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Mercy College of Ohio has partnered with BankMobile to deliver your financial aid refund. We are committed to delivering 100% of your refund at no cost, providing students with clear choices and offering great customer service.

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Registration is held five to eight weeks prior to the beginning of the term. Students whose accounts are not current may be denied any or all college services. A student may not register, utilize college facilities, or receive transcripts/grade reports, including licensing agencies, until all accounts with the college are cleared. This includes all charges for tuition, fees, residence hall, library, bookstore, or any other college department expense.

The student’s tuition, fees and other charges must be paid in full by the posted due date.

Due date for Fall 2016 semester: Friday, September 16, 2016

To pay your bill online, log in to your EMPOWERME account.

There are three ways this can be done:

  1. Payment in full by cash, check, money order, VISA, MasterCard, or Discover.
  2. Pending financial aid:  student must submit all of the required forms/documentation needed by the financial aid office.
  3. The Mercy Installment Payment Plan. This plan is by the semester, and payments are divided into four equal installments to be paid throughout the semester (three payments during summer semester). There is a $25.00 application fee for this plan.

Please contact the Business Office for further information about payment options. Changes, such as enrollment, marital status, address, phone number or insurance coverage must be submitted promptly to the admissions/registrar’s office to assure proper billing.

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:
http://www.mercycollege.edu/tuition-fees or in the college catalog.
 
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: diane.rahn@mercycollege.edu
 
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.

 

Students who fail to meet expenses and do not make arrangements with the college for payments by the due date of the semester/term will have their account placed on a business hold. Grades or transcripts will not be released for any student who has outstanding financial obligations to the college.

All students who are enrolled in 6 or more credits will be automatically enrolled in the Mercy College Health Insurance plan each fall.  This is annual coverage through United HealthCare and the premium is $1618.00 per year.  Our student coverage is an excellent and affordable plan.  More general information regarding the coverage is available in the Business Office.  If you need specific coverage information, please contact United HealthCare Customer Service at 1-800-505-4160 or Brooks Insurance Company at 419-254-7305.

If you already have health insurance and wish to waive, please complete the online Health Insurance Waiver form.  This waiver is available on your Empower account.  The link is directly below your billing detail summary.

To complete:  click on “access form” and then remember that you will need to click on all three “Update buttons” on the left-hand side of the form.  The first update button is your personal information.  You may make any changes if necessary and then click next.   The second update button is a disclaimer form that asks if you are registered for at least six credit hours.  If no – you DO NOT need to complete the rest of the form.  If yes, please check the box and click next.  The final update button is for your health insurance information.  Please answer the questions and type your name to decline coverage.  Make sure that you click next, and then hit the submit button at the bottom.  This will submit your waiver and the charges will be removed from your student account within 5 business days.

The waiver will be available from July 22, 2016 through September 5, 2016.  Any student who has not completed the waiver by September 6, 2016 will be enrolled in coverage.  No refunds will be given after this date.

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Diane Rahn, AAB, BA

Business Manager
Office: 6th Floor Jefferson
Phone: 419-251-1726
diane.rahn@mercycollege.edu