 2-term offerings and three equal amounts for 3-term offerings.  Each installment payment is due on or before the first day of each respective term. Tuition is considered fully earned by the College as specified in the Tuition Adjustment Policies Section of the Mercy College of Health Sciences, College Catalog.  If a student drops or withdrawals and financial aid must be returned to the government, the student is personally responsible for the full amount of the resulting unpaid tuition.

Audit Tuition (per credit hour): $152.50

Tuition is charged when neither a neither a letter grade nor academic credit is awarded by the College. See the Academic Policies and Procedures Section of the Collage Catalog for more information.

2017-2018 Certificate Tuition:

Emergency Medical Technician Certificate – Onsite: $900.00

Tuition rate applied when a student enrolls in the Emergency Medical Technician course offered on the Mercy College Campus.  A student may elect to take this course for six hours of academic credit.  If a student elects to take the course for credit, the business-office policies which normally govern short-term certificates are not applicable, but instead, all for-credit policies, including tuition and fee amounts will apply.

Emergency Medical Technician Certificate - Hybrid 0 to 100 miles: $1,100.00

Tuition rate applied when a student enrolls in the Emergency Medical Technician course offered at a location which is 0 to 100 miles away from the Mercy College Campus.  A student may elect to take this course for six hours of academic credit. If a student elects to take the course for credit, the business-office policies which normally govern short-term certificates are not applicable, but instead, all for-credit policies, including tuition and fee amounts will apply.

Emergency Medical Technician Certificate - Hybrid 101 to 150 miles: $1,200.00

Tuition rate applied when a student enrolls in the Emergency Medical Technician course offered at a location which is 101 to 150 miles away from the Mercy College Campus.  A student may elect to take this course for six hours of academic credit. If a student elects to take the course for credit, the business-office policies which normally govern short-term certificates are not applicable, but instead, all for-credit policies, including tuition and fee amounts will apply.

Emergency Medical Technician Certificate - Hybrid 151 to 200 miles: $1,300.00

Tuition rate applied when a student enrolls in the Emergency Medical Technician course offered at a location which is 151 to 200 miles away from the Mercy College Campus.  A student may elect to take this course for six hours of academic credit. If a student elects to take the course for credit, the business-office policies which normally govern short-term certificates are not applicable, but instead, all for-credit policies, including tuition and fee amounts will apply.

Emergency Medical Technician Certificate - Hybrid 201 or more miles: $1,400.00

Tuition rate applied when a student enrolls in the Emergency Medical Technician course offered at a location which is 201 miles or more away from the Mercy College Campus.  A student may elect to take this course for six hours of academic credit. If a student elects to take the course for credit, the business-office policies which normally govern short-term certificates are not applicable, but instead, all for-credit policies, including tuition and fee amounts will apply.

Critical Care Paramedic Certificate: $950.00

Tuition rate applied for the course leading to the endorsement as a Critical Care Paramedic (CCP). A student may elect to take this course for five hours of academic credit.  If a student elects to take the course for credit, the business-office policies which normally govern short-term certificates are not applicable, but instead, all for-credit policies, including tuition and fee amounts will apply.

Medical Billing and Coding Certificate: $950.00

This 10-week, entry-level MBC course is intended for individuals interested in a career in an outpatient clinic, specialty clinic or insurance setting utilizing CPT, ICD-10-CM and HCPCS codes.

Certificate Tuition Notice:

Full Payment for all certificate courses is due at the time of registration and is non-refundable after the first day of class.  Deferred payment plans are not offered by the College for certificate programs.  Students are not considered registered until Full Payment is received.

If a student is unable to attend any class, the student has a duty to contact the instructor prior to the class to discuss the matter.  If a student fails to attend the first class and has not contacted the instructor prior to the class to obtain permission, the student will be administratively dropped from the class by the College and the amount paid by the student will be refunded.  If a student wishes to drop a courses and receive a tuition adjustment must submit all completed paperwork to the Registrar on or before the first day of class.

The election to take the certificate course for credit must be made by the student at the time of registration.  Once class has started this choice is irrevocable.

2017-2018 Academic Fees:

ASN Admissions Assessment Math Examination: $50.00

This exam is intended for students who need to demonstrate mathematical competency to satisfy the math requirement for the ASN admissions prerequisite.

ASN Nursing Material Fee: $170.00 / term 1-4;
$240.00 in term 5

All ASN Students, except those enrolled in the RN to BSN, will be charged a fee in each term to cover supplies and materials that will be issued to the student that will help prepare the students for successful completion of the NCLEX-RN licensure exams.

BSN Nursing Material Fee: $210.00/each term except final term;
$280.00 in final term

All BSN Students, except those enrolled in the RN to BSN, will be charged a fee in each term to cover supplies and materials that will be issued to the student that will help prepare the students for successful completion of the NCLEX-RN licensure exams.

