How and when will I receive my bill?
Bills will be available online on your EMPOWER ME account on Friday, July 22nd. Billing statements are not mailed. It is your responsibility to log in to check and/or print your billing statement after 07/22/2016.
When is my bill due? Fall tuition is due on Friday, September 16th. Your student account must be paid in full or you must set up a payment plan or have pending financial aid by 09/16/2016.
What are my payment options?
Bills may be paid online on your EMPOWER ME account using a debit or credit card. Payments may also be made in person in the Business Office by cash, check, VISA, MASTERCARD or Discover. There is no surcharge to use your credit card. You may also mail in payment by check.
How much will I be charged?
Mercy College charges per credit hour. The Fall 2016 tuition rates are $396.00 per credit hour for full-time students (12 credit hours and above) and $437.00 per credit hour for part-time students (11 credit hours and below). There is also a $50.00 per credit hour general fee. There may also be other miscellaneous fees such as application fees, payment plan fees, late fees, a $25 student activity fee for all students taking 6 or more credit hours, technology fees and matriculation fees. A full fee schedule is available on the Mercy College website:
What if I cannot pay all at once or I am still finalizing my financial aid?
If you cannot pay all at once or are still finalizing your financial aid, we do offer an installment payment plan. To sign up for the payment plan, please contact the Business Office once you have received your bill. There is a $25.00 fee to participate in the payment plan, and you will have four payments due on the 16th of September, October, November and December. All balances MUST be paid in full by the end of the semester.
Can my parents or someone else call or receive information about my bill?
Due to FERPA regulations, we cannot speak to anyone except the student regarding their billing statement. Students MUST sign a Release of Information form if they wish to allow the Business Office to speak with any person other than the student regarding the financial status of their student account. This form is available in the Registrar’s office.
What happens if I do not pay by the due date?
If you have not paid in full or signed up for the payment plan by September 16th, your account will be placed on a “Business Hold.” You may still attend classes and complete the semester, but you will not have access to your grades or transcripts, and you will not be able to register for future semesters. If your account is placed on a Business Hold, please contact the Business Office ASAP to make payment arrangements.
How do I contact the Business Office?
The Business Office hours for the Summer are Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. You may contact the Business Office at 419-251-1726, or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Can I get a printed estimate of my bill now?
Once you have registered for classes, you can view and print an estimated billing statement. This is available from your EMPOWER ME account under the Student Billing option “Estimated Tuition Worksheet.” This shows your estimated charges as well as financial aid at the time of registration. Please note that this is not your final bill, and may change if you make changes to your class registration and/or financial aid options.
How can I find out about the student insurance plan and charges?
Mercy College offers an excellent and affordable health insurance plan. All students taking 6 or more credit hours will be automatically enrolled each fall. If a student has existing coverage, this coverage can be waived. More information and a link to complete the online waiver will be available on your Empower account after July 22, 2016. Any questions about the insurance plan or waivers should be directed to Brooks Insurance at 419-254-7326.