ASSOCIATE DEGREE AND CERTIFICATE COST AND FINANCIAL AID
An affordable education made simple.
The Sisters of Mercy believed that a college education should be available to all who aspire to it. At Mercyhurst North East, we preserve this ideal by pledging to help you navigate the financial aid process with as little stress and anxiety as possible. For information about cost and financial aid at our main campus in Erie, visit our Undergraduate Cost and Financial Aid webpage.
Tuition at Mercyhurst North East depends on how many credits you are taking in a given semester, your enrollment status (full time, part time, half time, etc.), and which academic program you’re enrolled in. The table below offers estimated costs for the 2019-2020 academic year for our standard academic programs, as well as an example of a financial aid award. Please note that costs vary from year to year, and costs listed are estimates only and subject to change.
|Tuition, Fees and Costs (2019–20 Academic Year)|
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*These values represent estimates for the 2019-20 academic year. Tuition and fees are for standard programs; additional program premium applies for allied health and hospitality programs. PHEEA grants are for Pennsylvania residents only.
Students choosing to reside on campus will incur additional costs for room and board, depending on the student’s selected living and dining arrangements. In you college financial planning, you might also want to consider indirect costs for things like books and supplies, transportation and personal expenses.
Value and Affordability
Mercyhurst North East offers low tuition rates plus considerable institutional aid, making our costs on par with most community colleges. In addition:
- Your admissions counselor will work with you through the application and financial aid processes, helping you identify all the federal, state, and institutional aid, grants, and scholarships available to you.
- Nearly 100 percent of MNE students qualify for financial aid.
- MNE is recognized by College Values Online as the 15th most affordable small Catholic college in the U.S.
- The career-oriented education you’ll receive at MNE will yield benefits to you throughout your lifetime, whether you choose to begin your career immediately after graduation or continue on for a four-year degree.
- MNE is accredited, so the credits you earn here will transfer with you to a four-year institution, should you decide to pursue a bachelor’s after graduation, saving you time and money.
- Many MNE programs include convenient 2+2 options with bachelor’s programs on Mercyhurst’s Main Campus in Erie. If you choose to continue your education on our Main Campus, depending on your academic record, you could earn up to $18,000 in internal transfer scholarships.
Financial Aid and Scholarships
When considering financial aid, it is important to keep in mind each institution’s “sticker cost” (tuition, plus room and board, if applicable) and “actual cost” (what the student ultimately pays, after factoring in financial aid, grants, scholarships, etc.). At MNE, we are committed to helping students reach their academic goals without incurring significant financial burden. Please refer to the MNE Types of Aid page for a list of available grants and scholarships.
Both the Office of Admissions and the Office of Student Financial Services (SFS) are available to answer your questions and discuss your financial aid options. A counselor can help by assisting you in filling out the FAFSA form and other paperwork required for various types of aid. He or she can also explain your financial aid package and determine your tuition amount.
In order to qualify for financial aid, you must include Mercyhurst on your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Use school code 003297 to send your FAFSA report to Mercyhurst.