Nursing Tuition & Fees

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PLEASE READ IF YOU ARE A MERCER-MACON STUDENT SEEKING TO ENTER THE NURSING PROGRAM on the ATLANTA CAMPUS:  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 (2021-2022)
    [No tuition change]

Traditional Pre-Licensure students: $12,413 per semester or $24,826 annual for 12 to 19 semester hours. 
Enrollment in fewer than 12 semester hours or more than 19 semester hours will be prorated by semester hour at $1034/credit hour.
RN-BSN students (licensed RNs): $361 per semester credit hour

Second Degree Prelicensure Accelerated BSN tuition/fees: click here

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): $7,200 per semester for 6 or more semester hours.

  • Enrollment in fewer than 6 semester hours will be at a rate of $1,200 per semester hour.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD): $11,011 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 $1,224 per semester hour.

Certificate Programs: $1,125 per semester hour. 
NOTE:  Federal aid is not offered for certificate programs.

Nursing Fees (Traditional Prelicensure BSN and Graduate Degrees)- All fees are non-refundable unless otherwise noted.  Second Degree Prelicensure Accelerated BSN tuition and most fees: click here

Application Fee $50
Reservation Deposit $200 non-refundable, applicable to tuition
Liability Insurance $25 per year (charged to students Spring Semester)
Activities and Events Fee $230 per semester
Lab / Course Fee

$100 for NUR 313; NUR 317; NUR 408; NUR 622; NUR 652; NUR 663; NUR 624; NUR 656; NUR 667; DNP 763; DNP 765
$50 for NUR 404; NUR 405; NUR 407
$75 for NUR 623; NUR 655; NUR 664; DNP 764
$150 for NUR 602

Shadow Health $99 NUR 314
Purchase of a lab Nurse Pak Prices vary. Required for select courses (NUR 313, NUR 317, NUR 602); Information is available from course instructors NUR 313, 317, and 602
Nursing Central Software Fee $160 upon initial enrollment into NUR 313, NURN 301
Exam Soft Testing Fee $27 NUR 315, NUR 317, NUR 405, NUR 408, NUR 603, NUR 643, NUR 653 NUR 661, DNP 760, DNP 761
Exam Monitor/ID

$43 NUR 641, 653, 634, 607
$51 NUR 631, 668, DNP 766
$59 NUR 660, 661, DNP 760, DNP 761

ATI Standardized Testing Fee

Fall Semester $250 for NUR 313; $160 for NUR 408
Spring Semester $170 for NUR 317; $145 for NUR 408
Re-entry students are assessed for ATI  on re-entry.

CERT Prep Fee $500 for NUR 644 and DNP 765
Credentialing Fee

$49 FOR NUR 405
$50 NUR 313, 317, 408
$25 all MSN students each semester enrolled
$25 all DNP students each semester enrolled
$50 NURN 402

Make-up Examinations $25 per examination
HURST Review (NCLEX-RN Prep) $325 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
(Determined by University)

  $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
ProQuest Cost for Dissertation determined by ProQuest
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; fee determined by Registrar)
$5    Document faxing fee
Returned Check Fee $50 or 1% of the face value of the check, whichever is greater.  Fees 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, Education Screening Services (ESS), and criminal background check.  These fees are not on a Mercer University billing statement but will be required to be completed by the student. Graduate students also have additional fees associated with UMI Microfilm publication.  For a complete listing of fees, view the most recent Catalog.

University Housing  2021 - 2022 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:  CLICK HERE

*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.