Tuition & Fees

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PLEASE READ IF YOU ARE A MERCER-MACON STUDENT SEEKING TO ENTER THE NURSING PROGRAM:  Mercer-Institutional Financial Support (received prior to beginning nursing coursework)  is not continued when a student enters the nursing program. Nursing college faculty members make decisions regarding competitive academic scholarships. Outside non-Mercer scholarships/loan may continue; you are encouraged to check your sources of funding.  Please contact a Mercer Financial Aid staff member, if you have questions.  Students are strongly encouraged to seek outside scholarship and loan opportunities.

Tuition (2016-2017)

Pre-Licensure students: $11,414 per semester for 12 to 19 semester hours; enrollment in fewer than 12 semester hours or more than 19 semester hours will be at a rate of $951 per semester hour.
RN-BSN students (licensed RNs): $350 per semester credit hour

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN): $10,126 for 9 to 14 semester hours; enrollment in fewer than 9 semester hours or more than 14 semester hours will be at a rate of $1,125 per semester hour.
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP): $6990 per semester for 6 or more semester hours; enrollment in fewer than 6 semester hours will be at a rate of $1,165 per semester hour.
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD): $10,690 per semester for 9 to 10 semester hours; enrollment in fewer than 9 semester hours or more than 10 semester hours will be at a rate of $1,188 per semester hour.

Nursing Fees - All fees are non-refundable unless otherwise noted.

Application Fee $50
Reservation Deposit $200 non-refundable, applicable to tuition
Liability Insurance $25 per year (charged to students Spring Semester)
Activities Fee $125 per semester
Skills Module Fee $98 one time only (NUR 302 Re-entry students are re-assessed on re-entry)
Lab / Course Fee

$100 for NUR 302; NUR 304; and NUR 400
$50 for NUR 404; NUR 405; and NUR 407
$150 for NUR 602
$75 for NUR 622; NUR 623; and NUR 624

Orientation fee $40 (paid with deposit) all programs except RN-BSN which is $15
Purchase of a lab Nurse Pak Prices vary. Required for select courses (NUR 302, NUR 304, NUR 602A and NUR 602B); Information is available from course instructors NUR 302, 304, and 602
Nursing Central Software Fee $150 upon initial enrollment into NUR 302, NURN 301, NUR 603, and NUR 721
Exam Soft Testing Fee $25 NUR 304, NUR 306, NUR 405, NUR 407, NUR 603, 642, NUR 643
Examity Fee $43 NUR 621
$64 NUR 607, 632, 633, 642, 643, 653
NOTE: an additional $5.00/exam must be paid by student if taking the Examity monitored exam at a time other than originally scheduled testing time.
ATI Standardized Testing Fee $262 annual fee (charged Fall Semester) for NUR 302

$232 annual fee (charged Fall Semester) for NUR 400
Re-entry students are assessed for ATI  on re-entry.

CERT Prep Fee $430 for NUR 644
White Coat Ceremony $40 for NUR 302 and NUR 603
Pinning/Hooding and Graduation Fee $150
Make-up Examinations $25 per examination
HURST Review (NLCEX-RN Prep) $300 for NUR 404
Reenrollment Fee $50 Charged to all students who are entering a course for a second time
Miscellaneous University Fees
Facilities and Technology Fee

  $150 per semester if enrolled in 12 semester hours or more
  $12.50 per credit hour if enrolled in 11 semester hours or less
  $150 per semester if enrolled in 9 semester hours or more
  $17 per credit hour if enrolled in 8 semester hours or less

Audit See Associate Dean of Program for approval of audit; regular tuition rate applies
Scholarly Project Binding Fee $30  (Additional $10 each for personal copies, if desired)
Dissertation Binding Fee $65  (Additional $10 each for personal copies, if desired)
UMI Microfilm Publication $65  (Copyright registration will be an additional fee)
Late Registration $50
Late Payment Fee $50
Registration Reinstatement Fee $50 Charged to students dropped for non-payment and must re-register
Payment Plan Fee $50
Transcript Related Fees No charge for two to five day service
$25  Transcript on demand (immediate service)
$5    Document faxing fee
Returned Check Fee $50 or 1% of the face value of the chech, whichever is greater.  The oblication and fee for returned checks must be paid in cash, cashier's check, or money order.  After two returned checks, students are on a 'cash only' basis with the University.

There are additional costs for students in all programs, such as CPR and criminal background check.  These fees are not on a Mercer University billing statement but will be required to be completed by the student.

University Housing  2016-2017 - Atlanta Campus

All prices include: All utilities, basic cable, local telephone service, Internet access through the University; furnished apartment.

Please visit the Atlanta Campus University Housing web page for the latest published information:


*While every effort is made to provide accurate and timely information, the College cannot and does not guarantee or warranty that the information contained herein is correct, complete, or up-to-date. The College reserves the right to make appropriate changes in any information, to include procedures, policies, calendars, requirements, programs, courses and fees, without notice. We encourage readers to contact the College by telephone or in person to obtain the most current information.

*Method of Payment - Tuition, special fees, housing, and other assessments may be paid by cash, check, money order (made payable to Mercer University).  The University also accepts online payments by E-check or credit card.  Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover payments will be assessed a small convenience fee.  Online Payments can be remitted through MyMercer.  Check your student portal for more information.