Cost of college went up for all students at Mercyhurst University


Tuition and fees rose 5 percent for 2017-18 at Mercyhurst University, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

Pennsylvania students paid $36,320 to attend the four-year private not-for-profit institution this year $1,740 more than the $34,580 charged for 2016-17.

Data shows 100 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 587 students received grants or scholarships totaling $15.18 million and 403 students took out student loans totaling more than $3.49 million.

Including all undergraduates, 2,420 students used grants or scholarships totaling $54.92 million. Another 1,656 took out $11.91 million in federal student loans.

The cost of attending
Enrollment
2014-15
2015-16
2016-17
2017-18
Change in tuition and fees 2014-15 to 2017-18
~1,030
$31,485
$33,314
$34,580
$36,320
15.4%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the Mercyhurst University in 2015-16.
Type of Aid
Number of students receiving aid
Percent receiving aid
Total amount of aid received
Average amount of aid per student
Federal grants
174
30%
$739,550
$4,250
State / local grant or scholarship
188
32%
$526,440
$2,800
Institutional grants or scholarships
582
99%
$13,909,725
$23,900
Grant or scholarship aid total
587
100%
$15,175,715
$25,853
Federal student loans
395
67%
$2,317,766
$5,868
Other student loans
89
15%
$1,173,397
$13,184
Student loan aid
403
69%
$3,491,163
$8,663
Total student aid
587
100%

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