Challenge Examination: $65.00

Students, who believe they are knowledgeable in certain subject areas and wish to receive college credit for this knowledge, may challenge the course by sitting for the Challenge Examination. Not all courses at Mercy College are available for students to challenge. If a CLEP exam is available for a course, the student may only take the CLEP exam and may not challenge the course. Mercy College will award credit hours through Challenge Examinations provided that the student achieves at least 80 percent on the test in question. The student must pay the Challenge Examination fee prior to taking the Challenge Examination.

Clinical Make-up: $50.00

Students who miss a clinical day and must make it up at a later date will be assessed this fee.  The fee must be paid prior to attending the make-up session.  If the fee is not paid, the student will be precluded from attending that session.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Registry Examination Preparation Fee: $200.00

Students enrolled in the Diagnostic Medical Sonography major who register for DMS 125 will be charged a fee for all materials and related costs associated with registering and preparing for the National Registry Exam.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Fee: $250.00/term

Students enrolled in Diagnostic Medical Sonography major will be assessed a fee each term due to additional costs associated with the major that are not captured in the normal tuition rate.

LPN Written Challenge Examination: $75.00

The Nursing Acceleration Challenge Exam I (NACE I): Foundations of Nursing is administered through the National League for Nursing (NLN) Testing Services. The exam is only intended for students who hold an active LPN license and who have worked in a clinical setting. There is a clinical skills challenge exam to perform if the written exam is passed. If both exams are completed satisfactorily, the student may begin in the second semester of the ASN major.

LPN Clinical Skills Challenge Examination: $50.00

The clinical skills exam is only intended for students who have passed the written The Nursing Acceleration Challenge Exam I (NACE I): Foundations of Nursing. If both exams are completed satisfactorily, the student may begin in the second semester of the ASN major.

Medical Assisting Certification Exam Preparation Fee: $165.00

Students enrolled in the Medical Assisting Certificate who register for MA 201 will be charged a fee for all materials and related costs associated with registering and preparing for the AAMA Certification Exam.

Placement Examination: $65.00

A fee will be assessed when a placement examination is administered. The placement examination will be administered for the purpose of appropriately placing the student within the appropriate sequence of courses.

Radiologic Technology Certification Exam Preparation Fee: $60.00

Students entering the sixth term of the Radiologic Technology major will be charged a fee to cover materials needed to prepare for the ARRT National Board Examination.

Radiologic Technology Material Fee: $20.00

Students entering the first term of the Radiologic Technology major will be charged a fee to cover supplies and materials that will be issued to the student.

Surgical Technology Material Fee: $60.00

Students enrolled in the Surgical Technology major will be charged a fee in the SUR 101 course for additional laboratory costs.

Surgical Technology Certification Exam Fee: $247.00

Students enrolled in the Surgical Technology major will be charged a fee in the SUR 163 course for certification preparation, professional membership, and certification exam costs.

2017-2018 Administrative Fees:

Installment Payment Plan Participation Fee: $40.00

A student may elect to participate in an installment payment plan with the College.  In order to enter into an installment payment plan, the student must complete the following on or before the first day of each term: (i) pay 25% of the total tuition and fees due, (ii) pay the participation fee and (iii) execute an installment payment plan agreement.  The College will allow the student to pay the remaining balance due in three equal installment payments due on or before the following dates:

Fall Term:
First Installment due October 1
Second Installment due November 1
Third Installment due December 1

Spring Term:
First Installment due February 1
Second Installment due March 1
Third Installment due April 1

Summer Term (the first day for ALL summer classes is the first day of the 15-week term):
First Installment due June 1
Second Installment due July 1
Third Installment due August 1

All terms and conditions of the installment payment plan will be stated in the plan document. Students who have failed to comply with the terms of any prior installment payment plan with the College, or who have made a late payment to the College or who have issued a check to the College that has been returned for insufficient funds may not be allowed to participate in an installment payment plan. Installment payment plans are not available to students enrolled in non-credit EMS courses.

Diploma Replacement: $25.00

A fee is charged for a replacement diploma.

Graduation: $110.00

A fee is charged in the final semester of a student’s academic degree or certificate to cover the costs associated with graduation activities and is required from all graduating students, whether the student attends the ceremony or not.

Late Fee: $80.00

In any term in which Full Payment of all tuition and fees is not received by the due date a late payment will be assessed.  See Financial Information section of the College Catalog for more information.

ID Badge Replacement:

$15.00

A fee is charged to replace a lost or stolen ID badge.

Parking Violations: $45.00

A fee will be imposed upon any student who parks in any area located on the main campus of the College, College Hill, Crocker Street, or the Mercy Medical Center campus, which is not expressly identified and designated for student parking.  In addition, a fee will be imposed upon any student who fails to properly place a valid College parking sticker in his or her car.

Impression Fee for Printing and Copying - Black Ink: 10 cents/single-side page

A fee will be imposed upon any student who parks in any area located on the main campus of the College, Mercy Court, Crocker Street, or the Mercy Medical Center campus, which is not expressly identified and designated for student parking. In addition, a fee will be imposed upon any student who fails to properly place a valid College parking sticker in his or her car.

