Student Consumer Information

Academic Programs

A list of all academic programs for undergraduate and graduate students, including details and requirements of each program can be found by clicking on the links below.

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Annual Clery Report and Fire Disclosure Report

The Campus security report provides information concerning safety and security on campus. Each federally funded educational institution is required to post information concerning crime prevention, campus safety and security, crime statistics, and other security information on an annual basis.

Code of Conduct for Educational Loans

The Board of Trustees of Mercyhurst University recognizes that ensuring the integrity of the student financial aid process is critical to providing fair and affordable access to higher education. These guidelines are designed to avoid any potential for a conflict of interest between the University, its students or their parents in the student financial aid process.

College Navigator Site

Consumer information about each institution is posted on one site for student accessibility.

Copyright Infringement

Copyright infringement laws are put in place to protect the original works of authors or creators. These original works cannot be reproduced, distributed, performed, or publicly displayed without the author’s permission.

Cost of Attendance

Each year Mercyhurst develops student expense budgets (cost of attendance), using U.S. Dept. of Education guidelines. These are used to determine students' financial need at Mercyhurst. Students’ expense budgets include approximate tuition and fee costs as well as allowances for the cost of books and supplies, transportation, food, housing and personal expenses. These expense budgets represent the maximum amount of financial aid that students may receive from all sources, including student loans.


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Crime Log

The Police and Safety Department must maintain a daily crime log, which lists all crimes reported to the Police and Safety Department that are committed on campus and on public grounds immediately adjacent to the campus. The crime log must contain information concerning the nature, date, time, and general location of each crime, and the disposition of the incident, if known. The crime log for the Mercyhurst University Erie campus is maintained at the Police and Safety Office. Mercyhurst University students, faculty, administrators, staff, and the general public can view the crime log between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on any weekday.

Distribution of Financial Aid

Financial Aid funds are disbursed at the end of add/drop week in accordance with the published academic calendar. Refunds are issued approximately three weeks after the start of the term. 

Drug and Alcohol Abuse

Mercyhurst strives to create a safe learning environment for students and discourages the irresponsible use of alcohol, and drug abuse. There are policies and procedures in place to protect our students from the dangers involved with this type of activity and counseling services available to help those in need.

Entrance and Exit Loan Counseling

Students who borrow Federal student loans are required to complete an entrance counseling session and an exit counseling session. Each session describes the financial responsibility the student will be undertaking, details about loan interest rates, and loan repayment options.

Evacuation and Emergency Notifications

The Mercyhurst Evacuation and Emergency Notification policies and procedures can be found in the Annual Clery Report and Fire Disclosure Report.

Federal Refund Policy


The information provided under the student section includes information about the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA). This federal law protects student privacy and provides for review and disclosure rights of the student’s records.

Financial Aid Forms

General financial aid and verification forms are listed on the financial aid website and updated annually.

Financial Aid for Study Abroad

Students may be eligible to utilize certain types of financial aid funds to study abroad for a semester or more while attending Mercyhurst. There are limitations and certain criteria which must be fulfilled in advance if using financial aid to pay for a portion or all of the expenses abroad.

Fire Log

This log is maintained in the Annual Clery Report and Fire Disclosure Report and includes the incident type, date incident is reported, date and time of occurrence, general location of each reported incident type and the disposition of the incident if that information is known.

Fire Safety Report

The Fire Safety Report is combined with the Annual Clery Report and Fire Disclosure Report and includes information concerning fire safety and education, statistics, policies and procedures, the fire log, and other fire safety related information.

General Student Information

The information provided under this section will allow students to access general information about Mercyhurst University. This includes directions to the school, a campus map, as well as employee contact information. Students can also see what academic programs Mercyhurst has to offer and the cost of attendance for both, undergraduate and graduate degrees. The links will also provide information about academic statistics and general policies.

General school information:

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Institutional Refund Policy

Licensing and accreditation

Mercyhurst University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and The Pennsylvania Department of Education to award  associate, baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degrees.


Middle States Commission on Higher Education
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Telephone: (267) 284–5000


In addition, the university strives to achieve specialized accreditation for all its eligible programs. Currently, the following programs/units have earned specialized accreditation from professional accrediting agencies (non-state government agencies):

Missing Student Policy

Any individual on campus who has information that a resident student may be a missing person must notify the Office of Police and Safety as soon as possible. Note: In order to avoid jurisdictional conflicts when an off-campus and/or commuter student is believed to be missing, the reporting person should immediately notify local law enforcement authorities. The Office of Police and Safety will assist off campus authorities with these investigations as requested. Additional information on the Missing Student Policy can be found in the Annual Clery Report and Fire Disclosure Report through the link below.

Net Price Calculator

The Net Price Calculator uses students’ answers to specific questions to calculate an estimated cost of attendance and expected financial aid.

Retention Rate

The retention rate is the percentage of students who enter the university one year and continue to the next. The following link provides the retention rates for Mercyhurst University.

Student Athlete Consumer Information

The EADA (Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act) Report was established to provide a customized reporting tool for public inquiries about equity in athletics. Each school must submit data annually to stay in compliance with the federally mandated regulations.

Student Grievance Policy – Online and Blended Courses and Programs:

Mercyhurst students studying within the blended and online environment and living out of state who have a concern or grievance related to his/her blended or online course should work to resolve any disputes or grievances with Mercyhurst University internally by contacting the Office of Academic Affairs at or by calling (814)824-2268. 

If the issue has not been resolved to the student’s satisfaction, the student can contact their home state Department of Education  in order to file a complaint.  A complete list of state agencies can be found at  

Students Convicted of Possession or Sale of Drugs

A federal or state drug conviction can disqualify a student for FSA funds. Convictions only count if they were for an offense that occurred during a period of enrollment for which the student was receiving Federal Student Aid. A student may regain eligibility the day after the ineligibility period ends or when he successfully completes a qualified drug rehabilitation program.

Title IX - Sexual Harassment Policy

In accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendment Act of 1972, Mercyhurst University prohibits discrimination based on sex in its educational and athletic programs, as well as in extracurricular activities sponsored by the University. To ensure compliance with Title IX and other federal and state civil rights laws, the University has developed policies and procedures that prohibit sex discrimination in all forms.

For more information on our Title IX Policy, click here.

Voter’s registration

Below you will find a direct link to the US government voter’s registration page. You may access this site to fill out the necessary forms to be registered to vote.

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