Expenses per Semester 2016-2017


Tuition Full-time


(12–17 credits)

General Fee



Tuition Part-Time


per credit

Full-time students taking more than 17 credits will be charged for additional credits at the rate of $575 per credit.

Clinical laboratory science majors will be charged $250 per semester in lieu of tuition during the semesters spent in hospital practica. Those students are also assessed the general fee.

Graduate - Masters (Physician Assistant program):

Tuition Full-time


(12 credits and greater)

General Fee



Tuition Part-time


per credit

Graduate - Masters (Occupational Therapy and Speech-Language Pathology):

Tuition Full-time


(12-17 credits)

General Fee



Tuition Part-time


per credit

Full-time students taking more than 17 credits will be charged for additional credits at the rate of $720 per credit.

Graduate - Doctoral (Physical Therapy):

Classes graduating in December 2016 and 2017

Tuition Fall-time


(12-17 credits)

General Fee



Tuition Part-time


per credit

Full-time students taking more than 17 credits will be charged for additional credits at the rate of $945 per credit.

Graduate - Doctoral (Physical Therapy):

Classes graduating in December 2018 and 2019

Tuition Full-time $15,220 per term

The general fee and its related services help to promote and enhance the educational, recreational, social, and cultural life of the student body. The fee helps to supplement the cost of class dues, student publications, student services, and student government, as well as the costs associated with operating facilities available for student use such as the Anderson Sports-Health Center, the Bevevino Library, and the Banks Student Center.

Part-time Tuition Rates:

Expressway Tuition


Expressway students per credit (see description of Expressway Program)

Tuition -undergraduate certificate program


per credit

Tuition (master's level degree and certificate programs)


per credit

Tuition (MSN to DNP and Occupational Therapy doctoral programs)


per credit

Tuition (BSN to DNP program)


per credit

Tuition (graduate professional development courses)


per credit

Other Fees and Expenses:

Campus Housing


Alumnae Hall, McHale Hall



McGowan Hall



Gildea Hall, 120 Lake Street House



Machell Avenue House



111 Lake Street House






179 Lake Street House



MacDowell Hall

Single Room


Additional charge based on seniority at the time of housing lottery



Should vacancies occur in a student room, the remaining student is required to accept another roommate or be reassigned to another room. Students in suites or townhouses must maintain the stated minimum occupancy or be removed from the area. If availability permits, the director or assistant director of residence life may provide an option to maintain the room, suite, or townhouse below the minimum stated occupancy.

Board Plans


The rates noted below include $200 in Cougar Points.

First-year residents may not choose the 125 or 75 meal plans. The 75 meal plan is only available to students living in Lake Street, Machell Avenue, MacDowell Hall, and Townhouse residences.

Unlimited meals



190 meals



150 meals



125 meals



75 meals



Special Fees, Deposits, and Expenses 2016–2017

Alternative Learners Project


First year freshmen, first semester



Second semester freshmen and all upperclassmen (per semester)

Graduation Fee


A graduation fee is charged to students who have completed degree requirements.



The fee helps to supplement costs of commencement including preparation of the facility, graduation announcements, cap and gown, diploma, pre-commencement luncheon and the post-commencement reception.

Liability Insurance


For students enrolled in majors that require clinical or field experience

Matriculation fee (graduate students)


For each semester during which a master's candidate is not registered for course work

Orientation Fee


First year


Transfer student

Parking Fines


Per infraction for vehicles registered with the Misericordia University’s Campus Safety Department parked in an unauthorized area based on line color designations, parked in specially posted areas (reserved, visitors, fire lane, no parking), parking on sidewalks or grass, obstructing traffic or driveways.



Per infraction for a student or employee unregistered vehicle parked anywhere on campus property. It is not the intent of the University to penalize visitors who are not aware of the parking regulations.



Per infraction for any vehicle parked illegally in a handicapped area.



Per infraction for failure to remove a vehicle as instructed during times of snow removal.

Parking Permit


Annual fee

Returned Check Fee


A fee will be assessed for each check not accepted and returned by the bank. Two returned checks will cause check-writing privileges to be permanently revoked.

Room Reservation


Room reservation deposit is for upperclassmen only; room deposit is payable by April 15 and is applied to room charges.

