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Financial Aid & Scholarships

Investing in a college education is often a major financial decision, and many students need to look beyond their own resources for assistance.

Mercer's Office of Student Financial Planning has consistently provided attractive financial aid packages to a large percentage of our students. In fact, more than 90% of Mercer's students received some form of financial assistance. Financial assistance is available to help pay a student's tuition in addition to other educational expenses and may include scholarships, grants, loans, and part-time employment.


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University Scholarship Awards

As soon as you are accepted to Mercer, we will review your file for an initial merit award, based on your GPA and test scores.

First-Time, Domestic Freshmen  
4.0 GPA + 1300 SAT / 29 ACT $20,000
3.75 + 1400 / 32 $20,000
3.5 + 1500 / 34 $20,000
4.0 + 1150 / 25 $18,000
3.75 + 1250 / 26 $18,000
3.5 + 1300 / 29 $18,000
3.75 + 1150 / 25 $16,000
3.5 + 1200 / 26 $16,000
3.25 + 1300 / 29 $16,000
3.0 + 1100 / 24 $14,000

These awards are renewable for 4 years. Early applicants may qualify for opportunities to compete for additional University scholarships, including awards of up to full tuition!

Domestic Transfers  
Phi Theta Kappa $11,000
3.5 - 4.0 GPA $9,500
3.25 - 3.49 $7,500
3.0 - 3.24 $6,000
2.5 - 2.99 $4,000

These awards are renewable annually.


2014-2015 Estimated Costs

Tuition & Fees $33,780
Room/Board 10,678
Travel/Transportation 1,200
Personal Expenses 1,610
Books & Supplies 1,200
Total 2014-2015 Budget $48,468

* Estimated Amounts - Note that on-campus room and board charges vary according to dorm and meal plan selections.
** Average loan fees will be added if applicable


Types of Financial Aid

Scholarships and Grants
Stamps Scholars Program
University Scholarships and Grants
State Scholarships and Grants
Federal Grants
ROTC Scholarships and Grants
Outside Scholarships & Grants


Alternative Loans
Federal Loans

Student Employment
Federal Work Study / Other Employment Opportunities



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Below are instructions for completing the Mercer University financial aid process. You should submit the appropriate information as soon as possible if you wish to be considered for every type of assistance available.

For more information concerning federal assistance from the U.S. Department of Education, please visit their Web site at

Georgia residents, click here for updates regarding changes to the HOPE Scholarship.

  1. In order to sign your FAFSA on the Web electronically, you must obtain a PIN (Personal Identification Number). If you do not already have a PIN, you must apply for one online at Parents of dependent students must also have a PIN to sign electronically. If you have forgotten your PIN, you may request a duplicate online. After your application is complete, you may choose to view your PIN  online or have it emailed to you. If you and your parents do not sign electronically with a PIN, you MUST print and mail a signature page to the Federal processor, which will delay the process by one to two weeks.
  2. Complete the 2012-2013 FAFSA on the Web at as soon as possible after January 1. Approximately two weeks after you submit your FAFSA on the Web, you will be sent a Student Aid Report (SAR) through a secure link on the Internet to the email address you provided on your application. If you do not receive your SAR, you may check the status of your application online at or by calling 1-800-4-FED-AID. Please review the SAR for accuracy, ensuring that Mercer University is listed as a college you plan to attend. Mercer University will not receive your information electronically unless our federal school code (001580) is listed. Print a copy of the SAR for your records. If you need to make corrections to any information on the SAR, please follow instructions and submit corrections online immediately. NOTE: Student and parent MUST sign the SAR with a PIN if corrections are submitted online.
  3. You must be accepted for admission to the University as a degree-seeking student before any aid can be awarded.
  4.  If you are a Georgia resident, you will need to complete GSFApps in order to apply for the HOPE Scholarship and the Georgia Tuition Equalization Grant. This application is available online by going to and selecting Georgia Scholarship Grant Application (GSFAPPS) through the "Shortcuts" menu. You must log in to your account to complete the application. Please make sure that you select Mercer University as the private institution you plan to attend on your application in order for Mercer to receive your information.



We recommend that you submit your FAFSA to the federal processor by February 15, in order for Mercer to receive your SAR by our priority deadline of April 1. All required forms must be RECEIVED in our office by this date in order for you to be given priority consideration. REMEMBER, IT TAKES APPROXIMATELY FOUR WEEKS FROM THE TIME YOU SUBMIT YOUR FAFSA UNTIL OUR OFFICE RECEIVES THE RESULTS.

If you have questions regarding the financial planning process, please contact the Office of University Admissions at (800) 840-8577 or (478)301-2650 or the Office of Student Financial Planning at (800) 637-2378, ext. 2670, or (478) 301-2670 or visit