Cost of college went up for all students at Mercyhurst University


Tuition and fees rose 2.3 percent for 2018-19 at Mercyhurst University, according to recent data from the U.S. Department of Education.

Pennsylvania students paid $37,170 to attend the four-year private not-for-profit institution this year – $850 more than the $36,320 charged for 2017-18.

Data shows 100 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 581 students received grants or scholarships totaling $15.3 million and 415 students took out student loans totaling more than $3.7 million.

Including all undergraduates (2,685), 2,419 students used grants or scholarships totaling $60.8 million, and 1,648 students took out $11 million in federal student loans.

The cost of attending
Enrollment
2015-16
2016-17
2017-18
2018-19
Change in tuition and fees 2015-16 to 2018-19
In-state
~1,208
$33,314
$34,580
$36,320
$37,170
11.6%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at 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
177
30%
$792,618
$4,478
State / local grant or scholarship
149
25%
$525,659
$3,528
Institutional grants or scholarships
581
99%
$14,017,320
$24,126
Grant or scholarship aid total
581
99%
$15,335,597
$26,395
Federal student loans
413
70%
$2,285,943
$5,535
Other student loans
95
16%
$1,376,166
$14,486
Student loan aid
415
71%
$3,662,109
$8,824
Total student aid
588
100%
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