Expenses per Semester 2011-2012

Regular Tuition


Full-time students (12–17 credits)

Regular Tuition


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

Regular Tuition


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


Expressway students per credit (see description of Expressway Program)

General Fee
(full-time students)


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


Alumnae Hall



McHale Hall



McGowan Hall



Gildea Hall



Lake Street House



Machell Avenue House

Single Room


Additional charge, based on seniority at the time of housing lottery

Townhouse Room


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 theme housing or a townhouse.

265 meals



220 meals



190 meals



150 meals



125 meals



75 meals



Special Fees, Deposits, and Expenses 2011–2012

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

Orientation Fee


First year


Transfer student

Parking Fines


Per infraction for vehicles registered with the Misericordia University's Campus Safety Department. Unregistered vehicles will be charged $20 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


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 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


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

Additional Class Specific Fees

Applied Music


Students enrolled in all sections of Fine Arts 117 and 118

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.

Medical Imaging Fee (Annual)

Second Year


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.

Third Year



Fourth Year (Dec grads)



Fourth Year (May grads)



Nursing Fee (Annual)

First year


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).

First Year (evening)



Second Year



Second Year (evening)



Third Year



Fourth Year



Graduate Nursing (first year)



Graduate Nursing (second year)



Graduate Nursing (third year)



Post Professional Nursing


Cost of annual professional liability insurance.

Occupational Therapy (OT) Fee (Annual)

First Year


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)



Second Year



Second Year (weekend)



Third Year



Third Year (weekend)



Fourth Year



Fifth Year



Physical Therapy (PT) Fee (Annual)

Fourth Year


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

Fifth Year



Doctorate Year 1



Sonography Fee (Annual)



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

Second Year



Speech-language Pathology (SLP) Fee (Annual)

First year


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



Third Year



Fourth Year



Fifth Year