Scholarship Opportunities at Mercer
1501 Mercer University Dr.
Macon, GA 31207
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An Important Investment
That Impacts the Rest of Your Life
At Mercer, we are committed to making academic excellence affordable. High school students and transfer students interested in enrolling in the residential undergraduate program on Mercer's Macon campus may apply for a variety of scholarship opportunities through Mercer University.
of students receive merit scholarships upon admission to the University.
of tuition is typically covered by federal, state, and Mercer-funded scholarships and grants for most incoming students.
of incoming students receive the HOPE or Zell Miller Scholarship.
Step 1: Apply to Mercer
|August 1||Application for Admission Opens|
|October 1||2023–2024 FAFSA Available|
|November 1||Early Action I Application Deadline|
|Mid-November||Early Action I Decision Release|
|December 1||Early Action II Application Deadline|
|Mid-December||Early Action II Decision Release|
|February 1||Primary Scholarship Application Deadline for Additional Scholarships|
|March 15||Secondary Scholarship Application Deadline for Additional Scholarships|
Step 2: Receive your admission decision and your merit-based scholarship
Upon admission to Mercer, all students are evaluated for eligibility to receive a merit scholarship. Initial merit scholarships typically range from $18,000–$25,000 per year.
GEORGIA NEIGHBEAR SCHOLARSHIP
- Eligibility: Accepted incoming first-year students who are not residents of the state of Georgia. This scholarship cannot stack with the HOPE Scholarship or Zell Miller Scholarship.
- Amount: $2,000
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. You must submit the FAFSA to be considered for additional scholarships through the Future Mercerian Scholarship Application (FMSA).
International students are not eligible to complete the FAFSA, but are eligible to complete the FMSA without submitting the FAFSA.
Step 4: Submit the Future Mercerian Scholarship Application
The Future Mercerian Scholarship Application (FMSA) allows admitted first-year students to apply for the opportunity to receive additional scholarships based on their academic interests, activities, and service.
Students must receive their acceptance to Mercer University prior to submitting the FMSA. You must also submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at studentaid.gov to be awarded additional scholarships through the FMSA.
SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AT MERCER UNIVERSITY
All scholarship amounts are awarded annually for up to four years to students enrolling in the residential undergraduate program on the Macon campus, unless otherwise stated.
Step 5: Access Scholarship Universe
Mercer University students can find outside scholarship opportunities in one place using Scholarship Universe. This platform contains thousands of private scholarships that have been researched. Incoming students can use their MyMercer login credentials to start matching to scholarships.
SPECIAL SCHOLARSHIP WEEKENDS
Experience a Mercer Scholarship Weekend
Mercer University extends invitations to Presidential Scholars Weekend in January and Heritage Scholars Weekend in February to only the most talented first-year applicants. During these invitation-only scholarship events, students will interview with faculty, staff, and alumni; participate in academic experiences; and tour Mercer’s historic Macon campus.
Financial Aid Notification
Once you have completed these steps, the financial aid amounts for which you are eligible will be presented in your personalized financial aid notification. Financial aid notifications will begin to release in February 2023. After receiving your financial aid notification, schedule a time with your admissions counselor to review your financial aid opportunities through your Mercer application portal.
2022–2023 Approximate Direct Costs before aid is applied
|Direct Cost||Total for Year|
|Tuition and Fees||$39,708|
|On-Campus Meal Plan||$7,118|
|Total Approximate Direct Costs||$53,754|
State Aid for Georgia Residents
If you are a Georgia resident, you may qualify for state aid and apply it to your tuition at Mercer. For consideration, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the Georgia Scholarship/Grant Application (GSFAPPS).
International students are not eligible for state aid.