Thinking of returning to complete your degree? Already a college graduate, but looking to complete post-baccalaureate work? Mercyhurst University is committed to serving the diverse needs of adult learners who are preparing for new careers, looking for job advancement, returning to the classroom to expand their knowledge in specialized areas, seeking to complete their education, or engaging in academic pursuits for their enrichment and enjoyment.
Mercyhurst's special adult services ensure you get:
Please join the Office of Adult Admissions on Wednesday, June 17th, July 15th, or Aug 12th from 5-7:30 p.m. in the Center for Academic Engagement Atrium (#7 on the campus map). At Open House, you’ll learn more about advancing your career possibilities and how you can use your experience for credit in any of Mercyhurst bachelors or Post- Baccalaureate certificates. Representatives will be on hand to discuss the admission process, financial aid, and class registration. We will also have our veteran coordinator, faculty, and academic support on hand to answer any questions you might have. Campus tours will depart at 5:30, 6:00, and 6:30 p.m.
Adult students for the 2015-2016 academic year are billed at $2,019 per 3 credit course (or $673 per credit). Post-baccalaureate coursework is billed at $1,545 per 3 credit course (or $515 per credit). Professional development courses are $489. Note that adult students are also responsible for a $65 registration fee for each semester of enrollment.
Mercyhurst University offers a wide variety of financial aid programs to make your college education affordable. Students seeking financial aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®); use school code 003297 when submitting your FAFSA®.
Grants are financial aid awards that do not need to be repaid. Grants are applied to your bill and reduce your cost of attendance:
Scholarships are financial aid awards that do not need to be repaid. Full-time adult students who have already earned an associate degree (from any college or university) and earned an overall GPA of at least 2.5 may be eligible for an Encore Scholarship of up to $2,000 per year.
Students should also consider student loans when financing their education. Mercyhurst is a direct federal lender, which means that students borrow funds directly from the federal government. Interest rates are below private market rates for both Subsidized and Unsubsidized Federal Direct Loans. Students might also consider private education loans from banks and credit unions.
Admissions & Enrollment Coordinator for Adult Students
Phone: (814) 824-2985