Impression Fee for Printing and Copying – Color Ink: 25 cents/single-side page

Students who exceed the allocated quantity of free impressions for copying and printing each term will incur an impression fee. A copy or print request that has content on both sides of the sheet of paper will be charged two impressions. Any copy or printed page that utilizes a colored-ink output device will be charged the colored copy fee for each impression generated by the device regardless of the amount of colored ink used to generate the impression.

Returned Check: $30.00

A fee is charged each time a student’s check is returned, whether for non-sufficient funds (NSF) or any other reason. In the event a check is not honored by the drafter’s financial institution and if a subsequent attempt to pay tuition and or fees occurs after the payment deadline, a late payment fee may also be imposed.  A student who issues a subsequent check to the College that is not honored by the drafter’s financial institution (e.g. a second NSF) may not participate in an Installment Payment Plan.

Transcript: $10.00

A fee is charged for each official transcript provided.

2016-2017 Tuition

Full-time Rate per Term $8,460
Part-time Rate per Hour $586
Overload Tuition (per credit hour if enrollment exceeds 18 hours) $586
Paramedic - 3-term & 2-term Total Program Cost $13,020
Audit Rate per Credit Hour $147
Emergency Medical Technician - Onsite* $900
Emergency Medical Technician - Hybrid: 0 to 100 miles* $1,100
Emergency Medical Technician - Hybrid: 101 to 150 miles* $1,200
Emergency Medical Technician - Hybrid: 151 to 200 miles*  $1,300
Emergency Medical Technician - Hybrid: 201 or more miles*  $1,400
Critical Care Paramedic* $950

*These certificate courses are not eligible for federal financial aid.

The Paramedic tuition identified above only apply to the professional courses within the program (i.e. all EMS - ### courses for the Paramedic Certificate Program). Any student who elects to take additional classes that are not required to earn the Paramedic Certificate will incur additional tuition charges equal to the number of additional credit hours taken multiplied by the part-time per-credit-hour rate. The combined program tuition and additional-class tuition in each term will not exceed the current full-time tuition amount for that term.

The Paramedic tuition will be billed in two equal amounts for two-term offerings and three equal amounts for three-term offerings. Each installment payment is due on or before the first day of each respective term. Tuition is considered fully earned by the College as specified in the Tuition Adjustment Policies Section of the Mercy College of Health Sciences, College Catalog. If a student drops or withdrawals and financial aid must be returned to the government, the student is personally responsible for the full amount of the resulting unpaid tuition.

Emergency Medical Services Courses

Full Payment for EMT and CCP certificate courses is due at the time of registration and is non-refundable after the first day of class.  Deferred payment plans are not offered by the College for these certificate programs.  Students are not considered registered until Full Payment is received.  If a student is unable to attend any class, the student has a duty to contact the instructor prior to the class to discuss the matter.  If a student fails to attend the first class and has not contacted the instructor prior to the class to obtain permission, the student will be administratively dropped from the class by the College and the amount paid by the student will be refunded.

Students may elect to enroll in the EMT certificate course and receive college credit. The election to take the course for college credit must be made by the student at the time of registration. Once class has started this choice is irrevocable.  If a student elects to enroll in the EMT certificate course for credit, all for-credit policies, including tuition and fee amounts will apply.

Tuition for EMT and CCP certificate courses is non-refundable after the first day of class. Therefore a student who wishes to drop a these courses and receive a tuition adjustment must submit all completed paperwork to the Registrar on or before the first day of class.

2016-2017 Academic Fees 

Associate of Science in Nursing Material Fee
(Terms 1 - 5)
$170
Bachelor of Science in Nursing Material Fee
(Each Term a nursing course is taken)
$210
Credit by Exam $110
Placement Exam $65
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Challenge Exam $75
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Clinical Skills Challenge $50
Nurse Assistant (NA) Challenge Exam $65
Nurse Assistant (NA) Clinical Skills Challenge $50
Clinical Make-up (per session) $50 
Diagnostic Medical Sonography Fee (Each term) $250
Diagnostic Medical Sonography Registry Exam (3rd term - Spring) $200
Medical Assisting National Certification Exam Preparation Fee  (3rd semester - Summer) $165
Radiologic Technology Material Fee (1st semester - Summer) $20
Radiologic Technology Mock Boards (6th semester - Spring) $60
Surgical Technology Lab Fee (1st semester - Fall) $60
Surgical Technology National Certification Exam Preparation Fee (2nd semester - Spring) $247

2016-2017 Administration Fees

Late Payment (Tuition not paid in full by due date) $80
Transcript (per copy) $10
Graduation $110
Installment Payment Plan - Participation $40
Installment Payment Plan - Late Payment
(Each late installment)
$10
Parking Fine $45
Returned Check $30
Diploma Replacement $25
ID Badge Replacement $15
Student Copy/Print Fee - Black Ink (per single-side page) $0.10
Student Copy/Print Fee - Color Ink (per single-side page) $0.20