Expenses per Semester 2012-2013

Tuition

$12,940

Full-time students (12–17 credits)

Tuition

$14,000

Full-time graduate students

Tuition

$12,000

Full-time students enrolled in the Physician Assistant program

Tuition

$14,350

Full-time students enrolled in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program

Tuition

$495

Part-time students per credit

 

 

Full-time students who wish to take more than 17 credits will be charged for additional credits at $495/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.

Expressway Tuition

$350

Expressway students per credit (see description of Expressway Program)

General Fee

(full-time students)

$670

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.

Regular Campus Housing

$3,265

Alumnae Hall, McHale Hall

 

$3,310

McGowan Hall

 

$3,345

Gildea Hall, Machell Avenue House, 120 Lake Street House

 

$3,785

179 Lake Street House

 

$3,985

MacDowell Hall

Single Room

$500

Additional charge based on seniority at the time of housing lottery

Townhouse Room

$3,785

Provisions for single/private rooms are under the discretion of the director of residence life

 

 

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 of residence life may provide an option to maintain the room, suite, or townhouse below the minimum stated occupancy. When this situation occurs, all remaining occupants of the room, suite, or townhouse will be subject to an additional room charge of $300 beyond the rates stated above.

Board Plans

 

The rates noted below include $100 in Cougar Points. Cougar Points are also available with each meal plan in additional $50 increments up to $250 which would increase the plan rate accordingly.

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.

265 meals

$2,330

 

220 meals

$2,225

 

190 meals

$2,115

 

150 meals

$1,990

 

125 meals

$1,870

 

75 meals

$1,295

 

Special Fees, Deposits, and Expenses 2012–2013

Alternative Learners Project

$2,250

First year freshmen, first semester

 

$1,750

Second semester freshmen and all upperclassmen (per semester)

Graduation Fee

$175

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

$50

For students enrolled in majors that require clinical or field experience

Orientation Fee

$200

First year

$70

Transfer student

Parking Fines

$10

Per infraction for vehicles registered with the Misericordia University’s Campus Safety Department. Unregistered vehicles will be charged $25 per infraction. Fines for illegally parking in handicapped areas are $50 per infraction. Failure to move a vehicle as instructed during times of snow removal will result in a fine of $100.

Parking Permit

$45

Annual fee

Returned Check Fee

$15

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

$100

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

Student ID

$20

Replacement of lost, stolen or unusable ID

Student Teaching Fee

$200

For Education major in teaching placements

Summer Housing

$75

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 2012 semester, and who lived in housing in the Spring 2012 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 2012–2013 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.)

Transcript Fee

$10

Per transcript

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

$10

Per transcript

Weekend College

$200

Room rental per semester

Computer Lab Printing Fee (per semester)

$0.03/page

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

$130

Students enrolled in all sections of Fine Arts 117 and 118

Laboratory Fee

$25

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

The total fee is limited to $50 per semester.

Medical Imaging Fee (Annual)

Second Year

$150

The medical imaging fee covers the cost of annual radiation badges as well as ID marker, name tags, program handbook, clinical log book, HIPAA training/certification in the second year and professional liability insurance in the second, third and fourth years.The Expressway clinical course fee covers the cost of professional liability insurance and clinical materials.

Third Year

$115

 

Fourth Year (Dec grads)

$75

 

Fourth Year (May grads)

$100

 

Expressway (clinical course)

$85

 

Nursing Fee (Annual)

First-year

$35

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. Third and fourth year fees cover professional liability insurance and lab fees. Third year fees also include charges for clinical badges and clinical kits. All levels are charged for membership in the Student Nurse Association of Pennsylvania (SNAP). The Expressway clinical course fee covers the cost of professional liability insurance and clinical materials.

First Year (evening)

$475

 

Second Year

$245

 

Second Year (evening)

$395

 

Third Year

$435

 

Fourth Year

$325

 

Expressway (clinical course)

$85

 

Graduate Nursing (first year)

$235

 

Graduate Nursing (second year)

$155

 

Graduate Nursing (third year)

$155

 

Post Professional Nursing

$50

Cost of annual professional liability insurance.

Occupational Therapy (OT) Fee (Annual)

First Year

$75

The OT fee covers the cost of annual American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) membership as well as lab fees, clinical name badge and professional liability insurance and HIPAA training/certification in the second, third and fourth years, in addition to an online examination for certification preparation in the graduate year.

First Year (weekend)

$335

 

Second Year

$335

 

Second Year (weekend)

$680

 

Third Year

$805

 

Third Year (weekend)

$530

 

Fourth Year

$410

 

Fifth Year

$375

 

Physical Therapy (PT) Fee

First Year (spring)

$685

The PT fee covers the cost of annual American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) membership as well as lab fees and professional liability insurance, lab kit, manual and clinical name badges.

First Year (fall)

$400

 

Second Year (spring)

$615

 

Second Year (summer)

$50

 

Second Year (fall)

$180

 

Third Year (spring)

$485

 

Third Year (summer)

$50

 

Third Year (fall)

$50

 

Physician Assistant Fee (per semester)

Fourth Year

$775

The physician assistant fee covers the cost of the electronic logging system used to document patient encounters and clinical competencies, required examinations, membership in the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) and attendance at the APAA national meeting in the fifth year. During the fourth year, students must also purchase diagnostic equipment to be utilized during laboratory courses and clinical rotations.

Fourth Year (one-time equipment charge)

$860

 

Fifth Year

$1,500

 

Sonography Fee (Annual)

First Year

$265

The Sonography fee covers the costs of name tag, handbook, clinical forms. HIPAA training/certification and professional liability insurance.

Second Year

$75

 

Speech-language Pathology (SLP) Fee (Annual)

First Year

$100

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 and professional liability insurance.

Second Year

$170

 

Third Year

$150

 

Fourth Year

$150

 

Fifth Year

$150