Mercer University
Macon, GA, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$21,044
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$17,998
$30k - $48k
$18,691
$48k - $75k
$19,372
$75k - $110k
$23,474
$110k+
$22,897
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$25,122
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$25,122
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$11,616
Books and Supplies
$1,200
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page

Aid & Grants

0
100
89%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
34%
Average Aid Per Year
$28,528
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
34%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,664
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$22,829
Students receiving state aid
79%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$5,379
Students receiving federal aid
26%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,664
Average Grant & Scholarship By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$32,345
$30k - $48k
$31,161
$48k - $75k
$29,925
$75k - $110k
$27,944
$110k+
$26,404
Total Needs Based Scholarships/Grants Total amount of grant or scholarship aid awarded to all undergraduates from the federal government, state/local government, the institution, and other sources known to the institution.
$3,530,558
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$27,361,850

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
63%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$8,485
Students receiving federal loans
62%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$6,927
Average Other Loans Per Year
$9,974
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$21,350
Loan Default Rate
5%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$271

What Students Are Saying

3.65 Average Rating
It is a little expensive to say the least but there are plenty of things to do at Mercer to make sure you have the best time possible. Not to mention the fact that many graduate schools and professional schools recognize the rigorous course load that Mercer puts on its students. Mercer also offers free admission to all athletic games held on campus as well as an initial scholarship, based on a combination of high school GPA and SAT scores.
Mercer Student
Mercer is completely worth the cost. Also, they make it worth your while to pay that much because they are equally as helpful for providing each student with the best financial aid package possible. I love it and think it is a worthy investment.
Kaylee from Fortson, GA
The tuition is steep but financial aid helps. Plus I would rather pay more to attend Mercer than paying less to be anywhere else.
Beth from Waynesboro, GA
While the sticker price of Mercer might be a slightly overwhelming, 95% of students receive a merit scholarship to attend Mercer. I can't tell you of one person who pays full price to attend Mercer, so don't rule it out because of the price!

The only reason I'm only giving it four stars is because campus housing can be a little more expensive when you become an upperclassmen.
Molly from Garnet Valley, PA
Mercer is costly but most students coming in are able to get scholarships. I'm currently paying the same or even less than anyone that is attending UGA or GA Tech. Mercer is well worth the money.
Kelsy from Tifton, GA

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