Explanation of Fees
The Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI) Exam is to help prepare nursing students for successful completion of the NCLEX-RN licensure exams. ATI exams are taken each semester and the fee each semester varies.
All Challenge Examination fees must be paid prior to taking the exam. Applicants may not retake these challenge examinations.
- LAS Challenge Examination: Students may challenge selected liberal arts and sciences courses.
- LPN Challenge Examination: Student seeking advanced placement in the ASN program because they hold an LPN license may take the NLN Nursing Acceleration Challenge Exam (ACE) PN-RN-Foundations of Nursing Exam.
- LPN Clinical Skills Challenge: Students seeking advanced placement in the ASN program because they hold an LPN license who have passed the written portion of the NLN Nursing Acceleration Challenge Exam (ACE) PN-RN-Foundations of Nursing Exam may take the Clinical Skills Challenge Exam.
- NA Challenge Examination: Students on the CNA Registry or actively working as a CNA may qualify to challenge the 75 hour content and/or the 150 hour content.
- NA Clinical Skills Challenge: Students who qualify for the NA Challenge Exam and pass the written portion of the NA Challenge Exam may challenge the 75-hour content and/or the 150-hour clinical skills content.
Students who miss a clinical day and must make it up at a later date will owe a fee. This 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 Fee
Students enrolled in the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program will be charged registry examination fees in the term DMS-125 is taken and in the term DMS-233 or DMS-234 is taken.
Diagnostic Medical Sonography Fee
Students enrolled in Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program will be assessed a fee each term due to additional costs associated with that program that are not captured in the normal tuition rate.
Medical Assisting Certification Examination Fee
Students enrolled in the Medical Assisting Program who are registering for MA 201 will be charged a fee to register for the AAMA Certification Exam to be completed after graduation from the program.
Nuclear Medicine Technology Fee
Students enrolled in the Nuclear Medicine Technology Program will be assessed a fee each term due to additional costs associated with that program that are not captured in the normal tuition rate.
Nursing Assistant CPR Certification Fee
Students who do not hold a valid CPR for Healthcare Providers certifications from either the American Red Cross or the American Heart Association at the time of registration for the class will be charged a fee to complete the certification during their coursework.
Paramedic Pre-admission Fee Online Computer Exam
Students seeking admission to a Paramedic Program must first complete a computerized EMT examination to verify their knowledge of the content on the NREMT. Mercy College EMT students going directly into a Paramedic Program will have this exam included in their coursework at no additional charge. Mercy College students who delay their admission into the Paramedic Program beyond the next available start date will be required to pay the fee and take the exam in later semesters to verify their content knowledge. One retake of the online computer exam is available for this fee.
Paramedic Pre-admission Fee Clinical Skills Exam
Once students have successfully completed the online computer examination they must also complete a clinical skills examination to verify their knowledge of the content on the NREMT. Mercy College EMT students going directly into a Paramedic Program will have this exam included in their coursework. Mercy College students who delay their admission into the Paramedic Program beyond the next available start date will be required to pay the fee and take the exam in later semesters to verify their skills. One retake of the practical skills exam is available for this fee.
A fee will be assessed when a placement examination is administered to a readmitted student, or to a student transferring professional program courses from another institution. The placement examination will be administered for the purpose of appropriately placing the student within the program sequence of courses. (See professional program information to ascertain if a program permits transfer program courses.)
Radiologic Technology Professional Development
Students entering the 6th term of the Radiologic Technology program will be charged a fee to cover materials needed to prepare for the ARRT National Board Examination.
Surgical Technology Laboratory Fee
Student enrolled in the Surgical Technology Program will be charged a fee in the term SUR-101 is taken for laboratory costs not captured in the normal tuition rate.
Surgical Technology National Certification Fee
Student enrolled in the Surgical Technology Program will be charged a fee in the term SUR-161 is taken to complete their registration for the examination to be completed at the conclusion of the certificate curricula.
Deferred Payment Plan
A student may elect to participate in a deferred-payment plan with the College. In order to enter into a deferred 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 applicable fee listed in the Administrative Fee Section found earlier in this section and (iii) execute a promissory note. The College will allow the student to pay the remaining balance due in three equal installment payments. The three installments will be due on or before the following dates:
- Fall Term:
1st Installment due October 1
2nd Installment due November 1
3rd installment due December 1
- Spring Term:
1st Installment due February 1
2nd Installment due March 1
3rd installment due April 1
- Summer Term:
1st Installment due June 1
2nd Installment due July 1
3rd installment due August 1
The full terms of the deferred payment plan will be stated in the promissory note. Students who have failed to comply with the terms of any prior deferred 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 participate in a deferred payment plan. Deferred payment plans are not available to students enrolled in a short-term certificate program.
A fee is required from students wishing to obtain a replacement diploma.
A fee is charged in the final semester of a student’s academic program to cover the costs associated with graduation activities and is required from all graduating students, whether the student attends the ceremony or not.
ID Badge Replacement
A fee is required to replace a lost or stolen ID badge.
A fee will be assessed when a payment deadline is missed.
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.
Students who have been administratively dropped from classes due to non-payment of tuition or fees must pay a reinstatement fee as well as all other financial obligations to be reinstated into classes. Payment in full must be made by the allotted deadline for reinstatement to occur.
A fee is charged each time a student’s check is returned, whether for non-sufficient funds or any other reason. The amount of the returned check plus the fee must be paid with cash, money order, or certified funds. Payment of such funds after payment deadlines will result also in late payment fees being assessed. A student who issues a check to the College that is subsequently returned also may not participate in the Deferred Payment Plan.
A fee is charged for all official transcripts provided for any persons not currently enrolled at Mercy College. Transcripts are provided at no charge for currently enrolled students, but are provided only if the student’s account is free of business or other holds.