Full Payment of all tuition and fees must be made by the first day of each term for all classes taken for credit and at the time of registration for all short-term certificate programs. The College will attempt to mail a bill to each student approximately one month prior to the start of the term. If a bill is not received by the student, the student has the obligation to contact the Business Office to request a billing statement. Failure to receive a bill does not exempt any student from the obligation to make Full Payment by the due date.
Full Payment occurs when: (i) the College has received an approved method of payment (set forth below) equal to the amount due or (ii) a Completed Financial Arrangement (in the case of for-credit programs) has been made by the student. Full Payment must occur before a student may attend class.
In order for an arrangement to be considered a Completed Financial Arrangement:, (i) it must be sufficient to pay the entire amount due, (ii) each requirement that must be met to receive a loan, scholarship and other aid must be satisfied, (iii) the entity issuing or awarding the loan, scholarship or other aid must have issued its final approval and (iv) the College must have received the funds or receive confirmation from the issuing entity that the funds will be paid to the College.
Failure to make Full Payment by the due date will result in a late payment charge being assessed. Also, any student who has not fulfilled his or her financial obligation may be dropped from all classes. In the sole discretion of the College a student may be reinstated, if the financial obligation is fully satisfied and the reinstatement and late fees are paid by the student within the time specified by the Director of Business Operations.
Method of Payment
Mercy College has the following approved methods of payment: cash, check, money order, electronic fund transfer and VISA, MasterCard and Discover credit and debit cards. Payment by credit and debit card may be made in person, by telephone, online or by mail. When paying by check, students are encouraged to remit payment the week before each term in order to avoid lines and delays. It is the student's responsibility to request a receipt.
Any time a student develops a past-due balance, the account will be placed on business-office hold and the student will be unable to obtain grades, transcripts, or register for other classes until the past due balance is paid in full. Anytime an amount is past due, the College may elect at its full and complete discretion to send the student’s account to a collection agency. Any collection costs incurred by the College will be charged to the student’s account.