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Explanation of Fees

Administrative Fees

Academic Fees

Challenge Examination

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.

Clinical Make-up

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 Fee

Students enrolled in the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program 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

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 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.

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 Provider certification from the American Heart Association at the time of registration for the class will be charged a fee to complete the certification during their coursework. CPR course information can be found on the Mercy College Training Center webpage.

Nursing Material Fee

Students enrolled in the ASN and the BSN Integrated programs 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.

Placement Examination

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.

Polysomnographic Material Fee (1st Term)

This fee covers the additional materials that will be issued to each student during the first term of the Program.

Polysomnographic Material Fee (2nd Term)

This fee covers the additional materials that will be issued to each student during the second term of the Program.

Polysomnographic Material Fee (3rd Term)

This fee covers the additional materials that will be issued to each student during the third term of the Program.

Radiologic Technology Certification Exam Preparation Fee

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 Lab Supply 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 Certification Exam Fee

Students enrolled in the Surgical Technology Program will be charged a fee in the SUR-161 summer term course.
This fee will cover the certification preparation, professional membership and certification exam.

Administrative Fees

Installment Payment Plan

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 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
    (NOTE: the first day of the term for all summer classes is the first day the 15-week term)


The full terms of the installment payment plan will be stated in the promissory note. 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
participate in a installment payment plan. Installment payment plans are not available to students enrolled in a short-term certificate program.

Diploma Replacement

A fee is required from students wishing to obtain a replacement diploma.

Graduation

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.

Late Payment

A fee will be assessed when a payment deadline is missed.

Parking Violations

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.

Returned Check

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 Installment Payment Plan.

Transcript

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.

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