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Mercy College of Health Sciences Tuition & Cost

Des Moines, Iowa

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How much does it cost to attend?

Sticker Price
$31,502
Costs for Mercy College of Health Sciences
Fee Cost
Tuition$18,150
Books and Supplies$1,588
Other Fees$0
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $6,080
Other Expenses Budget$5,684

Annual Prices

The annual list price to attend Mercy College of Health Sciences on a full time basis for 2018/2019 is $31,502 for all students regardless of their residency. This fee is comprised of $18,150 for tuition, $6,080 room and board, $1,588 for books and supplies and $0 for other fees. Out of state tuition for Mercy College of Health Sciences is $18,150, the same as Iowa residents.

All price data is sourced from the 2019/2020 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.
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Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend Mercy College of Health Sciences when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2018/2019
$20,368
Net Price by Income Mercy College of Health Sciences
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$20,188
$30,001 to $48,000$17,242
$48,001 to $75,000$23,529
$75,001 to $110,000$26,305
$110,000+$28,656

The average reported annual net price for Mercy College of Health Sciences for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $20,368 in 2018/2019. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

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Financial Aid

75% of full-time undergrad Mercy College of Health Sciences received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $9,066 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 72% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,860 and 28% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $8,466.

Finanical Aid Mercy College of Health Sciences
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $9,066 75%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $1,986 44%
Pell Grants $5,751 53%
Other Federal Grants $330 31%
State and Local Grants $5,545 50%
Federal Student Loans $5,860 72%
Other Student Loans $8,466 28%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Mercy College of Health Sciences, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $52,716. The loan balance of $52,716 is a four year multiple of the $13,179 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $503 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 2.75%.

Example Loan $52,716
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $502.97
Total Interest Paid $7,640.25
Sum of All Loan Payments $60,356.25

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
$126,008
Year All Residents
1 $31,502
2 $32,512
3 $33,555
4 $34,631

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Mercy College of Health Sciences to be $126,008 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 3.2% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at Mercy College of Health Sciences
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
All Residents $700 $2,100 $2,800

Estimated cost for a class at Mercy College of Health Sciences based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at Mercy College of Health Sciences versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Mercy College of Health Sciences Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=153977 IPEDS survey data for Mercy College of Health Sciences.