Financial Planning

An Important Investment

That Impacts The Rest of Your Life

We are committed to making academic excellence affordable. For years, Mercer has been consistently ranked among the top colleges and universities in the nation and has been named among the Best Value Schools in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

  • >90%

    Students receive scholarships

  • Over $22 million

    in Mercer aid awarded to the incoming class


Students enrolling at Mercer are eligible to receive primarily three types of aid: University-funded aid, federal aid, and state aid. In addition, we encourage students to apply for outside scholarships and aid. Take a look at the information below to learn more.

For a comprehensive list of steps in the financial aid process, visit the Office of Student Financial Planning website.
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Complete Your FAFSA

The most important step in a student’s journey to receive financial aid is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), available beginning October 1 of a student’s senior year.
International students are not eligible to complete the FAFSA.



2022-2023 Estimated Undergraduate Costs

Tuition, fees, housing, and meals are direct charges that you will pay directly to Mercer. These charges will appear on your Mercer bill each semester.

You have the option to pay for some of your college expenses directly to Mercer through two auto-enroll programs which are considered optional direct costs. If you choose to opt out of the programs, these expenses will become indirect costs.

You may also want to consider indirect costs. These will not appear on your bill from Mercer but are typical costs associated with attending college.

Direct Costs Total for Year
Tuition & Fees $39,708.00
Housing $6,928.00
Meal Plan $7,118.00
Total Estimated Direct Costs $53,754.00
Optional Direct Costs Estimates for the Year
Books $810.00
Student Health Insurance $2,196.00
Indirect Costs Estimates for the Year
School Supplies $390.00
Personal Expenses $1,598.00
Transportation/Travel $1,200.00
Loan Fees $67.00
Off-Campus Allowance for Housing and Meals $6,300.00
Many students get as much as half the cost of attendance covered. Estimate your cost of attendance with Mercer’s Net Price Calculator.

Military-Friendly School

Service over Self


Mercer offers an ROTC program for students aspiring to serve in the U.S. Army. The program offers full scholarships and additional financial aid benefits.

Veterans Benefits

Mercer University is a federally designated "Principles of Excellence" educational institution as determined by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Extensive educational benefits are available to veterans and their dependents attending Mercer University.