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Financial Aid Resources
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No matter which program or campus you choose, you don’t have to wait until later in the admissions process to begin discussing finances. You can determine your eligibility for financial aid at Mercer by taking steps to complete your FAFSA application now and also by checking if you’re eligible for more—like military or employer benefits.
An important first step to be considered for financial aid is completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The information you provide on the FAFSA helps determine the types and amounts of financial aid for which you may be eligible.
The National Student Loan Data System is a federal database for student aid. This important tool allows you to view up-to-date information about your existing federal loans, see what amount you have already borrowed, and determine your maximum borrowing eligibility.
Military service offers a variety of educational benefits for you and your family members. Mercer’s Student Success Team will guide you through exploration of the options available to you to determine the benefits that best meet your needs.
Thanks to our unique relationship with certain organizations, corporations, and government agencies, you could qualify for affordable education opportunities at Mercer, depending on where you work.
Types of Aid
THERE’S MORE THAN ONE WAY TO CREATE YOUR OWN FUTURE.
Federal, need-based grants—such as the Pell Grant—may be available to students who qualify for need-based aid based on their FAFSA. Grants are gift aid and do not have to be paid back.
Federal, state, and other outside merit-based scholarships—such as the state of Georgia’s HOPE Scholarship—may be awarded to students who qualify based on academic credentials. Scholarships are gift aid and do not have to be paid back.
Many students choose to finance their education through one or more student loans—either through the federal government or private lenders. Loans vary in eligibility criteria, interest rate, and repayment requirements. Students are encouraged to review their borrowing eligibility through the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) and become familiar with borrowing limits and maximum eligibility early in the admissions process to avoid delays in tuition payment.
A limited number of part-time jobs are available to students who are interested in working on campus or in a community service job off-campus. Students must demonstrate financial need per the FAFSA in order to be eligible for the Work-Study program. Interested students should contact their Center Coordinator regarding employment opportunities.
During your admissions process, we strive to make the experience simple for you and your family, every step of the way—from applying, to determining aid amounts, to paying. The Mercer University Bursar’s Office accepts cash, checks, money orders, and credit cards for payment of tuition and fees. Credit card payments may be made online through the student’s MyMercer account. Payment plans are available for students who prefer to spread out payment of direct charges over multiple months. Employer tuition assistance plans and third-party billing are also available. Contact the Office of the Bursar for more information.