Tuition and Fees

Financial Information

Add/Drop and Tuition Refund Policy

The block calendar add/drop dates are located in the "Block Academic Calendar" section of this Catalog. Students enrolled in these programs must drop a course prior to class beginning in order to avoid being charged for the class. If the course is dropped on or after the start of the block, but prior to the second day of class, the student will receive a grade of “W” on the academic transcript reflecting the withdrawal but will not be charged. Students dropping the course during the second day of class or thereafter, will be charged 100% of the tuition. Students who never show up to a class but do not drop the course will receive a grade of “NA” and will be charged 100% of the tuition for the course.

After conclusion of the add/drop or withdrawal period, all change requests must be approved by the Program Director. Late adds and drops are limited to unusual circumstances that must be documented in writing.

If a student wishes to withdraw from a graduate course, they must do so by the fourth Sunday (11:59pm CST) of a five week block, or the ninth Sunday (11:59pm CST) of a ten week block to receive a "W". Students who do not withdraw from a course by these deadlines will receive a letter grade for the course.


Tuition is charged per semester hour. Current tuition rates are:

Program Rate
Master of Arts in Criminal Justice (online program) $500 semester hour
Master of Arts in Education $466 semester hour
Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy $500 semester hour
Master of Business Administration $602 semester hour
Master of Business Administration (online program) $630 semester hour
Master of Science in Nursing* $602 semester hour
Master of Strategic Leadership $602 semester hour
Doctor of Nursing Practice $800 semester hour
PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy $650 semester hour

Tuition is due the first night of class. If you are reimbursed by your employer, and you have a completed Deferred Payment Plan Enrollment Form on file in the Student Financial Services Office, tuition is due 45 days from the end of each block.

Delinquent Accounts

All students, except those on employer reimbursement, are required to have their entire account paid in full by the last 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. Official transcripts will not be made available
  4. 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

(All fees are non-refundable)

Student Cost Amount
Audit fee for a course $500
Mount Mercy ID card replacement fee (first card free) $15
Official transcript $10
Replacement diploma $75
Returned check $25
Technology Fee On-Site Students (charge per semester based on billable tuition for at least one course per semester) $30 per semester