Student ID


Replacement of lost, stolen or unusable ID

Student Teaching Fee


For Education major in teaching placements

Summer Housing


Per week for students who take five or fewer credits who are fulltime students during the academic year, are registered for a minimum of 12 credits for the Fall 2017 semester, and who lived in housing in the Spring 2017 semester. Summer housing is available at no cost to students who are registered for six or more credits in a non-weekend program, have signed a campus housing agreement for the 2017–2018 academic year. Students who participate in a clinical placement that is six credits or more, or 40 hours per week, are eligible for free summer housing during that clinical rotation as long as they have already registered for a minimum of 12 credits in the fall and have signed a Campus Housing Agreement for the next academic year, OR they have completed their 4th year and have lived in University housing in the spring semester. There is NO MEAL PLAN available during the summer. Students may purchase meals in the Cougars Den or pay at the cafeteria when they are opened. (The Cougars Den summer hours are 8:00 am – 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm.)

Thesis Continuation Fee



Transcript Fee


Per transcript

Transcript Fee (Mercy School of Nursing, Wilkes-Barre; Mercy School of Nursing-Scranton; St. Mary's School of Nursing)


Per transcript

Weekend College


Room rental per semester

Computer Lab Printing Fee (per semester)


Students are allowed to print up to 300 pages per semester in University computer labs without incurring additional charges. For each page above 300, an additional per page charge will be assessed on a semester basis.

Additional Class Specific Fees

Applied Music


Students enrolled in all sections of Fine Arts 117 and 118

Field Instruction I


Students enrolled in SWK 371

Field Instruction II and III


Students enrolled in SWK 473 and SWK 474

Laboratory Fee


Students enrolled in any biology, chemistry or physics class that also includes a lab

The total fee is limited to $50 per semester.

Fees specific to health science programs

Medical Imaging (charged in Fall and Spring semesters)



The Medical Imaging Fee covers the cost of annual radiation badges as well as ID markers, name tags, program handbook, clinical log book, and the CHS administrative fee. HIPAA training/certification fees are included in the second year and professional liability insurance, Pennsylvania and National Professional memberships in PSRT and ASRT are included in the second, third and fourth years. The Expressway clinical course fee covers the cost of professional liability insurance and clincal materials..









Nursing - BSN weekday and part-time evening programs (charged in Fall and Spring semesters)


The Nursing fee covers the cost of annual testing in the first, third and fourth years as well as HIPAA training/certification in the first or second year. A Certiphi clinical record management fee is included in each year, except for year one of the BSN weekday program. The third and fourth year fees also cover professional liability insurance, lab technology and lab equipment fees. Third year fees also include charges for clinical badges and clinical kits. Fourth year fees also cover the graduation pin. All levels are charged for membership in the Student nurse Association of Pennsylvania (SNAP) and the CHS administrative fee.

Graduate level students are assessed a fee for printing, clinical record tracking, liability insurance, background checks, HESI testing, skills workshop, and for the BSN to DNP an MSN to DNP students there is a charge for poster and binding in their last semester.

Nursing - part-time Evening BSN (1st summer, when enrolled in NSG 201)


Nursing - MSN (charged each term enrolled)


Nursing - BSN to DNP (charged each term enrolled)


Nursing - DNP (charged each term enrolled)




Expressway (when taking NSG 465A, to cover clinical costs)


Occupational Therapy (weekday entry level - charged in Fall and Spring semesters)


The OT Fee includes the CHS administrative fee and the cost of annual American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) membership as well as lab fees, clinical name badge, professional liability insurance and HIPAA training/certification in the second or third years. A health clearance fee is included in years two and four, or three and four. An on-line examination preparation course for certification preparation is charged in the graduate year.

Occupational Therapy (weekend entry level - charged each term enrolled)









Physical Therapy (PT) Fee

Physical Therapy (charged each term enrolled)


The physical therapy student fee covers the cost of lab supplies, HIPAA training / certification, lab kit, clinical materials, clinical records management, preparatory testing for the certification exam (PEAT), annual membership in the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and the CHS Administrative fee.







Physician Assistant Fee (per semester)

Fifth Year

The fee covers Eclas, PackRat exam, PAEA exams, OSCE, the AAPA conference and clinical site development



Sonography Fee

(charged each term enrolled)


The Sonography fee covers the cost of HIPAA training/certification, lab fees, clinical materials, professional liability insurance and one year professional society membership.


Speech-language Pathology (SLP) Fee

(charged in Fall in Spring semesters)


The SLP fee covers the cost of annual American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association (PSHA) memberships as well as clinical name badges, ASHA memberships as well as clinical name badges, ASHA KASA fee, the CHS administrative fee and professional liability insurance.