Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Financial Aid

When you choose to enroll in Mount Mercy’s Graduate Programs you are investing in yourself and your long-term career growth.

Mount Mercy endeavors to keep the cost of our graduate programs competitive. In fact, tuition costs for Mount Mercy’s graduate programs are among the lowest in the region. A great degree at a reasonable cost — that's a good investment.

Graduate students may be eligible for various loan programs, including the Federal Direct loan and the Federal Perkins loan. The first step in applying for financial aid is to complete a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Don’t forget to ask your employer about tuition reimbursement. For more information about available loan programs or FAFSA, please contact the Student Financial Services Center by email or at 319-368-6467.

Tuition for Graduate Programs

Tuition is charged per semester hour. Tuition is due the first day of class. Learn more here, or explore the catalog 

Per Semester Hour:      2018-19   2019-20
Master of Arts in Criminal Justice (online program)   $500   $530
Master of Arts in Education   $466    $494
Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy   $500    $530
Master of Business Administration Face-to-Face
Master of Business Administration Online Format
Master of Science in Nursing   $602   $638
Master of Strategic Leadership   $602   $638
Doctor of Nursing Practice   $800   $848
Doctor of Philosophy in Marriage and Family Therapy   $650   $689


Tuition Reimbursement 

Mount Mercy University accepts tuition reimbursement from employers who offer that benefit. We allow students that receive tuition reimbursement up to 45 days after the completion of the course to pay the course tuition.

Employer Discounts

Mount Mercy proudly partners with regional organizations to offer 10% tuition discounts for employees who enroll in any of the university’s graduate, accelerated, or online programs. See if your employer is on the list!

Delinquent Accounts

All students, except those on employer reimbursement, are required to have their entire account paid in full by the first day of class. Any balance remaining after this date will be considered delinquent.

Students who are reimbursed by their employers are required to have their entire account paid in full within 45 days of receiving their grade report for each class or their account will be considered delinquent. It is the student’s responsibility to notify the Student Financial Services Office that s/he is eligible for employer reimbursement as well as notify them of any changes in reimbursement status.

Students with delinquent accounts may be subject to the following actions until the balance is paid in full:

  1. All current and future registrations will be cancelled
  2. All financial aid for future terms will be cancelled
  3. All student account privileges will be revoked
  4. Official transcripts will not be made available
  5. Interest of 18% per annum will be assessed on the unpaid balance
  6. Accounts will be turned over to a collection agency unless arrangements have been made for the timely payment of the delinquent amount due.

Additional Fees

Student Cost (All fees are non-refundable) Amount
Adult On-Site Student Technology Fee $30/semester
Additional parking stickers (first sticker free) $2
Audit fee for a course $500
Mount Mercy ID card replacement fee (first card free) $25
Official transcript $10
Replacement diploma $75
Returned check $25

Financial Aid

Financial Aid – Financial Aid counseling is available for all students.

  • Mount Mercy University's federal school code is 001880. 
  • A new FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) must be completed each academic year at
  • For financial aid purposes, the academic year starts in the fall semester (usually late August) and ends in the summer semester (usually early August). 
    For example, students who wish to apply for aid for Summer 2016 must complete a 2015-2016 FAFSA, then a 2016-2017 FAFSA for Fall 2016 and Spring 2017.

For Student Financial Aid Assistance 


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